Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 03 May 2010
Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks highlights the vagaries of web security by discussing the seven deadliest vulnerabilities exploited by attackers. This book pinpoints the most dangerous hacks and exploits specific to web applications, laying out the anatomy of these attacks including how to make your system more secure. You will discover the best ways to defend against these vicious hacks with step-by-step instruction and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable.
Each chapter presents examples of different attacks conducted against web sites. The methodology behind the attack is explored, showing its potential impact. The chapter then moves on to address possible countermeasures for different aspects of the attack. The book consists of seven chapters that cover the following: the most pervasive and easily exploited vulnerabilities in web sites and web browsers; Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks; mistakes of server administrators that expose the web site to attack; brute force attacks; and logic attacks. The ways in which malicious software malware has been growing as a threat on the Web are also considered.
This book is intended for information security professionals of all levels, as well as web application developers and recreational hackers.

  • Knowledge is power, find out about the most dominant attacks currently waging war on computers and networks globally
  • Discover the best ways to defend against these vicious attacks; step-by-step instruction shows you how
  • Institute countermeasures, don’t be caught defenseless again, and learn techniques to make your computer and network impenetrable
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ISBN-13: 9781597495431
ISBN-10: 1597495433
Pagini: 192
Ilustrații: Illustrated
Dimensiuni: 191 x 235 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.4 kg

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Information security professionals of all levels; web application developers; recreational hackers


Introduction Chapter 1. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Chapter 2. Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Chapter 3. SQL Injection Chapter 4. Server Misconfiguration and Predictable Pages Chapter 5. Breaking Authentication Schemes Chapter 6. Logic Attacks Chapter 7. Web of Distrust


"Author Mike Shema explains potential vulnerabilities and offers case studies based on actual attacks, looking at the topic from a forensic perspective to devise proper preventive measures. This is where the series will endear itself to Web application developers and to security professionals in particular…. This set of books assumes some basic familiarity with the Web. It should, however, appeal to all security professionals, from top-level executives and IT experts to the lowest rung of managers."--Security Management
"For the reader engaged in professional testing of this type the explanation of the issues and mitigation strategies will provide an ideal starting point for educating and advising clients.… For any reader looking for a sound basic introduction to web application security testing without wanting to spend too much this book can be recommended as an ideal place to start."--BCS British Computer Society