Web Applications (Hacking Exposed)

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9780072224382: Web Applications (Hacking Exposed)

Get in-depth coverage of Web application platforms and their vulnerabilities, presented the same popular format as the international bestseller, Hacking Exposed. Covering hacking scenarios across different programming languages and depicting various types of attacks and countermeasures, this book offers you up-to-date and highly valuable insight into Web application security.

"Required reading for Web architects and operators." -- Erik Olson, Microsoft Program Manager, Security, ASP.NET

"Just as the original Hacking Exposed revealed the techniques the bad guys were hiding behind, Hacking Exposed Web Applications will do the same for this critical technology. Its methodical approach and appropriate detail will enlighten, educate, and go a long way toward making the Web a safer place in which to do business." -- from the Foreword by Mark Curphey, Chair of the Open Web Application Security Project

"This is a serious technical guide that is also great reading -- scary enough to motivate folks to take Web security seriously but approachable enough to be an effective learning tool. Required reading for Web architects and operators." -- Erik Olson, Program Manager, Security, ASP.NET

"What better way to defend against hackers than to understand the tools and techniques that are used to penetrate your site? Hacking Exposed Web Applications offers a detailed look at common vulnerabilities within your applications and explains how to protect yourself from them." -- Mike Mullins, Ecommerce Security Engineer for a leading specialty apparel retailer

"At last, your personal guide to preventing the next generation of security threats. This book explains in intricate detail how you can do everything right when it comes to network security and still be owned at the Web application layer." -- Chip Andrews, www.sqlsecurity.com

"If you're involved in writing Web-based applications using ASP/ASP.NET, Java, JSP, PHP, or other languages, the Hacking Exposed series is something you DEFINITELY need to read. Before writing one line of code, this book will spark ideas about how to design and secure your Web applications. There are techniques potential hackers could use that I've never even thought of! Great resource!" -- Steve Schofield, Creator and Managing Editor, ASPFree.com

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"This book goes a long way in making the Web a safer place to do business." -- Mark Curphey, Chair of the Open Web Application Security Project

Unleash the hackers' arsenal to secure your Web applications

In today's world of pervasive Internet connectivity and rapidly evolving Web technology, online security is as critical as it is challenging. With the enhanced availability of information and services online and Web-based attacks and break-ins on the rise, security risks are at an all time high. Hacking Exposed Web Applications shows you, step-by-step, how to defend against the latest Web-based attacks by understanding the hacker's devious methods and thought processes. Discover how intruders gather information, acquire targets, identify weak spots, gain control, and cover their tracks. You'll get in-depth coverage of real-world hacks--both simple and sophisticated--and detailed countermeasures to protect against them.

What you'll learn:

  • The proven Hacking Exposed methodology to locate, exploit, and patch vulnerable platforms and applications
  • How attackers identify potential weaknesses in Web application components
  • What devastating vulnerabilities exist within Web server platforms such as Apache, Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS), Netscape Enterprise Server, J2EE, ASP.NET, and more
  • How to survey Web applications for potential vulnerabilities --including checking directory structures, helper files, Java classes and applets, HTML comments, forms, and query strings
  • Attack methods against authentication and session management features such as cookies, hidden tags, and session identifiers
  • Most common input validation attacks--crafted input, command execution characters, and buffer overflows
  • Countermeasures for SQL injection attacks such as robust error handling, custom stored procedures, and proper database configuration
  • XML Web services vulnerabilities and best practices
  • Tools and techniques used to hack Web clients--including cross-site scripting, active content attacks and cookie manipulation
  • Valuable checklists and tips on hardening Web applications and clients based on the authors' consulting experiences

About the Author:

Joel Scambray (Lafayette, CA) is a Manager in the Information Systems Audit and Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young. Joel has over five years experience working with a variety of computer and communications technologies from both an operational and strategic standpoint--ranging from Director of IS for a major commercial real estate firm to Technology Analyst for Info World Magazine.

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