The Web Application Hacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition
Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws
By Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 912

New technologies. New attack techniques. Start hacking.

Web applications are everywhere, and they're insecure. Banks,retailers, and others have deployed millions of applications thatare full of holes, allowing attackers to steal personal data, carryout fraud, and compromise other systems. This book shows you howthey do it.

This fully updated edition contains the very latest attacktechniques and countermeasures, showing you how to break intotoday's complex and highly functional applications. Roll up yoursleeves and dig in.

  • Discover how cloud architectures and social networking haveadded exploitable attack surfaces to applications

  • Leverage the latest HTML features to deliver powerful cross-sitescripting attacks

  • Deliver new injection exploits, including XML external entityand HTTP parameter pollution attacks

  • Learn how to break encrypted session tokens and other sensitivedata found in cloud services

  • Discover how technologies like HTML5, REST, CSS and JSON can beexploited to attack applications and compromise users

  • Learn new techniques for automating attacksand dealing withCAPTCHAs and cross-site request forgery tokens

  • Steal sensitive data across domains using seemingly harmlessapplication functions and new browser features

Find help and resources at

  • Source code for some of the scripts in the book

  • Links to tools and other resources

  • A checklist of tasks involved in most attacks

  • Answers to the questions posed in each chapter

  • Hundreds of interactive vulnerability labs

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    I did not find any better resource for this kind of knowledge. The book dives real deep into the subject, providing examples and even labs over the internet to test the hacking tools presented. Not only it explains the techniques, but also explains the theory and concepts behind those vulnerabilities, which is really valuable to apply in real world case scenarios. I totally recommend it.

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