The Web Application Hacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition
Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws
By Dafydd Stuttard, Marcus Pinto
Final Release Date: August 2011
New technologies. New attack techniques. Start hacking.
Web applications are everywhere, and they're insecure. Banks, retailers, and others have deployed millions of applications that are full of holes, allowing attackers to steal personal data, carry out fraud, and compromise other systems. This book shows you how they do it.
This fully updated edition contains the very latest attack techniques and countermeasures, showing you how to break into today's complex and highly functional applications. Roll up your sleeves and dig in.
Discover how cloud architectures and social networking have added exploitable attack surfaces to applications
Leverage the latest HTML features to deliver powerful cross-site scripting attacks
Deliver new injection exploits, including XML external entity and HTTP parameter pollution attacks
Learn how to break encrypted session tokens and other sensitive data found in cloud services
Discover how technologies like HTML5, REST, CSS and JSON can be exploited to attack applications and compromise users
Learn new techniques for automating attacksand dealing with CAPTCHAs and cross-site request forgery tokens
Steal sensitive data across domains using seemingly harmless application functions and new browser features
Comments about oreilly The Web Application Hacker's Handbook, 2nd Edition:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend