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The highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updated Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniquesThe highly successful security book returns with a new edition, completely updated Web applications are the front door to most organizations, exposing them to attacks that may disclose personal information, execute fraudulent transactions, or compromise ordinary users. This practical book has been completely updated and revised to discuss the latest step-by-step techniques for attacking and defending the range of ever-evolving web applications. You'll explore the various new technologies employed in web applications that have appeared since the first edition and review the new attack techniques that have been developed, particularly in relation to the client side.Reveals how to overcome the new technologies and techniques aimed at defending web applications against attacks that have appeared since the previous edition Discusses new remoting frameworks, HTML5, cross-domain integration techniques, UI redress, framebusting, HTTP parameter pollution, hybrid file attacks, and more Features a companion web site hosted by the authors that allows readers to try out the attacks described, gives answers to the questions that are posed at the end of each chapter, and provides a summarized methodology and checklist of tasks Focusing on the areas of web application security where things have changed in recent years, this book is the most current resource on the critical topic of discovering, exploiting, and preventing web application security flaws.Also available as a set with, CEHv8: Certified Hacker Version 8 Study Guide, Ethical Hacking and Web Hacking Set, 9781119072171. ...

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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook: Finding and Exploiting Security Flaws, 2ed Reviews

  • عَبدُالكَرِيمْ
    2019-01-19 04:33

    If you have the basic understanding of security and you want to be a web pen-tester / hacker. This is the book you want to read.+ Technical just like the way I like books+ Explains many methods you couldn't possible imagine before.+ Step by Step explanation+ New ideas and exploitation methods- Labs cost 7$ / Hr ---> Not much practice; however you can find many free practice labs (e.g. Focuses on Burp Proxy only -- there are many other tools- a bit outdated ! <- many of vulnerabilities described are already mitigated in new browsers and applications Follow me for more tech/pen-testing books reviews!

  • Elene Latsoshvili
    2019-01-30 08:39

    Loved the book. Maybe overdetailed in some parts, but it covers really lots and lots of things explained in a very good way :) a must-read for web application developers

  • OJ
    2019-02-01 12:45

    This is a necessary read for anyone looking to get a better idea of web application security, particularly those who haven't had a background in the security field at all. It's a long read, and not one that I think people can sit down to and push through quickly. I got through this while reading a few others at the same time.It's fairly well edited with just a few simple mistakes. The exercises are interesting, though they feel a little laborious by the end.I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it to others. I think it's a great starting point, but should be backed up with other reading.

  • Dvir Oren
    2019-01-27 07:41

    Really good book, I learned a ton and it's great for creativity as well.I remember waking up everyday for ~2-3 weeks and reading this for 1 hour straight at 5:30-6am, just to finish the toughest thing first thing in the day haha. Very hard to read, looking back I have no idea how I did it :)

  • Cameron
    2019-02-15 08:37

    Pretty much the definitive guide to testing and defending web apps. Anyone looking to enter the field can't do much better than reading this book cover to cover.

  • Takedown
    2019-02-02 04:36

    This is the best web security book period. Absolutely awesome, easy to read and filled with practical tips and tricks with no bullshit. Highly recommended.

  • Balhau
    2019-01-18 04:48

    Well this was a really long journey. This book has a massive number of pages, about 900. It took me a month to read all the contents here and the conclusion is, this is just the begining. The technics used to hack into web applications, and in a more general perspective, computer systems are many, furthermore the can and should be combined to optimize the effectiveness of your attack. This book introduces you into the world of hacking in a web application perspective. You should be advised that this is by no far the end of the story and the only thing you know for sure is that you must practice and master some of the not so interesting stuff as encodings schemes communication protocols and other gray stuff people tend to not give a crap. In a nutshell this is a must read book for anyone involved on the security area of computer systems. It is also very advisable to those who want to develop secure systems in general.

  • Enikő
    2019-01-24 05:41

    The content is good. Though is too lengthy and fuzzy. I would suggest to start reading with the last chapter to get an overall idea what will be in the book. I gave it three stars because I think the book could be presented in more easily digestible way. If you plan to read, you should read this book. Suggested.

  • Ahmed Sultan
    2019-01-20 05:50

    Finished the book long time ago , but had to return to it again these dayswell , i consider it as the web app pentesting bible xDtotally worth 5 stars , but took off one because it depend a lot on the paid online labs which cant be afford for long timewaiting for the 3rd edition

  • Mark
    2019-02-07 04:40

    Still reading it, but helps to sharpen the swords and buff the armor ;)

  • Jean Gobin
    2019-01-31 06:47

    I bought this book quite a while back, but only started it a few months ago. Being almost 10 years old, some of the information is a bit outdated, but the general principles still old true.Web Applications are omnipresent: be them to manage your bank account, order stuff, keep in touch with friends or seek for a job, chances are this is through one of these. For most of them, security is an absolute requirement, and we trust the various controls to protect our money, credit card and personal information, job and other interests safe. without that trust, the whole "digital economy" would fall on its face.Web App pentest has become an important part of the security business, as finding vulnerabilities before the bad guys do is paramount to preserve that trust. Simply think "Home Depot".As for all pentest, this is 80% knowledge and 20% improvisation. The former is covered, with a solid introduction to all facets of a Web applications, or at least of 2007 Web applications. While this stays a very good introduction to the topic, it is due for a refresh, to take into account for example API accessible through Web interfaces.

  • Claudiu Lodromanean
    2019-02-05 10:51

    Good overview of common web application vulnerabilities and how to protect or exploit them. A little heavy on tools and promoting the author's paid practice website, but the content is very clear and accessible.Definitely go through Natas at OverTheWire to apply the concepts after reading.

  • Conny
    2019-01-25 07:01

    very good book

  • Box2
    2019-02-04 13:00

    A+. Required reading for webapp pentesting, no exceptions. Though it is often a bit wordy to convey simple messages.

  • John Chilton
    2019-02-12 06:34

    This book is a little long winded and a bit dry, so based just on the writing of the book I would have given it two stars. However the book shines in that it has an unconventional perspective and it stands by this perspective. It is written as guide to attacking applications, not securing them. I thought that would be a gimmick and each chapter would be 1/5 how to hack and 4/5 how to defend, but no quite the opposite is true. I am not sure it is the greatest approach to learning the material, but it is unique and executed faithfully and I respect that.

  • Justin
    2019-02-05 04:50

    Good too much advertisingOverall, there was a lot of information. I hated the constant use burp suite for this and that. SHUT UP ABOUT BURP SUITE!!! Also, all over the book are links to highly expensive pay by the hour labs that do not even include an answer key. These are used as examples, also. Another thing I dis liked was the last couple of chapters. They barley fit within the book's title.

  • Ayoub
    2019-02-03 11:50

    started with this book on 2014 and here we are finished and amazed with the lifetime concepts gleaned from such thick reference, going through its tutorials enables you to witness the revolution of burp suite and how enriches your fundamental perspective on web application inner technology instead of HOW-TOs and kiddies recipes. JSON and XML are getting different through the years but principles never change ...

  • Padala Srikanth murali krishna
    2019-02-17 09:46

    Must Read for Web Application Security TestersGood read for starters on web application security.Guides us in many ways all through our educational and professional career with easy language.

  • Erin
    2019-02-04 12:56

    Useful for scoping, but omits finer details for obvious reasons. Almost all sections have examples that you will never see in the wild. Says, "Hack The Planet" on the back, so it's embarassing to carry around. Otherwise, a must-read... more for web app developers than auditors, though.

  • Alex
    2019-02-10 06:54

    850 pages of defined wisdom from authors of Burp Suite. From plain simple to nifty tricks, all here with option of paid training on their own platform. As an alternative OWASP's isos can be used for training. Very cool.

  • Ibrahim Magdy
    2019-01-25 11:49

    Old way of testing

  • Seth
    2019-01-25 12:33

    Dafydd Stuttard (more commonly known as portswigger) is not only an expert in the field of web application penetration testing, but also excels at conveying highly technical concepts with eloquence.

  • Chris
    2019-01-24 05:54

    Although a bit dated, the book is very comprehensive on the subject.

  • Jimmy O...
    2019-01-28 10:39

    I never got a chance to finish this book.

  • Stuart
    2019-01-24 10:34

    This one will stay front and center on my bookshelf. I'm strongly considering buying the print version. I read mine on safari bookshelf.

  • Shyam
    2019-02-11 10:00

    Highly recommend book for beginners in infosec/pentesting

  • William
    2019-02-14 09:52

    Awesome book!

  • John George
    2019-02-05 06:50

    Good reference books exposes you to various parts of a web application

  • Mai
    2019-02-08 06:48

    it's very old nowi recommend the second edition

  • Kishor
    2019-01-27 12:51

    Very comprehensive, but redundant at times.