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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition

By : Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez, Juned Ahmed Ansari
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Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition

By: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez, Juned Ahmed Ansari

Overview of this book

Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux - Third Edition shows you how to set up a lab, helps you understand the nature and mechanics of attacking websites, and explains classical attacks in great depth. This edition is heavily updated for the latest Kali Linux changes and the most recent attacks. Kali Linux shines when it comes to client-side attacks and fuzzing in particular. From the start of the book, you'll be given a thorough grounding in the concepts of hacking and penetration testing, and you'll see the tools used in Kali Linux that relate to web application hacking. You'll gain a deep understanding of classicalSQL, command-injection flaws, and the many ways to exploit these flaws. Web penetration testing also needs a general overview of client-side attacks, which is rounded out by a long discussion of scripting and input validation flaws. There is also an important chapter on cryptographic implementation flaws, where we discuss the most recent problems with cryptographic layers in the networking stack. The importance of these attacks cannot be overstated, and defending against them is relevant to most internet users and, of course, penetration testers. At the end of the book, you'll use an automated technique called fuzzing to identify flaws in a web application. Finally, you'll gain an understanding of web application vulnerabilities and the ways they can be exploited using the tools in Kali Linux.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


To Leticia and Alexa, thank you for making my life much more joyful than I could have imagined.

A mi madre, con todo el amor, admiración y respeto. Gracias por guiarme con el mejor de los ejemplos y por enseñarme a nunca dejar de aprender, a trabajar duro y a vivir con honestidad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez

I want to dedicate this book to my parents, Abdul Rashid and Sherbano, and sisters, Tasneem and Lubna. Thank you all for your encouragement on every small step that I took forward. Thank you mom and dad for all the sacrifices and for always believing in me. I also want to thank my seniors, for their mentorship, and my friends and colleagues, for supporting me over the years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – Juned Ahmed Ansari