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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By : Gus Khawaja
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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By: Gus Khawaja

Overview of this book

Companies all over the world want to hire professionals dedicated to application security. Practical Web Penetration Testing focuses on this very trend, teaching you how to conduct application security testing using real-life scenarios. To start with, you’ll set up an environment to perform web application penetration testing. You will then explore different penetration testing concepts such as threat modeling, intrusion test, infrastructure security threat, and more, in combination with advanced concepts such as Python scripting for automation. Once you are done learning the basics, you will discover end-to-end implementation of tools such as Metasploit, Burp Suite, and Kali Linux. Many companies deliver projects into production by using either Agile or Waterfall methodology. This book shows you how to assist any company with their SDLC approach and helps you on your journey to becoming an application security specialist. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on knowledge of using different tools for penetration testing.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Metasploit Cheat Sheet

An introduction to Burp Suite

Burp Suite is a simple platform for web application security testing. This application has many tools, combining to form a monster at your fingertips. It will help you to test every component of your web application.

Burp will be the key in cases where you need to check how strong your website security is, how predictable your session tokens are, or how valid the checkpoint data in your application is. Furthermore, Burp allows for detailed manual assessments and automated technique combinations, leading to enumerate and analyze web application security analysis.

Burp has two editions that are available for download:

  • Burp Suite Community Edition (pre-installed on Kali)
  • Burp Suite Professional Edition (requires a yearly license, around 350 USD per year)

In summary, Burp is a local web proxy that allows you to manually modify, intercept, and inspect...