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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

A quick example

Before I start to dig deeper into the functionality of each section, it is best to start with a simple example, so that you can quickly visualize how you can use this amazing application. "Not just talking but by doing!"

This is going to be an oversimplified example, so I will not go into too much detail. I want you to understand the big picture. Later in this chapter, you will learn the nitty-gritty details of the functionalities:

  1. Fire Burp up, and open your browser in Kali Linux (I already set the Proxy settings in Firefox; I will show you how to do that later).
  2. Browse to the Mutillidae home page; you will see that the page is not loading, and that's normal, because the Proxy in Burp has intercepted the request and is waiting for you to take action.
  3. Switch to Burp, and you will see the web request in the Proxy/Intercept section. At this point...