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Practical Web Penetration Testing

By : Gus Khawaja
Book Image

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

Replaying web requests using the Repeater tab

As the name suggests, the Repeater tab allows you to repeat web requests manually. Why? To check the web response. Most of the time, you will use the Send to repeater menu item to send the results to this section. After that, just click on the Go button, and you will be able to replay the request:

The following is the checklist that I implement when I want to use the Repeater tab:

  1. Testing the logic flaws of a page
  2. Checking for false positive issues after generating a report
  3. Changing the parameter values (for example, testing input-based vulnerabilities)