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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

Fuzzing web requests using the Intruder tab

Burp Intruder is a monster of automation, and it allows you to enumerate, fuzz, and harvest data from the target web application. In the old days, when I started using Burp, the first thing that I learned was to use the Intruder tool to brute-force login credentials. We will cover more examples in the upcoming chapters, but for this section, I want you to understand the basics of this tool:

Intruder attack types

One of the most confusing things for beginners are the attack types in the Intruder tool. I will do my best to explain them to you in a practical way, so they won't be an obstacle for you to use this section:

  • Sniper: This is the most popular one, and you can use it...