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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


I hope that you understood this chapter very well! I mean it; this chapter is key to your success in understanding application security vulnerabilities. If you're hesitant about any of the preceding topics, please stop and try to review them one more time. You should already have installed Mutillidae on your lab machine and started practicing all the preceding examples.

The topics that we discussed in this chapter do not incorporate all web application vulnerabilities, but I covered the most important ones that you will encounter in your career. SQLi is the most dangerous one and XSS is the most popular one that you will face during Web Intrusion Tests.

Later, we will re-visit these vulnerabilities over and over again, and that's why you must master this chapter; if you don't, you will find the upcoming chapters difficult to understand.