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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

Secure coding checklist

I wrote this book so that you can have a bible of application security to use on a daily basis in your career. I want this book to contain practical scenarios as much as possible, such as the checklist mentioned in this section. Filling words in a book are not my style—I like actions (quick quote: planning without actions is just a dream), and the upcoming checklist contains straightforward rules that you can use both as a security guideline for developers and as a checklist for you when you manually inspect the source code:

Authentication and credentials management:

Authentication credentials must use TLS and not HTTP cleartext.

Authentication must be enforced on all pages, except the ones intended to be public.

The error messages (in the login page, reset password page, and registration page) should not...