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Burp Suite Cookbook

By : Sunny Wear
Book Image

Burp Suite Cookbook

By: Sunny Wear

Overview of this book

Burp Suite is a Java-based platform for testing the security of your web applications, and has been adopted widely by professional enterprise testers. The Burp Suite Cookbook contains recipes to tackle challenges in determining and exploring vulnerabilities in web applications. You will learn how to uncover security flaws with various test cases for complex environments. After you have configured Burp for your environment, you will use Burp tools such as Spider, Scanner, Intruder, Repeater, and Decoder, among others, to resolve specific problems faced by pentesters. You will also explore working with various modes of Burp and then perform operations on the web. Toward the end, you will cover recipes that target specific test scenarios and resolve them using best practices. By the end of the book, you will be up and running with deploying Burp for securing web applications.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Testing for weak lock-out mechanisms

Account lockout mechanisms should be present within an application to mitigate brute-force login attacks. Typically, applications set a threshold between three to five attempts. Many applications lock for a period of time before a re-attempt is allowed.

Penetration testers must test all aspects of login protections, including challenge questions and response, if present.

Getting ready

Determine whether an application contains proper lock-out mechanisms in place. If they are not present, attempt to brute-force credentials against the login page to achieve unauthorized access to the application. Using the OWASP Mutillidae II application, attempt to log in five times with a valid username...