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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 browser cache weaknesses

Browser caching is provided for improved performance and better end-user experience. However, when sensitive data is typed into a browser by the user, such data can also be cached in the browser history. This cached data is visible by examining the browser's cache or simply by pressing the browser's back button.

Getting ready

Using the browser's back button, determine whether login credentials are cached, allowing for unauthorized access. Examine these steps in Burp, to understand the vulnerability.

How to do it...

  1. Log...