The recipes in this new title cover the basics from observing messages between clients and servers to multi-phase tests that script the login and execution of web application features. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build tests pinpointed at Ajax functions, as well as large multi-step tests for the usual suspects: cross-site scripting and injection attacks.
This book will help you:
Don't live in dread of the midnight phone call telling you that your site has been hacked. With Web Security Testing Cookbook and the free tools used in the book's examples, you can incorporate security coverage into your test suite, and sleep in peace.
"Great real-life examples throughout make the theory come alive and make the attacks compelling."
--Lee Copeland, Program Chair StarEast and StarWest Testing Conferences
"Finally, a plain-sense handbook for testers that teaches the mechanics of security testing. Belying the usability of the 'recipe' approach, this book actually arms the tester to find vulnerabilities that even some of the best known security tools can't find."
--Matt Fisher, Founder and CEO Piscis LLCv
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Paco Hope is a Technical Manager with Cigital. His areas of expertise software security, security testing, and casino gaming. He specializes in analyzing the security of software, software systems, and software development processes. Paco frequently speaks at conferences such as the Better Software Conference, STAR East, and STAR West. He conducts training on risk-based security testing, writing security requirements, and software security fundamentals. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Ben Walther is a consultant at Cigital and contributor to the Edit Cookies tool. He has a hand in both normal Quality Assurance and Software Security. Day to day, he designs and executes tests, so he understands the need for simple recipes in the hectic QA world.
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