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Anti-Hacker Tool Kit, Fourth Edition by Mike Shema

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CHAPTER 14
WEB APPLICATION HACKING
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We encounter the Web every day. We use it to read news, connect on social networking sites, buy stuff, consume information…and be consumed as information. And we hope that the web applications we use protect themselves and our data from compromise.
This chapter covers tools that aid in evaluation of the security of a web application and the platform it’s built on. Web applications consist of server-side code written in any number of languages (from PHP to Python to ASP to Java, and more) and client-side content that consists of HTML and JavaScript. We’ll be looking at web applications from a black box perspective, ...

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