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Burp Suite Cookbook by Sunny Wear

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Targeting legal vulnerable web applications

In order for us to properly showcase the functions of Burp Suite, we need a target web application. We need to have a target which we are legally allowed to attack. 

Know Your Enemy is a saying derived from Sun Tzu's The Art of War. The application of this principle in penetration testing is the act of attacking a target. The purpose of the attack is to uncover weaknesses in a target which can then be exploited. Commonly referred to as ethical hacking, attacking legal targets assists companies to assess the level of risk in their web applications.

More importantly, any penetration testing must be done with express, written permission. Attacking any website without this permission can result in litigation ...

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