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A. SheikhCertified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Preparation Guidehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7258-9_9

9. Hacking Webservers

Ahmed Sheikh1  
Miami, FL, USA

In this chapter, you will learn about what occurs in the process of hacking a web server. You will gain an understanding about the basic architecture of a web server and will be introduced to the vulnerabilities associated with them. You will also learn about effective countermeasures to protect against a web server attack.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to
  1. 1.

    Define web server architecture.

  2. 2.

    Describe web application attacks.

  3. 3.

    Explore various web server attacks.


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