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Hacking Web Apps by Mike Shema

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Introduction

Mike Shemamikeshema@yahoo.com

487 Hill Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Tel.: +1 415 871 3880

Information in this chapter:

• Book Overview and Key Learning Points

• Book Audience

• How this Book is Organized

• Where to Go From Here

Pick your favorite cliche or metaphor you’ve heard regarding The Web. The aphorism might generically describe Web security or evoke a mental image of the threats faced by and emanating from Web sites. This book attempts to illuminate the vagaries of Web security by tackling eight groups of security weaknesses and vulnerabilities most commonly exploited by hackers. Some of the attacks will sound very familiar. Other attacks may be unexpected, or seem unfamiliar simply because they neither adorn ...

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