Chapter 7. Performing Web Server Attacks

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

—Mark Twain

It is no longer necessary to drive down to the local mall to shop for goods; now, shoppers can buy virtually anything online. Groceries, hard-to-find collectibles, cars, electronics, and books—the list is endless as to what you can buy on the World Wide Web. Yet this ease of shopping comes at the expense of increased security concerns. Although the security risks of shopping online are really no greater than those of shopping in person, the appeal of online attacks is greater for the potential thief. Now a malicious hacker can attack from the safety of his own home and go virtually undetected. Web hacking is also attractive ...

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