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Python: Penetration Testing for Developers by Dave Mound, Benjamin May, Andrew Mabbitt, Terry Ip, Cameron Buchanan, Mohit, Christopher Duffy

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Chapter 6. Assessing Web Applications with Python

Web application assessments, or web application penetration tests, are a different animal compared to infrastructure assessments. This is dependent on the goals of the assessment as well. Web application assessments, like mobile application assessments, are all too often approached in the wrong manner. Network or infrastructure penetration tests have matured, and clients are becoming wiser in what to expect for results. This is not always true for web application or mobile application assessments. There are a variety of tools that can be used to analyze applications for vulnerabilities, including Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Core Impact, WebInspect, AppScan, Acunetix, and many more. Some are far ...

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