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Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks by Mike Shema

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Introduction

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 carry a generic description of Web security or generate a mental image of the threats and risks faced by and emanating from Web sites. This book attempts to cast a brighter light on the vagaries of Web security by tackling seven of the most, er, deadliest vulnerabilities that are exploited by attackers. Some of the attacks will sound very familiar. Other attacks may be unexpected, or seem uncommon simply because they aren't on a top 10 list or don't make headlines. Attackers often go for the lowest common denominator, ...

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