O'Reilly logo

Seven Deadliest Web Application Attacks by Mike Shema

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Brute Force

Simple attacks work. Brute force attacks are the Neanderthal equivalent to advanced techniques for encoding and obfuscating XSS payloads or drafting complex SQL queries to extract information from a site's database. The simplicity of brute force attacks doesn't reduce their threat. In fact, the ease of executing a brute force attack should increase its threat value because an attacker need spend no more effort than finding a sufficiently large dictionary of words for guesses and a few lines of code to loop through the complete list. Web sites are designed to serve hundreds and thousands of requests per second, which is an invitation for attackers to launch a script and wait for results. After all, it's a good bet that more than ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required