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The Basics of Web Hacking by Josh Pauli

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Foreword

The World Wide Web is a huge and expanding mass of application code. The majority of businesses, governments, and other organizations are now on the web, exposing their systems and data to the world via custom application functionality. With today’s development frameworks, it is easier than ever to create a functional web application without knowing or doing anything about security. With today’s technologies, that application is likely to be far more complex than those that have come before. Evolving technologies bring with them more attack surface and new types of attack. Meanwhile, old vulnerabilities live on and are reintroduced into new applications by each generation of coders.

In the recent past, numerous high-profile organizations ...

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