"Both novice and seasoned readers will come away with an
increased understanding of how Web hacking occurs and enhanced
skill at developing defenses against such Web attacks. Technologies
covered include Web languages and protocols, Web and database
servers, payment systems and shopping carts, and critical
vulnerabilities associated with URLs. This book is a virtual battle
plan that will help you identify and eliminate threats that could
take your Web site off line..."
--From the Foreword by William C. Boni, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola
"Just because you have a firewall and IDS sensor does not mean
you aresecure; this book shows you why."
--Lance Spitzner, Founder, The Honeynet Project
Whether it's petty defacing or full-scale cyber robbery, hackers are moving to the Web along with everyone else. Organizations using Web-based business applications are increasingly at risk. Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense is a powerful guide to the latest information on Web attacks and defense. Security experts Stuart McClure (lead author of Hacking Exposed), Saumil Shah, and Shreeraj Shah present a broad range of Web attacks and defense.
Overview of the Web and what hackers go after
Complete Web application security methodologies
Detailed analysis of hack techniques
What to do at development time to eliminate vulnerabilities
New case studies and eye-opening attack scenarios
Advanced Web hacking concepts, methodologies, and tools
"How Do They Do It?" sections show how and why different attacks succeed, including:
Cyber graffiti and Web site defacements
Database access and Web applications
Java™ application servers; how to harden your Java™ Web Server
Impersonation and session hijacking
Buffer overflows, the most wicked of attacks
Automated attack tools and worms
Appendices include a listing of Web and database ports, cheat sheets for remote command execution, and source code disclosure techniques.
Web Hacking informs from the trenches. Experts show you how to connect the dots--how to put the stages of a Web hack together so you can best defend against them. Written for maximum brain absorption with unparalleled technical content and battle-tested analysis, Web Hacking will help you combat potentially costly security threats and attacks.