A web application overview for penetration testers

If you are not a programmer who is actively involved in the development of web applications, then chances of you knowing the inner workings of the HTTP protocol, the different ways web applications interact with the database, and what exactly happens when a user clicks a links or types in the URL of a website in the web browser are very low.

If you have no prior programming skills and you are not actively involved in the development of web application, you won't be able to effectively perform the penetration test. Some initial knowledge of web applications and HTTP protocol is needed.

As a penetration tester, understanding how the information flows from the client to the server and back to the client ...

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