In mid-2010, Dr. Zhang Chunyu, editor of IT sector from, asked me if I could write a book on cloud computing. While the concept of cloud computing is very popular, there is not enough written material on how to handle this. Though I have kept myself up to date with this technology, I declined Zhang’s request as the prospects in the field were not clear and instead wrote this book on web security.


My interest in security got kindled when I was a student, after I got a book on hacking with no ISBN from the black market. The book had a teaching course on coolfire, which intrigued me. Ever since, I have been hooked to hacking and have taken much interest in practicing the techniques covered ...

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