Thursday, November 13, 2008

Web Hacking Attacks and Defense

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.

Features include:
-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(TM) application servers; how to harden your Java(TM) 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.

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