Web applications is a platform through which communication between web server and consumer is made possible. The data is shared in the form of HTML pages through HTTP protocol.
The web application-based attacks have evolved continuously over the years. The server-side vulnerabilities and client-side vulnerabilities lead to web application attacks. This module will introduce you to the types of web application attacks and ways to mitigate them.
The web application attack guide for beginners is an all-inclusive course which is designed to assist even an absolute beginner to become an expert in the field of pentesting and ethical hacking. Hence, there are no prerequisite skill set required to begin with this course.
Before learning the mechanism of web application attacks, you will begin by learning how to build a lab environment and install necessary virtual machines like Kali Linux. This will assist you in safe hacking practice without adversely affecting your system.
Since, it is important to have a basic knowledge about web networks, we will learn thoroughly about the basic terminology, standards, protocols and technologies of web applications.
As soon as you will be thorough with the basics, we’ll begin with how to hide your identity online and introduction to TOR. We will learn the concept of cryptography which will include encryption, decryption and various types of encoding.
Finally, you will be introduced to the most essential methodology of hacking web application, i.e. how to regulate the input and outputs produced by the web application. You will learn the working of the most widely used and risky vulnerabilities like Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and SQL injection.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to perform hands-on practice to identify and exploit vulnerabilities like XSS (Cross Site Scripting), SQL Injection, etc.