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Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense
Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense
by Stuart McClure
Edition: Paperback
Price: $37.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grab a cup of �joe� curl up in a comfy place and get ready f, August 28, 2002
Web Hacking, Attacks and Defense by Stuart McClure, Saumil Shah and Shreeraj Shah is an excellent introductory level book to the world of web hacking. If you are a seasoned professional you will also enjoy having this book in your collection, as it is an excellent resource book.
Ever wonder how anyone can enter a web site and see more than what's presented? With a clear understanding of the protocols, web languages, an understanding of the processes behind e commerce and a bit of historical knowledge you too can hack a web site, and wind up on the FBI's most wanted list. But by the same token, a little bit of knowledge is a powerful thing, with the information presented here you can easily get started on the road to keeping the hackers out, and damage to a minimum if they do get in.
The chapters are clearly laid out, and include code with explanations of the weaknesses, referrals to more in depth study, precautionary measures you can take to help secure your site and a look at the various tools available to harden your site.
IIS and Apache are reviewed, along with Oracle and SQL Server to show some of the more popular Web Servers and Databases, how they work, are exploited and ways to harden them against attack. The protocols used by the web, web programming languages, and an explanation of how a browser interprets commands are graphically laid out with examples presented. It would be hard to come away from this book with out an understanding of the concepts, as they are so clearly defined.
Everything from setting a common understanding of terms to basic E Commerce concepts to unraveling Code Red and a truly unique presentation of IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) is presented and well worth the time it takes to read.

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