Security Testing Web Applications

Dr. Mike Andrews, Florida Institute of Technology

Often, the fast-paced development cycles of Web applications don't usually leave much room for testing. Thanks to the instant service pack phenomenon, we can update a Web application every day-so it's ok if things aren't perfect, right? That may be the case for functional bugs, but not security bugs. All an attacker needs is a very small window of opportunity to do damage. James Whittaker shows you how to identify these threats and demonstrates examples of attacks against them. From "SQL injection" to "cross-site scripting," and many more, you’ll leave with the knowledge of how a hacker views your online business and, as a tester, what you can do about it.

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