Web Application Obfuscation: -/WAFs..Evasion..Filters//alert (/Obfuscation/)-

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Elsevier, 2011 - Computers - 275 pages
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Web applications are used every day by millions of users, which is why they are one of the most popular vectors for attackers. Obfuscation of code has allowed hackers to take one attack and create hundreds-if not millions-of variants that can evade your security measures. Web Application Obfuscation takes a look at common Web infrastructure and security controls from an attacker's perspective, allowing the reader to understand the shortcomings of their security systems. Find out how an attacker would bypass different types of security controls, how these very security controls introduce new types of vulnerabilities, and how to avoid common pitfalls in order to strengthen your defenses.



  • Named a 2011 Best Hacking and Pen Testing Book by InfoSec Reviews
  • Looks at security tools like IDS/IPS that are often the only defense in protecting sensitive data and assets
  • Evaluates Web application vulnerabilties from the attacker's perspective and explains how these very systems introduce new types of vulnerabilities
  • Teaches how to secure your data, including info on browser quirks, new attacks and syntax tricks to add to your defenses against XSS, SQL injection, and more
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
HTML
13
JavaScript and VBScript
81
Nonalphanumeric JavaScript
105
CSS
125
PHP
151
SQL
177
Web application firewalls and clientside filters
199
Mitigating bypasses and attacks
217
Future developments
237
Index
269
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Mario Heiderich is a Cologne, Germany-based freelancer and entrepreneur who is devoted to Web application development and security and is currently working on several projects while earning his Ph.D. at Ruhr University in Bochum. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Friedberg/Hessen with a degree in media informatics, and has been working for several German and international companies as a developer and security consultant. In addition to being lead developer for the PHPIDS and author of a German book about Web application security, he has been a speaker at several conferences and a trainer for Web security classes around the world. His work is focused on client-side attacks and defense, especially markup, CSS, and JavaScript, on all major user agents.

Eduardo Alberto Vela Nava (Application Security Specialist) works as an information security researcher at Google, Inc., with the task of improving the security of Google and the Internet as a whole, by researching security problems and creating solutions to them. His primary focus is Web application security and browser/plug-in security. He has been a presenter focusing on Web security at several conferences around the world. He previously worked at Alibaba Cloud Computing and Hi5 Networks.

Gareth Heyes is based in the United Kingdom and does Web security contracting work and the occasional Web development project. He has been a speaker at the Microsoft BlueHat, Confidence Poland, and OWASP conferences, and is the author of many Web-based tools and sandboxes, including Hackvertor, JSReg, CSSReg, and HTMLReg.

David Lindsay is a senior security consultant with Cigital Inc., where he works with industry-leading financial, healthcare, and software companies helping to secure their critical applications. He provides professional assessments and remediation assistance in the form of penetration tests, architecture risk analysis, code review, and security training. He researches Web application security vulnerabilities focusing on emerging security issues related to new standards, frameworks, and architectures. He has spoken at many leading security events over the past few years, including the Microsoft BlueHat, BlackHat, and OWASP conferences.

David graduated from the University of Utah with a master's degree in mathematics.

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