Penetration testing for web applications (part three)

Thursday, 21 August 2003, 8:26 AM EST

In the first installment of this series we introduced the reader to web application security issues and stressed the significance of input validation. In the second installment, several categories of web application vulnerabilities were discussed and methods for locating these vulnerabilities were outlined.

In this third and final article we will be investigating session security issues and cookies, buffer overflows and logic flaws, and providing links to further resources for the web application penetration tester.

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