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Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide

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Web Application Security, A Beginner's Guide This hands-on resource explains the nuts-and-bolts of securing Web applications from today's sneakiest hackers. Full description
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
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Furkan Sakar
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really nice introduction for common web application security flaws. It explains the concepts not only for seasoned developers but also for beginners. There are also some extra information which is good since it is not easy to find such kind of combined info together.

Each web application developer either working in back-end or front-end should read this book, or at least should check XSS and SQL Injection part.

Only problem is that some examples seems to be a bit old like FxCop is already named
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Aditya Limbu
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is, in my opinion, the best book to get started into web application security both as a developer and as an attacker.

Although, the book speaks from a defender's perspective and focuses on how to improve your web application rather than hacking it, it can, however, also help you in your web application hacking journey.

The write up is absolutely brilliant with the best analogies to get you the core concept. If you're a beginner looking for a conceptual book then this is the ultimate book for
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Sridhar Jammalamadaka
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful presentation to explain XSS and SQL injection. This book has tips even for seasoned web developers. Must read for all professionals building public facing websites.
Chris Chase
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a good intruduction to the subject. Well worth a read
Jere Sumell
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good presentation about security issues involved with web application security approaching to teach "how to think like a defender" instead of "thinking like a "redhat".
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Security is not the thing that you can do it right at the first time. If you get enough time and experience in software development field, then it's time for stepping into security aspect. Just as this name, this book provides concepts and fundamentals of web application security with good examples through each chapter.
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