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The Tangled Web by Michal Zalewski
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Excellent source for browser and web application related security features. Underlines the current reality, that web app environment is (too) complex and full of features that are easy to forget, misconfigure or overlook. I must admit that I just browsed parts of the book because of its technicality, but this is a keeper in case I need to check some nitty-gritty details of browser, web protocols, plugins, Javascript, etc.

The book has a chapter of planned new security features, also. It was mentioned that the dream of inventing a brand-new browser security model is strong within the community, but it would require rebuilding the entire web. Therefore the practical work focuses on humble extensions, which unfortunately increases the complexity of the security-critical sections of the browsers code.

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January 17, 2016 – Shelved

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