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Hands-On Application Penetration Testing with Burp Suite

Use Burp Suite and its features to inspect, detect, and exploit security vulnerabilities in your web applications

Author: Carlos A. Lozano, Published on 28-Feb-2019, Language: English

Description

Test, fuzz, and break web applications and services using Burp Suite’s powerful capabilities

Key Features

  • Master the skills to perform various types of security tests on your web applications
  • Get hands-on experience working with components like scanner, proxy, intruder and much more
  • Discover the best-way to penetrate and test web applications

Book Description

Burp suite is a set of graphic tools focused towards penetration testing of web applications. Burp suite is widely used for web penetration testing by many security professionals for performing different web-level security tasks.

The book starts by setting up the environment to begin an application penetration test. You will be able to configure the client and apply target whitelisting. You will also learn to setup and configure Android and IOS devices to work with Burp Suite. The book will explain how various features of Burp Suite can be used to detect various vulnerabilities as part of an application penetration test. Once detection is completed and the vulnerability is confirmed, you will be able to exploit a detected vulnerability using Burp Suite. The book will also covers advanced concepts like writing extensions and macros for Burp suite. Finally, you will discover various steps that are taken to identify the target, discover weaknesses in the authentication mechanism, and finally break the authentication implementation to gain access to the administrative console of the application.

By the end of this book, you will be able to effectively perform end-to-end penetration testing with Burp Suite.

What you will learn

  • Set up Burp Suite and its configurations for an application penetration test
  • Proxy application traffic from browsers and mobile devices to the server
  • Discover and identify application security issues in various scenarios
  • Exploit discovered vulnerabilities to execute commands
  • Exploit discovered vulnerabilities to gain access to data in various datastores
  • Write your own Burp Suite plugin and explore the Infiltrator module
  • Write macros to automate tasks in Burp Suite

Who this book is for

If you are interested in learning how to test web applications and the web part of mobile applications using Burp, then this is the book for you. It is specifically designed to meet your needs if you have basic experience in using Burp and are now aiming to become a professional Burp user.

Carlos A. Lozano

Carlos A. Lozano is a security consultant with more than 15 years' experience in various security fields. He has worked as a penetration tester, but most of his experience is with security application assessments. He has assessed financial applications, ISC/SCADA systems, and even low-level applications, such as drivers and embedded components. Two years ago, he started on public and private bug bounty programs and focused on web applications, source code review, and reversing projects. Also, Carlos works as Chief Operations Officer at Global CyberSec, an information security firm based in Mexico, with operations in the USA and Chile.