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Testing cookbook for Web Security

Posted in security testing,Software testing by testing in London on November 5, 2008

From Info ZIne

Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it’s often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook (O’Reilly Media, $39.99 USD) demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web security issues, while conducting unit tests, regression tests, or exploratory tests. Unlike ad hoc security assessments, these recipes are repeatable, concise, and systematic-perfect for integrating into your regular test suite.

The recipes in this new title cover the basics from observing messages between clients and servers to multi-phase tests that script the login and execution of web application features. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to build tests pinpointed at Ajax functions, as well as large multi-step tests for the usual suspects: cross-site scripting and injection attacks.

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