Web Hacking: Become a Professional Web Pentester [Video]

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  • Why hacking is fun
  • Understand web security problems and how to fix them
  • Find security vulnerabilities in web applications
  • Start working as a penetration tester for web applications
  • How traditional and modern web applications work
  • How the process of ethical hacking works
  • Get practical experience in exploiting web applications
  • How to do ethical hacking projects the right way
  • How professional penetration testing works

This course contains everything to start working as a web pentester. You will learn about exploitation techniques, hacking tools, methodologies, and the whole process of security assessments. It is absolutely hands-on, you will do all the attacks in your own penetration testing environment using the provided applications. The targets are real open-source software. You will have to work hard but in the end, you will be able to do web security assessments on your own as a real ethical hacker. My name is Geri and I am the instructor of this course about web application hacking. If you are interested in hacking and IT security, then this is the perfect place to start. You might be a developer, an IT administrator, or basically anybody with an IT background. With this training, you will get everything you need to start working as a professional web penetration tester. But, why would you want to become one? First of all, because it is a lot of fun. You can be in the position of an attacker trying to hack the various system. Finding vulnerabilities exploiting them and taking over the system. You can find the true hacker in yourself. It is a very creative and exciting job. Also, the security business is booming now. But, why should you learn web hacking? Mostly because there is the biggest demand in the market. Wherever you go to work right now as a penetration tester, around 80% of the projects are web hacking related. This is usually because the awareness of web security was already established and everything has a web interface from the web application to embedded devices or IoT. Also, because that is the fastest to learn. It is because web-related technologies are usually text-based and are easy to work with. So, at the end of the day, web pen testing is the fastest to learn and the most searched. So, I think it is an obvious choice to start your carrier there.

All the code files are placed at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Web-Hacking-Become-a-Professional-Web-Pentester

Style and Approach

It is absolutely hands on. We are going to hack real open-source applications where you can try every technique and attack yourself. So, you will have to get your hands dirty. I will show you everything first and then you can keep experimenting and testing yourself.

  • It never gets boring, there will be always something interesting and new to learn.
  • You will be never without a job. If you keep up with the developments, there will be always something new to do. And as long as there are new systems, people will keep screwing up and building insecure stuff. And that's what brings projects to us.
  • So, I hope I piqued your attention to learning web application
Course Length 7 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781838822644
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2019


Geri Revay

Geri Revay - Penetration Tester/ Ethical Hacker

He hacks stuff for fun and profit, at the moment at Siemens AG in Germany. He was also an external consultant for various companies in insurance, banking, telco or even car production. When he has some free time he also talks at conferences. Here in his course, his goal is to put his knowledge and experience in a form which is useful for others, to save you the time, which he had to spend to acquire all this knowledge from different sources.