|Author||: Wade Alcorn|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Total Pages||: 648|
|Rating||: 4/5 (59 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Hackers exploit browser vulnerabilities to attack deep withinnetworks The Browser Hacker's Handbook gives a practicalunderstanding of hacking the everyday web browser and using it as abeachhead to launch further attacks deep into corporate networks.Written by a team of highly experienced computer security experts,the handbook provides hands-on tutorials exploring a range ofcurrent attack methods. The web browser has become the most popular and widely usedcomputer "program" in the world. As the gateway to the Internet, itis part of the storefront to any business that operates online, butit is also one of the most vulnerable entry points of any system.With attacks on the rise, companies are increasingly employingbrowser-hardening techniques to protect the unique vulnerabilitiesinherent in all currently used browsers. The Browser Hacker'sHandbook thoroughly covers complex security issues and exploresrelevant topics such as: Bypassing the Same Origin Policy ARP spoofing, social engineering, and phishing to accessbrowsers DNS tunneling, attacking web applications, andproxying—all from the browser Exploiting the browser and its ecosystem (plugins andextensions) Cross-origin attacks, including Inter-protocol Communicationand Exploitation The Browser Hacker's Handbook is written with aprofessional security engagement in mind. Leveraging browsers aspivot points into a target's network should form an integralcomponent into any social engineering or red-team securityassessment. This handbook provides a complete methodology tounderstand and structure your next browser penetration test.