The Browser Hacker's Handbook by Wade Alcorn, Christian Frichot, Michele Orru

By Wade Alcorn, Christian Frichot, Michele Orru

Hackers take advantage of browser vulnerabilities to assault deep inside of networks

The Browser Hacker's instruction manual offers a pragmatic knowing of hacking the standard net browser and utilizing it as a beachhead to release additional assaults deep into company networks. Written through a crew of hugely skilled desktop protection specialists, the guide presents hands-on tutorials exploring a number present assault methods.

The net browser has turn into the preferred and common machine "program" on this planet. because the gateway to the web, it really is a part of the storefront to any company that operates on-line, however it is usually some of the most weak access issues of any procedure. With assaults at the upward thrust, businesses are more and more utilising browser-hardening recommendations to guard the original vulnerabilities inherent in all at present used browsers. The Browser Hacker's guide completely covers complicated safety concerns and explores suitable subject matters such as:

Bypassing a similar starting place Policy
ARP spoofing, social engineering, and phishing to entry browsers
DNS tunneling, attacking internet purposes, and proxying—all from the browser
Exploiting the browser and its atmosphere (plugins and extensions)
Cross-origin assaults, together with Inter-protocol verbal exchange and Exploitation

The Browser Hacker's guide is written with a qualified safety engagement in brain. Leveraging browsers as pivot issues right into a target's community may still shape an essential part into any social engineering or red-team safeguard evaluate. This guide offers an entire technique to appreciate and constitution your subsequent browser penetration try out.

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Because directives in the scope of the entire request or response are placed in HTTP headers, they provide a natural mechanism for the server to instruct the browser to introduce additional security controls. Content Security Policy XSS is discussed in Chapter 2, but is raised briefly here to put the Content Security Policy (CSP) in context. CSP has been designed to mitigate XSS vulnerabilities by defining a distinction between instructions and content. The CSP HTTP header Content-Security-Policy or X-Content-SecurityPolicy is sent from the server to stipulate the locations where scripts can be loaded.

Many believe that vulnerable code will inevitably appear somewhere within a software product. Let’s face it, even those in the security community who point their fingers at developers are susceptible. The sandbox is a good attempt at addressing this universal problem. Obviously, the degree to which developers will conform to this premise (that is, write vulnerable code) will vary depending on many complex factors, such as lack of sleep or coffee bean quality. The sandbox is simply a mitigating control.

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