Essential Node.js Security
Essential Node.js Security
for Express Web Applications
About the Book
This book is intended to be a hands-on thorough guide for securing web applications based on Node.js and the Express web application framework. Many of the concepts, tools and practices in this book are primarily based on open source libraries and the author leverages these projects and highlights them.
The main objective of the book is to equip the reader with practical solutions to real world problems, and so this book is heavily saturated with source code examples as well as a high level description of the risks involved with any security topic, and the practical solution to prevent or mitigate it.
Even though Express is chosen as the case for web application framework, many concepts in this book can, and should be taken into account, and implemented with any other framework. Concepts like secure code, nosql injections, secure session management, and others are important security topics and would benefit any Node.js developer whose primary focus is web development.
Software Engineer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Excellent book. Covers the possible security issues and the right way to discover and deal with them. Written clearly with plenty of examples. A great book for those who wish to enrich their knowledge in security and for those who want to implement practical security solutions in their application.
Ran Bar Zik
Web Developer at AOL
About The Author
- Liran Tal
About The Reviewers
- Danny Grander
- Tim Kadlec
- Cody B. Daig
- Zach Sosana
About The Book
- Source Code
HTTP Headers Security
- Security Headers Caveats
- Node.js Packages for HTTP Security Headers
- Strict Transport Security
- Other HTTP headers
Secure Session Management
- Session Security Risks
- Session Security in Node.js and ExpressJS
- Security Through Obscurity
- Brute-Force Protection
- Advanced Functionality Limiting
- body-parser middleware
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
- The Risk
- The Solution
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
- The Risk
- The Solution
Secure Code Guidelines
- Node.js Releases and APIs
- Input Validation
- Output Encoding
- Regular Expressions
- Strict Mode and Eval
- Cryptographic Practices
- User Process Privileges
- NoSQL Injections
- NoSQL SSJS Injections
- Blind NoSQL Injections
- OS Command Injection
Secure Dependency Management
- Evaluating Dependencies
- Dependency Tracking
- NPM Shrinkwrap
- Yarn as npm Package Management
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