About the Book
Learn the secrets of hackers with practical examples
How to brute force a password using a dictionary
How to predict user sessions and steal data from other users
Directory Transversal: How to steal the passwords file
XSS attack : How to steal the user’s cookie
SQL injection: Destroy user data with a well crafted SQL query!
Stack overflow: Force the system to log you in, even with the wrong password
A simulation of the Heartbleed bug: Read hidden & secret data
Heap overflow: Read a secret file you are banned from reading, by overflowing the internal memory buffers
How to prevent all the attacks above
General principles on writing secure code
How to store passwords safely
How code is compiled, how we go from high level to assembly to machine language.
You will be provided a virtual machine with all the code, so you can start practicing immediately.
Ready to start hacking?
About the Author
Shantnu trained as an Electronics Engineer, and spent several years working with low level code, including DSPs, embedded systems and embedded Linux.
Soon, he grew disillusioned by fixing dangling pointers, memory leaks, race conditions, bugs which only appeared once every two weeks.
In desperation, Shantnu threw up his hands and said, “Lord! Is there more than life to this?”
And that night, SpongBob SquarePants appeared in his dream. “My son,” he said, “try Python. It will fix all your problems.”
And Shantnu did, and lo! All was well.
And now, Shantnu is sharing the love…