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Common Attack Methods

Think like a hacker with this course on common attack methods used for pentesting, including attacking Web services, cross-site scripting and exploiting logic flaws.

8 videos  //  37 minutes of training

Course description

Pentesters will often find themselves using hackers’ tricks in professional engagements. Take a closer look at just some of those tricks with this course on common attack methods. Beginning with a quick introduction to clickjacking, the course will take you through attacking Web services, cross-site scripting (often called XSS), directory traversal, local and remote file inclusion and more. You’ll also look at a hacker’s toolkit of useful programs and brush up on what you can do to secure Web apps.

Course syllabus

ClickjackingDuration: 2:32

Attacking Web Services SOAPDuration: 3:11

Cross Site ScriptingDuration: 9:00

Directory TraversalDuration: 3:16

Local and Remote File InclusionDuration: 2:53

Other Web AttacksDuration: 7:56

WebApp Hacker ToolkitDuration: 2:48

Securing Web AppsDuration: 5:26

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$599 / license

Annually. Includes all content plus team admin and reporting.