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Cross-Site Request Forgery

This course introduces cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities, their exploitation and possible mitigations.

    Syllabus

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Demo Video — 00:03:11
    • This video demonstrates exploitation of cross-site request forgery.

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Case Study Video — 00:02:37
    • This video describes a case study of an application containing a cross-site request forgery vulnerability.

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerabilities Video — 00:04:30
    • This video describes how cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities can make an application vulnerable to attack.

  • Introduction to Cross-Site Request Forgery Video — 00:01:20
    • This video provides an introduction to the cross-site request forgery course.

  • Secure Coding – JavaScript Lab — 00:30:00
    • This lab covers multiple secure coding errors commonly found in JavaScript, including DOM rewrites and the use of the eval() statement.

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Mitigations Video — 00:03:56
    • This video describes mitigations for cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities.

  • Cross-Site Request Forgery Exploitation Video — 00:04:27
    • This video describes how cross-site request forgery vulnerabilities can be exploited by an attacker.

  • Introduction to Websites Video — 00:03:26
    • This video covers the fundamentals of websites.

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Course description

Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities can force a user to take undesired actions on their account. These vulnerabilities can be easy to identify but harder to fix, since some seemingly logical solutions simply don’t work. This course discusses how the vulnerability works and the best ways to develop resilient code.

Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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