CSRF and Browser Security

An exploration of cross-site request forgery, or CSRF

3 videos  //  37 minutes of training

Course description

CSRF (cross-site request forgery) attacks can be disastrous for a website. In this course, we will learn exactly what they are and take a back-end (examples with Node.js) and front-end approach against them. Browsers have multiple security mechanisms to block certain attacks, and any web developer should have an idea of what these mechanisms are and how to use them.

Course syllabus

CSRF Overview and ProtectionDuration: 15:58

A look at CSRF attacks and their impact, and protecting against CSRF attacks in an end-to-end scenario.

Clickjacking and JavaScriptDuration: 12:36

In this segment we will learn about clickjacking attacks and how to prevent them.

Resources IntegrityDuration: 8:42

Resource integrity is important when dealing with the web, but how does it work under the hood?

Meet the author

Vladimir de Turckheim

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Vladimir works as a software engineer at Sqreen where he builds a tool to secure web applications. Previously, he was a professional security auditor and a web developer in agencies. He is one of the most active members of the Node.js Security Working Group where he handles the security of Node.js and its ecosystem.

Vladimir is an official Node.js collaborator and his contributions mostly focus in the domain of security and monitoring. He also often gives talks and training to software engineers to teach them about application security.

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