Poor HTTP Usage Course

This course describes how poor use of HTTP and HTML can be exploited, as well as possible mitigations.

43 minutes

Course description

In most scenarios, developing a “clever hack” to achieve some goal is applauded in programming. However, this isn’t the case when abusing HTTP or HTML to simplify some aspects of web design. This course demonstrates some of the numerous ways in which poor use of HTTP and HTML makes a web application vulnerable to attack.


Poor HTTP Usage Demo

Video - 00:06:00

This video demonstrates exploitation of poor HTTP usage.
Correct HTTP Usage

Video - 00:07:00

This video describes mitigations for poor use of HTTP and HTML.
Poor HTTP Usage Case Study

Video - 00:04:00

This video describes a case study of an application that misused HTTP and HTML.
Poor HTTP Usage Exploitation

Video - 00:09:00

This video describes how poor use of HTTP and HTML can be exploited by an attacker.
Poor HTTP Usage

Video - 00:11:00

This video describes how poor use of HTTP and HTML can make an application vulnerable to attack.
Introduction to HTTP

Video - 00:04:00

This video covers the fundamentals of HTTP.
Introduction to Poor HTTP Usage

Video - 00:02:00

This video provides an introduction to the poor HTTP usage course.

Meet the author

Howard Poston

Howard Poston is a copywriter, author, and course developer with experience in cybersecurity and blockchain security, cryptography, and malware analysis. He has an MS in Cyber Operations, a decade of experience in cybersecurity, and over five years of experience as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He is also the creator of over a dozen cybersecurity courses, has authored two books, and has spoken at numerous cybersecurity conferences. He can be reached by email at howard@howardposton.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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