The Tangled Web

The Tangled Web

A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications

Book - 2012
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Modern web applications are built on a tangle of technologies that have been developed over time and then haphazardly pieced together. Every piece of the web application stack, from HTTP requests to browser-side scripts, comes with important yet subtle security consequences. To keep users safe, it is essential for developers to confidently navigate this landscape. In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world s top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers work and why they re fundamentally insecure. Rather than dispense simplistic advice on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the entire browser security model, revealing weak points and providing crucial information for shoring up web application security. You ll learn how to: Perform common but surprisingly complex tasks such as URL parsing and HTML sanitization Use modern security features like Strict Transport Security, Content Security Policy, and Cross-Origin Resource Shar
Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9781593273880
Branch Call Number: 005.8 ZALEW
Characteristics: xix, 299 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Sep 12, 2016

This guy knows his stuff; a technoid of the first order and the first author who correctly understands that HTML was a subset, copied from SGML [publicly domained by IBM].

Apr 08, 2016

Web application programmers will want to read this timely and important book.

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