What browser to use for web testing?

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    • #6911
      Anonymous
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      I just wanted to find out what browser people used for web testing what plug ins do they find useful?

      At the moment I use frefox and so far use tampa data,foxy proxy,firebug and live headers
      I also have chrome install what I used for searching the web if I am using firefox to test a site.

      What are you using ? any plug ins you can recommended ?

    • #42854
      tturner
      Participant

      Firefox 3.x

      As for plugins, it’s a rather long list:

      Flashgot
      Fiddler
      Firebug
      Tamper data
      Passive recon
      Fireforce
      FoxyProxy
      Hackbar
      Modify headers
      User Agent switcher
      Greasemonkey
      DOM inspector
      Add n edit cookies
      Web developer
      Wappalyzer

      and I’m sure a bunch more that I don’t remember off the top of my head.

      I also use IE (multiple versions), Links, Chrome and Safari at times as well but FF is my primary.

    • #42855
      rattis
      Participant

      While I’m not doing much web-app testing (job requirements changed at work), I still have to do troubleshooting with load balancers (network engineering side). Currently I use:

      Firebug
      Firecookie
      FoxyProxy
      Liveheaders
      ShowIP

      I think my primary home system actually has more installed.

    • #42856
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Cool I will have to look into some them plugins

    • #42857
      hayabusa
      Participant

      I use Chrome, day-to-day, but Firefox for almost all pentests, simply for all of the great plugins.  Just hard to beat, when you have everything in one place.

      In addition to those plugins, which chrisj and tturner mentioned, there are so many more (Netcraft, MANY SQL ones, etc – to give a small sampling)

    • #42858
      p0et
      Participant

      I just ran into “Firecat” the other day for Firefox.  It looks like it’s a collection of security auditing plugins.

    • #42859
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Thanks will defo have play with some these as my new job wants me to test web apps and I am used to doing more network stuff so taking bit time to get used to what tools to use and stuff.

    • #42860
      magnologan
      Participant

      The best browser for web testing is Mantra. A Firefox based browser with all the add-ons for security testing and auditing. Download here: http://getmantra.com/

      Try OWASP tools at http://www.owasp.org. OWASP has a Testing Guide for you to test your web applications.

    • #42861
      tturner
      Participant

      I really like Mantra. Good call! Btw for folks having issues getting it to work with Firefox installed, follow the instructions at http://getmantra.com/forums/Thread-running-mantra-and-firefox-together

    • #42862
      MaXe
      Participant

      FireFox with:
      Tamper Data
      Live HTTP Headers
      Firebug (must have)
      Cookies Manager

      And a tool outside the browser:
      – Burp Suite Free (intercepting proxy with nice spider features)

      And a scripting language like Python. That’s pretty much all you need from basic to more advanced exploitation.

      I recommend you get some sort of character encoding tool too, for example I use this a lot: http://intern0t.net/xssor/

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