Google training on Web Application Exploits and Defenses



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Post Wed May 19, 2010 12:09 am

Google training on Web Application Exploits and Defenses

Google has come out with an online tutorial that gives security enthusiasts an opportunity to play the role of an intruder by exploiting real security vulnerabilities in a mock web application.

Google's "Web Application Exploits and Defenses" codelab can be used in a black-box setting, in which hackers aren't privy to the source code of the application they're attacking, or a white-box setting, in which they are. Jarlsberg is written in Python, although hackers, of course, need not be versed in the language in order to make mincemeat of the application.

The tutorial is designed to give developers - and anyone else - hands-on experience finding and fixing security bugs in the typical web application. It's broken up into various classes of vulnerabilities such as XSS, or cross-site scripting; CSRF, or cross-site request forgeries; and path traversal. Students are taught not only how to identify specific types of vulnerabilities but how to exploit them to carry out certain types of attacks.

The online website -
the instructor's guide - ... _Guide.pdf

Click the following links for more information: ... ty_course/
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Post Wed May 19, 2010 6:57 am

Re: Google training on Web Application Exploits and Defenses

Very interesting!

I have played with WebGoat and liked the idea a lot. I wonder how the one from Google is different from WebGoat...

I will give it a try as soon as I have 2 minutes!!!
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Post Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:58 pm

Re: Google training on Web Application Exploits and Defenses

thanx for the info. bro...but regret to see that the below link isn't working: ... _Guide.pdf


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Post Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:51 pm

Re: Google training on Web Application Exploits and Defenses

Clicking on:

One can quickly see the headline that they changed the name of the project. A quick Google search of 'Gruyere Instructor's Guide' found: ... _Guide.pdf

Not judging, but a little bit of a hacker's mindset of being curious and a desire to figure things out would have led to not only an easy solution, but then you could have been the one to provide the answer before people even knew the question. ;-)

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