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Volume three of The Hacker Digest takes you again to the final yr of the unique structure of 2600 journal. It was once a distinct international again in 1986, because the journal entered its 3rd 12 months. however it may be the ultimate 12 months of the per thirty days e-newsletter layout, because the pages simply weren't adequate to hide the explosion in know-how information and experience of the day. The 12 months started out in triumph, as specialists have been compelled to come the 2600 BBS after it have been seized the 12 months earlier than, inflicting extra controversy than an individual anticipated, let alone the involvement of the ACLU in a single of its first ever desktop situations. there has been additionally a lot speak in those pages of the NSA and what they have been really as much as again then. situation over increasing surveillance was once obtrusive in those pages, good ahead of it turned a fear to the mainstream. each conceivable working approach and cellphone community used to be open to hacker scrutiny within the pages of 2600. info of every type was once revealed and is reproduced right here. There's even a piece of writing that predicts the way forward for the net. The content material has been reformatted into a precise e-book, entire with causes of the covers and diverse different positive factors. each personality has been proofread (typos were preserved) and plenty of of the articles have stood the try of time and are relatively acceptable at the present time. so much each phone quantity revealed, although, has most probably replaced.
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Anonymity The Internet still has many unaccountable regions today, and it is fairly easy to launch attacks with little fear of being traced. Web hacking in particular is easily laundered through (often unwittingly) open HTTP/S proxies that remain plentiful on the ‘Net as we write this. Sophisticated hackers 9 10 Hacking Exposed Web Applications will route each request through a different proxy to make things even harder to trace. , being caught and punished). • Bypasses ﬁrewalls Inbound HTTP/S is permitted by most typical ﬁrewall policies (to be clear, this is not a vulnerability of the ﬁrewall—it is an administrator-conﬁgured policy).
Although they offer the same basic functionality, we like LiveHTTPHeaders slightly more than TamperData because the former presents a more “raw” editing interface. Of course, this is a purely personal preference; either tool behaved functionally the same in our testing. Figure 1-5 Firefox LiveHTTPHeaders permits tampering with HTTP data via its Replay feature. 17 18 Hacking Exposed Web Applications Figure 1-6 Using TamperData to modify a POST request, changing a value to “admin” Modify Headers Another Firefox extension for modifying HTTP/S requests is Modify Headers by Gareth Hunt.
Some purists are no doubt scoffing at the notion of performing “true” web app hacking using just the browser, and sure enough, we’ll describe many tools later in this chapter and throughout this book that vastly improve upon the capabilities of the basic web browser, enabling industrial-strength hacking. Don’t be too dismissive of the browser, however. In our combined years of web app hacking experience, we’ve Chapter 1: Hacking Web Apps 101 Figure 1-1 Entering the string ‘OR 1=1-- bypasses the login screen for Foundstone’s sample Hacme bank application.