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Burp Suite Essentials by Akash Mahajan

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Chapter 6. Using Burp Tools As a Power User – Part 2

In the preceding chapter, we looked at the primary tools of Burp Suite, such as Proxy, Scanner, Target, Intruder, and Repeater. In this chapter, we will look at the other tools that make up the Burp Suite software and see how Spider, Sequencer, Decoder, Comparer, and Alerts work in sync to provide us with what we need to test web applications.

Spidering

Spidering or web crawling, as it is better known, is the process of automatically following all the links on a web page to discover both static and dynamic web resources of the web application. Burp uses the Spider tool to automate the mapping of an application.

The Burp documentation recommends that we complete our manual preparation and fill up ...

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