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Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions by George Kurtz, Joel Scambray, Stuart McClure

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CHAPTER 10WEB AND DATABASE HACKING

Nearly synonymous with the modern Internet, the World Wide Web has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Widespread adoption of high-speed Internet access has paved the way for content-rich multimedia applications. Web 2.0 technologies have marshaled dramatic advances in usability, bridging the gap between client and server and virtually eliminating any user distinction between remote and local applications.

Millions of people share information and make purchases on the Web every day, with little consideration for the security and safety of the site they’re using. As the world becomes more connected, web servers are popping up everywhere, moving from the traditional website role into interfaces for all ...

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