Web Security Essentials: MITM, CSRF, and XSS

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nodeNode.js
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Mike Sherov
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Mike Sherov

Writing JS, CSS, and HTML professionally since 2004. Open source contributor to projects like jQuery, jQueryUI, ESLint, Webpack, npm, JSCS, Esprima and more. I’ve...

As developers, we have a responsibility to protect the data our users trust us with. No one wants to wake up to the news that their site was hacked and all of the user accounts stolen.

Security is important, yet it is often overlooked and forgotten.

Part of the reason for this is that security seems hard to get right. This results in developers crossing their fingers and hoping for the best.

In this course, you'll learn how to protect your application by learning how to attack it.

Start your journey into web security today!

Check out these community notes for this course on Github.

What you'll learn

  • CheckIconSession hijacking (and how to prevent it)
  • CheckIconUsing Charles proxy to simulate various attacks
  • CheckIconSecurely configuring cookies and protecting the data inside them
  • CheckIconSecurity rules of thumb such as 'defense in depth' and 'principle of least power'

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Mike Sherov
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Mike Sherov

Writing JS, CSS, and HTML professionally since 2004. Open source contributor to projects like jQuery, jQueryUI, ESLint, Webpack, npm, JSCS, Esprima and more. I’ve...

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Course Overview: Web Security Essentials

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