Prevent Website Attacks

Injection Attacks

This project is part of the liveProject series Develop Secure Java Applications to Prevent Website Attacks.
prerequisites
beginner Java
skills learned
working with databases, regular files, and compressed archives • RegEx and other string filtering • securely working with XML content
Philip Kulp
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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In this liveProject, you’ll fix bugs in your code that are vulnerable to injection attacks. Injection attacks are a serious risk to your application, allowing attackers to steal data, insert their own data, or make your system perform in unexpected ways. You’ll harden your app against the different types of injection attacks such as XML injection, serialized Java objects, JSON deserialization, Zipbomb attacks, and many more exciting attacks which require special defenses.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Philip Kulp
Dr. Philip Kulp has been consulting in cybersecurity for over 20 years, and working in IT for over 25 years. He currently works as a cybersecurity architect and incident responder, developing realistic approaches to securing enterprise. He also serves as a secure code reviewer, independent assessor, web application tester, and as an adjunct professor at Drexel University. He is an author and conference speaker on various cyber topics such as medical drone delivery, identifying malicious websites based on linking, and more.

prerequisites

This liveProject is designed to be accessible to Java programmers of all skill levels. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with:

TOOLS
  • Experience with either Eclipse IDE or IntelliJ IDEA
TECHNIQUES
  • RegEx for search and replace
  • Basic XML
  • Basic JSON

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn secure coding techniques that you can apply to future code you write or review.

  • Working with databases
  • Securely working with regular files and compressed archives
  • RegEx and other string filtering
  • Securely working with XML content

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