Prevent Website Attacks

Scripting Attacks

This free project is part of the liveProject series Develop Secure Java Applications to Prevent Website Attacks.
prerequisites
beginner Java
skills learned
handling text from untrusted sources • safely logging untrusted data • working with encoded data
Philip Kulp
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll tackle risks caused by unsafe input and output handling in your application. These bugs can make your application vulnerable to reflected and stored attacks such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). You’ll identify insecure code and develop fixes to securely handle inputs from untrusted sources, safely manage your encoded data, and avoid unsafe calculations with numeric data types. You will be provided with resource material to identify the problems and will replace the vulnerable Java with secure code to protect against attacks.

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

you will learn

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

  • Handling text from untrusted sources
  • Safely logging untrusted data
  • Working with encoded data
  • Avoiding unsafe calculations with numeric data types
  • RegEx and string filtering

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