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Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applicationsby Michal Zalewski
Synopses & Reviews
"Thorough and comprehensive coverage from one of the foremost experts in browser security."
Modern web applications are built on a tangle of technologies that have been developed over time and then haphazardly pieced together. Every piece of the web application stack, from HTTP requests to browser-side scripts, comes with important yet subtle security consequences. To keep users safe, it is essential for developers to confidently navigate this landscape.
In The Tangled Web, Michal Zalewski, one of the world's top browser security experts, offers a compelling narrative that explains exactly how browsers work and why they're fundamentally insecure. Rather than dispense simplistic advice on vulnerabilities, Zalewski examines the entire browser security model, revealing weak points and providing crucial information for shoring up web application security. You'll learn how to:
For quick reference, "Security Engineering Cheat Sheets" at the end of each chapter offer ready solutions to problems you're most likely to encounter. With coverage extending as far as planned HTML5 features, The Tangled Web will help you create secure web applications that stand the test of time.
Book News Annotation:
Intended for web developers and application programmers, this interesting volume on web application security provides a detailed overview of fundamental, structural security flaws inherent in current web technologies. The work provides practical fixes for specific security issues while engaging readers with a discussion of necessary paradigmatic shifts in development standards that will need to be adopted by industry professionals in order to provide users and businesses with secure Internet platforms in the future. Chapters provide numerous code examples addressing specific security concerns, and include brief "security engineer cheat sheets" for quick reference. Zalewski is an influential Internet security expert and the author of several books on the subject. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Michal Zalewski is an internationally recognized information security expert with a long track record of cutting-edge research. He is credited with discovering hundreds of notable security vulnerabilities, and is also the author of numerous important research papers. He is ranked #5 on eWeek's "The 15 Most Influential People in Security Today," #51 on CIO Insight's "100 Most Influential People in IT," and is counted among 11 hacking experts on ITSecurity's "Top Influencers in IT Security." He is also the author of Silence on the Wire (No Starch Press).
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