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Web Application Security

Learn how to combat various IT security issues such as clickjacking on web applications from this free online course.

Publisher: Frank Hissen
This free online course on secure programming provides a comprehensive guide on the common programming errors which leads to typical security vulnerabilities. You will learn about well known classified attacks on web applications along with defence mechanisms that software developers can employ to avert security breaches. Evaluate how hackers exploit clickjacking. Start this course now and improve your ability to tackle IT security issues!
Web Application Security
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    3-4 Hours
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Ever wondered how hackers get their hands on people's information when they use a web application? This free online course on secure programming will shed light on common programming errors that typically lead to security vulnerabilities. This course will examine the causes and background of web application security. Get to learn why hackers carry out successful attacks as a result of the weaknesses within a particular software, which can be found in the whole application stack. You will explore the complexity of secure programming in this course. You will also learn about the basic hacking anatomy of web applications, especially the ones peculiar to the frontend and backend applications. This course will further expose you to the three different ways a hacker can attack web applications online. You will learn about programming errors that occur in web applications in two major areas namely input validation and output encoding.

This course furthers explains the well known and classified attacks including the defence mechanisms available to combat them in web applications. You will learn about the meaning and functions of code/command injection. Get to learn how SQL code injection and No SQL code injection can lead to security vulnerabilities in web applications. This course will teach you about web security issues which include but are not limited to Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). You will also learn why XSS is the most common security vulnerability in web applications and how to prevent cross-site request forgery. This course will point out the redirect feature for triggering HTTP redirects, and how it can be exploited by attackers if it’s not restricted to its intended use. You will then learn how to canonize paths used in web applications along with how to compare different paths securely.

Finally, this course explores the concept of clickjacking along with how it is exploited by malicious pages to trick online users to execute certain actions or transactions undetected. Explore the solutions to prevent clickjacking including using secure programming. You will explain how session hijacking occurs and how to avoid this by using cookies as well as other defence mechanisms. By completing this course, you will be able to identify the attacks on the weaknesses of the authentication of web applications and the effect of denial of service attacks. This course will also expound on the function of middleware and how a web application can be secured if its middleware is configured securely. This course is targeted at software developers including frontend and backend developers, students, teachers, tech companies, project managers, as well as anyone enthusiastic about programming and coding. Begin this course today and enhance your secure programming skills!

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