Hacking Modern Web apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors (Part 2)

# Training Abstract #

This course is the culmination of years of experience gained via practical penetration testing of Modern Web applications as well as countless hours spent doing research. We have structured this course around the OWASP Security Testing Guide, it covers the OWASP Top Ten and specific attack vectors against Modern Web apps. This course provides participants with actionable skills that can be applied immediately from day 1.

Please note our courses are 100% hands-on, we do not lecture students with boring bullet points and theories, instead we give you practical challenges and help you solve them, teaching you how to troubleshoot common issues and get the most out of this training. Training then continues after the course through our frequently updated training portal, for which you keep lifetime access, as well as unlimited email support.

Get a FREE taste for this training, including access to video recording, slides and vulnerable apps to play with:
1 hour workshop – https://7asecurity.com/free-workshop-web-apps

Each section starts with a brief introduction to the Modern platform (i.e. Node.js) for that section and then continues with a look at static analysis, moves on to dynamic checks finishing off with a nice CTF session to test the skills gained.

Section 1​: Focused specifically on Hacking Modern Web Apps: We start with understanding Modern Web Apps and then deep dive into static and dynamic analysis of the applications at hand. This section is packed with hands-on exercises and CTF-style challenges.

# Training Outline #

## Course Objectives ##

This course will take any student and make sure that:
– The general level of proficiency is much higher than when they came
– The skills acquired can be immediately applied to modern Web app security assessments
– Skills can be sharpened via continued education in our training portal for free
– The student is equipped to defeat common Web app assessment challenges
– Everybody will learn a lot in this training.
– Advanced students will come out with enhanced skills and more efficient workflows
– The skills gained are highly practical and applicable to real-world assessments

## Attendees will be provided with ##

– Lifetime access to training portal, with all course materials
– Unlimited access to future updates and step-by-step video recordings
– Unlimited email support, if you need help while you practice at home later
– Interesting vulnerable apps​ to practice
– Digital copies of all training material
– Custom Build Lab VMs
– Purpose Build Vulnerable Test apps
– Source code for test apps

## Topics Included ##

1. Review of Common Flaws in Source Code and at Runtime
2. Web – Interception of Network Communication and MitM-proxy techniques to find security flaws in these platforms
3. Platform-specific attack vectors against Modern Web apps & mitigation
4. CTF Challenges for Attendants to Test Their Skills

## Why should you take this course? ##

This is more than a usual online course: You get lifetime access to a training portal with step-by-step video recordings, slides and lab exercises, including all future updates for free.

Students can take the course at their own pace and training portal access ensures topics can be reviewed on an ad-hoc basis as required by the student online after the course.

This training has been built from real issues seen in real applications, not fabricated vulnerabilities that you will never see in practice.

The goal is to start from the basics and ensure that each student comes out of the training with a significantly higher level of proficiency in the artistry of pentesting.

Students will be taught ways to identify the attack surface of Modern Web apps, exploit interesting vulnerabilities and means to fix them. The course walks students through the process of performing security audits of Modern apps. The training also covers effective identification, exploitation and mitigation of common vulnerability patterns against these platforms.

As the course has been written and carefully created by professional penetration testers, after many years of experience, many practical tips will be shared to leverage automation and make penetration testing more efficient as soon as the student goes back to their workplace.

## Top three takeaways ##

– Learn how to find Modern Web App vulnerabilities due to common misconfigurations and typical mistakes in framework setups

– Identify and exploit Modern Web App security vulnerabilities as efficiently as possible

– Improve your Modern Application Security Testing process leveraging a number of open source tools, as well as lots of tips and tricks shared by the instructors after years of Modern Web App penetration testing.

## Upon Completion of this training, attendees will know ##

Completing this training ensures attendees will be competent and able to:
– Review and tamper network communications to exploit security vulnerabilities
– Bypass inadequate Modern Web App defences
– Analyze Modern Web Apps from a blackbox perspective
– Review Modern Web App source code to identify security flaws
– Perform Modern Web App security reviews

## Course Content (ToC) ##

### Afternoon: Hacking Modern Web apps by Example ###

Part 2 – Finding and fixing Modern Web App vulnerabilities
– Identification of the attack surface of Modern Web App apps and general information
– Identification of common vulnerability patterns in Modern Web App apps:
+ Access control flaws
+ NOSQL Injection, MongoDB attacks
+ SQL Injection
+ Crypto
– Monitoring data: Logs, Insecure file storage, etc.

Part 3 – Test Your Skills
– CTF time

# Prerequisite of Training Class #

## Hardware & Software: Attendees should bring ##

A laptop with the following specifications:
– Ability to connect to wireless and wired networks.
– Ability to read PDF files
– Administrative rights: USB allowed, the ability to deactivate AV, firewall, install tools, etc
– Knowledge of the BIOS password, in case VT is disabled.
– Minimum 8GB of RAM (recommended: 16GB+)
– 60GB+ of free disk space (to copy a lab VM and other goodies)
– VirtualBox 6.0 or greater, including the “VirtualBox Extension Pack”

## Student / Prerequisites for attendees ##

This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:
– Advanced students will enjoy comprehensive labs, extra miles and CTF challenges
– Less experienced students complete what they can during the class, and can continue at their own pace from home using the training portal.

This said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:
– Linux command line basics
– Basic knowledge of Node.js or JavaScript is not required, but would help.

# Who should attend #

Any Web App developer, penetration tester or person interested in Modern Web apps, Node.js or JavaScript security will benefit from attending this training regardless of the initial skill level:

This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of Modern Web App security from scratch, intermediate and advanced level learners get to perfect both their knowledge and skills on the subject. Extra mile challenges are available in every module to help more advanced students polish their skills.

The course is crafted in a way that regardless of your skill level you will significantly improve your Modern App security auditing skills:

If you are new and cannot complete the labs during the class, that is OK, as you keep training portal access, you will learn a lot in the class but can continue from home with the training portal.

If you are more advanced you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF challenges we have for each section, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises from home later :)

# What to expect #

Lifetime access to training portal (including all future updates), unlimited email support, access to private groups to communicate with other students, interesting apps from various countries.

A fully practical class that will seriously improve your Modern Web App security knowledge and skills, regardless of the skill level you come in with.
Battle-tested tips and tricks that take your abilities to the next level and that you can apply as soon as you go back to your workplace, making security testing of Modern Web apps as efficient as possible.
Intensive hands-on exercises that challenge you to deep dive into the world of Modern App security.

# What not to expect #

This is more than a usual online course: You get lifetime access to a training portal with step-by-step video recordings, slides and lab exercises, including all future updates for free.

The course does not cover: 0-days, Windows/Linux/Mac OS exploits, x86 exploit writing, writing buffer or heap overflows.

Do not expect the teachers to be talking through slides most of the time: This class is practical not theoretical, the teachers don’t bore you with slides all the time, instead you do exercises all the time and the teachers help you solve the challenges you face as you complete them.


Session info:

Speaker: Abraham Aranguren

CEO at 7ASecurity

Date: 10 mei 2023

Time: 13:30 - 17:00

Relevant tags:
Security Web

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