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Recommend a book for security

Kunal Lakhani
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Joined: Jun 05, 2010
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I have to work on a project, i.e a website. I will be using jsp, servlets, or may be spring hibernate. I need to ensure that it cannot be hacked. I have no idea about the securities. Please recommend a book for that.

Tim Moores

Joined: Sep 21, 2011
Posts: 2413 has lot of good information.

I liked - it's main point is AJAX, but many of the issues are the same as on regular web sites.
Tim McGuire
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Joined: Apr 30, 2003
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The Web Application Hacker's Handbook is the one I recommend. The author of this book is the creator of the Burp Suite of web application vulnerability tools

It covers Cross Site Scripting (XSS), which is the most difficult web vulnerability to deal with, but XSS should have its own book. For that reason, I also recommend XSS Attacks. The guys who wrote that one are giants in web app security research.

Those two books will help you understand the attacks. It is up to you to keep current on the new variations on these attacks.
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jQuery in Action, 3rd edition