Hacking APIs - A Comprehensive Guide from Beginner to Intermediate: With examples of how to exploit API vulnerabilities and build secure APIs
Hacking APIs – A Comprehensive Guide from Beginner to Intermediate is a comprehensive guide that provides readers with a detailed understanding of APIs and their usage in modern web applications. The book is designed for beginners who are interested in learning about API hacking and for intermediate-level readers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in this area.
The book is divided into eight chapters, covering everything from the basics of APIs and web services to advanced API hacking techniques. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to APIs and web services, explaining what APIs are and why they are important in modern web applications. Chapter 2 focuses on setting up the development environment for API hacking, including the tools and software needed to get started.
Chapter 3 covers information gathering and analysis, including how to gather information about the target API, analyze its structure and functionality, and explore its endpoints and authentication mechanisms. Chapter 4 focuses on API enumeration and exploitation, covering topics such as enumeration of API endpoints and their parameters, understanding the API’s data structures and formats, and exploiting common API vulnerabilities.
Chapter 5 covers authentication and authorization, including how to understand API authentication and authorization mechanisms, hack authentication mechanisms using different techniques, and bypass authentication and authorization mechanisms. Chapter 6 focuses on API security testing, including the importance of API security testing, performing security testing on APIs, using automated API security testing tools, and performing manual API security testing.
Chapter 7 covers advanced API hacking techniques, including API injection attacks, advanced API enumeration techniques, and techniques for detecting and exploiting API misconfigurations. Finally, Chapter 8 focuses on building secure APIs, including understanding the components of secure APIs, best practices for API development and security, API security testing and vulnerability assessment techniques, and techniques for securing APIs against common vulnerabilities.
This is a comprehensive guide that provides readers with a detailed understanding of APIs and their usage in modern web applications. The book is designed to be accessible to beginners while also providing valuable information and techniques for intermediate-level readers. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in API hacking and building secure APIs.
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