As a part of my weekly coding challenges I decided to create simple password generating program that allows an user to create strong and unique passwords depending on the wanted legth. It's great way to improve your programming skills and problem solving. Let's see how it works!
Today we're going to continue our journey through the word of web application security - more accurately XSS exercises from PentesterLab. It's great way to practice what we have learned so far and also - good challenge. Let's jump into the first one!
Denial of Service attacks (DOS) are one of the simplest ways to paralylze network infrastructure of the victim. Although many attacks are connected with destroying data or stealing credentials (or any kind of sensitive information), DOS attacks can cause equally big financial loss. Properly prepared, in particular Distributed Denial of Service, can cause catastrophic harm to the victim company. In addition - even though they are one of the earliest kinds of network attacks - they are getting more and more sophisticated and harder to prevent.
Exploiting a buffer overflow vulnerability is very creative and a bit difficult to understand as it takes many different parts of computer technology knowledge to understand and pull off an attack. But after mastering, it's such a powerfull skill, as there are still programs with that kind of vulnerability. In addtion it lets you better understand how computers and programs work. Let's explore this topic together! Content Introduction Memory Registers Buffer Overflow