Securing Ajax Applications: Ensuring the Safety of the Dynamic Web

Christopher Wells

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2007-07-21
  • 定價: $1,750
  • 售價: 1.7$299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 256
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596529317
  • ISBN-13: 9780596529314
  • 相關分類: Ajax
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Ajax applications should be open yet secure. Far too often security is added as an afterthought. Potential flaws need to be identified and addressed right away. This book explores Ajax and web application security with an eye for dangerous gaps and offers ways that you can plug them before they become a problem. By making security part of the process from the start, you will learn how to build secure Ajax applications and discover how to respond quickly when attacks occur.

Securing Ajax Applications succinctly explains that the same back-and-forth communications that make Ajax so responsive also gives invaders new opportunities to gather data, make creative new requests of your server, and interfere with the communications between you and your customers. This book presents basic security techniques and examines vulnerabilities with JavaScript, XML, JSON, Flash, and other technologies -- vital information that will ultimately save you time and money.

Topics include:

  • An overview of the evolving web platform, including APIs, feeds, web services and asynchronous messaging
  • Web security basics, including common vulnerabilities, common cures, state management and session management
  • How to secure web technologies, such as Ajax, JavaScript, Java applets, Active X controls, plug-ins, Flash and Flex
  • How to protect your server, including front-line defense, dealing with application servers, PHP and scripting
  • Vulnerabilities among web standards such as HTTP, XML, JSON, RSS, ATOM, REST, and XDOS
  • How to secure web services, build secure APIs, and make open mashups secure

Securing Ajax Applications takes on the challenges created by this new generation of web development, and demonstrates why web security isn't just for administrators and back-end programmers any more. It's also for web developers who accept the responsibility that comes with using the new wonders of the Web.

Table of Contents


1. The Evolving Web

     The Rise of the Web

2. Web Security

     Security Basics

     Risk Analysis

     Common Web Application Vulnerabilities

3. Securing Web Technologies

     How Web Sites Communicate

     Browser Security

     Browser Plug-ins, Extensions, and Add-ons

4. Protecting the Server

     Network Security

     Host Security

     Web Server Hardening

     Application Server Hardening

5. A Weak Foundation

     HTTP Vulnerabilities

     The Threats






6. Securing Web Services

     Web Services Overview

     Security and Web Services

     Web Service Security

7. Building Secure APIs

     Building Your Own APIs




     Security Concerns

     RESTful Web Services

8. Mashups

     Web Applications and Open Internet APIs

     Wild Web 2.0

     Mashups and Security

     Open Versus Secure

     A Security Blanket

     Case Studies