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AngularJS Security Fundamentals

by Troy Hunt

AngularJS has achieved enormous popularity in a very short amount of time, but developers keep asking - what are the security implications? This course helps those building apps on client side frameworks understand where the risks lie and how to mitigate them.

What you'll learn

Client side frameworks such as AngularJS have become enormously popular due to their ability to streamline the development process and make more responsive web applications by moving workload from the server to the browser. With the popularity and enthusiasm around these frameworks also comes confusion about their security profiles and associated risks. Often, when developers build client apps with server back ends they approach the application as though they control the entire ecosystem. Assumptions are often made that the client they built will only ever talk to the server side APIs they built in the way they designed them. This view often overlooks the risk of an attacker circumventing the client controls and executing calls directly against the server side A9PI outside the intended scope of the application. Much of this course is about helping developers understand where the security boundaries of client side frameworks begin and end. It does this by demonstrating common implementation patterns using Angular and illustrating where security weaknesses may be introduced. It also highlights specific defenses implemented by Angular, and demonstrates the mechanics of how they work, and how they may be misconfigured to introduce risks.

About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distill complex subjects into relatable explanations. This has led Troy to become an industry thought leader in the security space and produce more than twenty top-rated courses ... more

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