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How to Stop Man-in-the-Middle and Downgrade Attacks in Your Apps

by Tim Morgan

Securing communications over untrusted networks is a critical element of security for any modern application. In this course, you will learn how to simulate man-in-the-middle attacks to test for these problems, and learn how to prevent them.

What you'll learn

While one of the cornerstones of application security is securing communications over untrusted networks, far too often developers and operations personnel get tripped up by the many pitfalls of implementation, often resulting in the complete failure to secure data on the wire. In this course, you'll learn how adversaries can gain access to other users' communications through a variety of techniques, and prevention strategies. The course covers specific topics ranging from the SSL/TLS certificate authority system, to secure web session management and mobile communications security. You'll also learn how to conduct simulated man-in-the-middle attacks to empirically test SSL/TLS certificate validation in realistic scenarios. By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of techniques to prevent interception and make applications more secure.

About the author

As an application security consultant and vulnerability researcher, Tim has been taking deep technical dives in security for over a decade. His current research interests include applied cryptanalysis, XML external entities attacks, and network timing attacks. Tim maintains several open source forensics tools in addition to Bletchley, an application cryptanalysis toolkit. Tim works to secure his customers' environments through penetration testing, code reviews, social engineering exercises, sec... more

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