Cross-Site Request Forgery

This exercise details the exploitation of a Cross-Site Request Forgery to gain access to sensitive data

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Medium
< 1 Hr.
1418
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In this comprehensive course, you will delve into the exploitation of Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerabilities. Starting with an introduction to classic browser behavior, you'll understand how browsers automatically send cookies for each request to a website, which can be exploited by malicious actors. The course covers both GET and POST request vulnerabilities, demonstrating how attackers can trick users into performing unintended actions like changing a password on a target site.

You'll also learn how to detect CSRF vulnerabilities by searching for predictable and potentially dangerous methods that lack nonce-based protection. The course provides practical examples, including creating malicious forms that auto-submit when a page loads, to exploit these vulnerabilities. Finally, you will explore common CSRF protection techniques, such as requiring the old password for sensitive actions and implementing CSRF tokens.

This course not only teaches you how to exploit CSRF vulnerabilities but also helps establish a foundational understanding required for more advanced CSRF exercises. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to both detect and exploit CSRF vulnerabilities, enhancing your skills in web security testing.

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