An Introduction to Security Testing with Open Source Tools

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  1. The Accidental Tester

  2. WebGoat and Firefox Web Developer
  3. WebScarab and Ethereal
  4. Next Steps

The Accidental Tester

I remember my first security bug. It was so simple, I stumbled over it accidentally. (Well, I told the very angry people who were upset with me that it was an accident.) The problem started with a developer who had left his or her user ID in a code comment on the login page for a production system. It looked something like Listing 1...

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