A good way to test a website is to browse it and inspect the messages being exchanged between your browser and the website. In this video, learn how to use the Vega scanner in its proxy mode to inspect web traffic.
- [Instructor] Let's look at how we use Vega … to run in what's known as proxy mode. … This is where the browser … doesn't directly connect to the website, … but connects to Vega. … When the browser sends its http and attps request to Vega, … Vega will forward them on to the website, … likewise, the responses from the website to Vega … will be passed through and return back to the browser. … This lets Vega inspect the full request … and response information to decide … whether they are any security concerns. … If there are, it raises an alert … in the same way it would do for a website scam. … To do this, we need to configure both Vega and the browser. … Firstly, let's check what proxy port … Vega expects to listen on. … Let's open up Window Preferences and expand the Proxy item. … This allows us click on the listener … to see that Vega listens on Port 8888, … we could change that, but it's fine … as long as we configure our browser the same way. … Okay, let's close that. … To configure a proxy on the browser, …
- Hackers and the kill chain
- Viruses, spyware, and adware
- Detecting malware with Windows Defender
- Using Windows Firewall and Linux iptables
- Scanning with Nmap
- Monitoring network communications with Netcat
- Combating application-level threats
- Scanning a website to check for vulnerabilities
- Capturing intruders through packet inspection
Skill Level Beginner
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
1. Why Cybersecurity?
4. Network Scanning
5. Network Connections
6. Vulnerability Scanning
7. Web Applications
8. Monitoring Packets
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