Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video What is a hacker?, part of Foundations of Programming: Web Security.
…In the last movie, I mentioned the term hacker,…and I'm sure that you've heard that term before.…What exactly is a hacker, though?…Let's take a moment to clarify that term.…You may be surprised to learn that hacker can have a very positive meaning.…It can mean someone who tinkers with…computers, and comes up with innovative ideas.…A lot of today's most reputable technology companies…started out in the garages of a few hackers.…Security pros divide hackers into two types, white hat and…black hat.…White hat hackers are often curious users who mean no harm.…
Often they want to build something new, and they're exercising their creativity.…For example, I remember when hackers figured out ways to get tweets on…Twitter to also simultaneously show up as Facebook status updates, and vice versa.…The goal wasn't to harm either service, or to make any money.…To make both services better and better able to serve their users desires.…The best white hat…hackers are the ones that try to find security problems so they…can notify owners and the community in order to get them fixed.…
This course is great for developers who want to secure their client's websites, and for anyone else who wants to learn more about web security.
- Why security matters
- What is a hacker?
- How to write a security policy
- Cross-site scripting (XSS)
- Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
- SQL injection
- Session hijacking and fixation
- Passwords and encryption
- Secure credit card payments
Skill Level Beginner
1. Security Overview
2. General Security Principles
3. Filtering Input, Controlling Output
4. The Most Common Attacks
5. Encryption and User Authentication
6. Other Areas of Concern
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