It's impossible to ignore that attackers have never been more interested in exploiting
vulnerable Web applications. Yet security pros may have trouble discerning how to start checking
for Web app flaws without buying costly software or calling in an expensive consulting team.
In this month's SearchSecurity.com screencast video demo, Peter Giannoulis of TheAcademyHome.com and TheAcademyPro.com introduces N-Stalker, a free Web application security assessment scanner available for Windows. Peter shows how to install the product and get started with a search for basic Web app security issues such as Web spidering, HTP fingerprinting and limited cross-site scripting.
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About the presenter:
Peter Giannoulis, GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GCFA, GCFW, GREM, CISSP, is an information security consultant in Toronto, Ontario. He currently maintains The Academy Pro, which provides streaming video for enterprises and consumers on how to configure and troubleshoot many of today's top security products. He also serves as a technical director for GIAC.
This was first published in September 2009