We covered the basics of the Burp Suite web application security testing framework. Burp Suite is a Java-based framework designed to serve as a comprehensive solution for conducting web application penetration testing. It has become the industry standard tool for hands-on security assessments of web and mobile applications, including those that rely on application programming interfaces (APIs). This was part of TryHackMe BurpSuite : The Basics For Beginners.

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An introduction to using Burp Suite for web application pentesting.

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Burp Suite is a Java-based framework designed to serve as a comprehensive solution for conducting web application penetration testing. It has become the industry standard tool for hands-on security assessments of web and mobile applications, including those that rely on application programming interfaces (APIs).

Simply put, Burp Suite captures and enables manipulation of all the HTTP/HTTPS traffic between a browser and a web server. This fundamental capability forms the backbone of the framework. By intercepting requests, users have the flexibility to route them to various components within the Burp Suite framework, which we will explore in upcoming sections. The ability to intercept, view, and modify web requests before they reach the target server or even manipulate responses before they are received by our browser makes Burp Suite an invaluable tool for manual web application testing.

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Which edition of Burp Suite will we be using in this module?

Burp Suite Community

Which edition of Burp Suite runs on a server and provides constant scanning for target web apps?

Burp Suite Enterprise

Burp Suite is frequently used when attacking web applications and ______ applications.

Mobile

Which Burp Suite feature allows us to intercept requests between ourselves and the target?

Proxy

Which Burp tool would we use if we wanted to bruteforce a login form?

Intruder

If we have uploaded Client-Side TLS certificates in the User options tab, can we override these on a per-project basis (Aye/Nay)?

Aye

Which button would we choose to send an intercepted request to the target in Burp Proxy?

Forward

[Research] What is the default keybind for this?

Ctrl+F

What is the typical severity of a Vulnerable JavaScript dependency?

Low

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