Intercepting HTTP traffic with Zaproxy

Today I'm going to show you how to use the Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) to debug and test the security of web applications. ZAP is an intercepting proxy that serves as a great tool for security beginners and veterans alike. It provides tools to intercept and modify HTTP/HTTPS and…

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Dark GTK Themes and Firefox

I've been using Linux for some time now, and I've always been partial to dark themes. They're easy on the eyes, especially when you spend most of your day working on a computer. The trouble is, Firefox doesn't play very nicely with these themes. It seems like it tries to…

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Hapi: The Good Parts

Recently, I've been working with a new framework called Hapi to build an API for Webmaker. This is a bit of a departure from the past, where we traditionally would have used Express to build the our server applications. The decision to use Hapi was based on several features that…

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One Time Passwords (Part Two)

In my previous post, I wrote about the new login system we're working on for Webmaker. In short, the new system facilitates the authentication of a user by generating a one time use password and sending it to the user's email account. The user can then click a link in…

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