Web attacks cover techniques and tools that malicious hackers can use to exploit vulnerabilities, gain unauthorized access, or escalate and chain together other attacks. In rare cases, some of the methods described in this section could also be used for legitimate purposes, but most often they are used with malicious intent. Knowing these techniques is crucial for understanding how your websites and web applications could be attacked.

Here are the most common and dangerous web attack techniques at a glance – see the full index for more: