Category Archives: WebSockets

What are WebSockets

WebSockets is a bi-directional, full-duplex communications protocol initiated over HTTP. They are commonly used in modern web applications for streaming data and other asynchronous traffic. In this section, we’ll explain the difference between HTTP and WebSockets, describe how WebSocket connections are established, and outline what WebSocket messages look like. What is the difference between HTTP and…

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Testing for WebSockets security vulnerabilities

In this section, I’l explain how to manipulate WebSocket messages and connections, describe the kinds of security vulnerabilities that can arise with WebSockets, and give some examples of exploiting WebSockets vulnerabilities. WebSockets WebSockets are widely used in modern web applications. They are initiated over HTTP and provide long-lived connections with asynchronous communication in both directions….

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