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JavaSnoop: How to Hack Anything in Java

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Executive Summary

Many applications in the enterprise world feature thick Java clients. Testing the security of such applications is considered practically more difficult than a similar browser-based client because inspecting, intercepting and altering application data is easy in the browser. With DOM inspection tools like Firebug and WebKit Web Inspector, and HTTP proxy tools such as WebScarab, Fiddler and Burp, assessing the trust boundary between the client and server has become mostly commoditized in web applications. Security practitioners have been struggling to reach the same level of effectiveness when testing thick Java clients. Researchers have previously tried to statically alter the application code through decompilation and recompilation to add BeanShell script "Hooks".

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