OWASP Top 10: Injection Attacks

You will learn about some critical injection attacks; shell injection attacks, email header injection attacks, and SQL injection attacks.

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About this course

OWASP Top 10: Injection Attacks covers the 2021 OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks, injection attacks. In the 2017 OWASP Top 10, injection was in 1st place and has moved down to 3rd place in the 2021 OWASP Top 10. This course will explore the different types of injection attacks, shell injection, email header, and SQL injection. You will learn how to identify them and prevent them from your system.

Skills you'll gain

  • Identify and prevent email header injection.

  • Identify and prevent shell injection.

  • Identify and prevent SQL injection.


3 lessons • 1 projects • 3 quizzes
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Meet the creator of the course
Jonathan Chery
Curriculum Developer at Codecademy, specializing in cybersecurity
Jonathan Chery is a Curriculum Developer in the Cybersecurity domain at Codecademy. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science from York College, City University of New York, and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

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