Web Authenthication?

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
HI there,
I am working as a Web tester and particularly interested in different mechanism of authenthication that can be used in the web environment e.g NTLM, Session cookies auth, etc. Especially I am looking for a paper that can describe the good and the bad of each of authenthication + any vulnerability or weakness of the authenthication.

Perhaps, if you could point me to a right paper / direction that would be great!
Question by:kecoak
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    This link has a chart of the pros and cons for the different mechanisms

    This site is full of great information

    Generally the weakness for any website is packet sniffing and potentially cookie hijacking (especially with WiFi)  You can search the web for more about those techniques.

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