Learn Website Hacking Using DVWA


With lots of curious readers asking me how to practice hacking and from where to start, Damn Vulnerable Web App Untitled-1(DVWA) is great application to plunge yourself in. DVWA is a PHP/MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable.. literally. Its main goals are to be light weight, easy to use and full of vulnerabilities to exploit and it successfully achieves those πŸ˜› . And frankly it can be used to learn or teach the art of web application security.
The DVWA is bundled with the following type of vulnerabilities-

  • SQL Injection
  • XSS (Cross Site Scripting)
  • LFI (Local File Inclusion)
  • RFI (Remote File Inclusion)
  • Command Execution
  • Upload Script
  • Login Brute Force

(Shamelessly ripped off from official statement πŸ˜› )
It should come as no shock..but this application is damn vulnerable! Do not upload it to your hosting provider’s public html folder or any working web server as it will be hacked. It’s recommend that you download and install XAMP onto a local machine inside your LAN which is used solely for testing.

You can download DVWA 1.0.4 here:
Download DVWA
Keep learning.. πŸ™‚

This Article was Written by Rishabh Dangwal

Rishabh Dangwal is a no-nonsense network geek who has got a thing for guitars, retro games and emulators. When he is not tinkering with devices and gadgets, he can be found reading novels by Fredrick Forsyth.
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