Network Protocols for Security: HTTP
In this lab, you'll practice creating network traffic and inspecting the behavior of web traffic. When you're finished, you'll have a fundamental understanding on how to find anomalies within HTTP.
Terms and conditions apply.
Getting Started in the Lab Environment
Here are the initial instructions and explanation of the lab environment. Read this while your environment is busy creating itself from nothing. Yes, this violates physics; we know. How fun!
Analyzing HTTP Requests and Responses
In this challenge, you'll dig into some Apache web logs to understand the various fields in HTTP conversations.
Leveraging User Agents to Detect Anomalies
This challenge will have you generating HTTP traffic and analyzing the differences by inspecting the user agent field.
Transferring Files with Python Simple HTTP Server
This challenge gives you some insight into attacker capability and looks at another capability of HTTP.
The Final Challenge
The last challenge of this lab and your last chance to experience the environment before clicking Next and ending this small little world that flittered into existence just for you.
Provided environment for hands-on practice
We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.
Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!
Did you know?
On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.
- No security experience required
- System or Network Administration is helpful, but not required
- Linux command line is helpful, but not required