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Burp Suite Match and replace to abuse the API Functionalities

August 23, 2022

In this blog post, we will explore how to use Burp Suite’s match and replace functionality to manipulate API requests and abuse their functionalities. Burp Suite is a powerful web application security testing tool that allows users to intercept, modify, and analyze the traffic between a browser and a web application. The match and replace feature is a valuable asset in a security researcher’s toolbox, enabling them to exploit vulnerabilities within an API by modifying the request parameters.

Setting up Burp Suite

Before we begin, ensure that Burp Suite is properly set up and configured to intercept the web traffic. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Download and install Burp Suite.

2. Configure your browser to use Burp Suite as a proxy.

3. Ensure that the ‘Intercept is on’ option is enabled in the Proxy tab.

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