Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in security

Accessing HTTPS Sites with Self-Signed Certs in Python Requests

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Methods to securely access HTTPS sites using self-signed certificates with Python Requests: certifi bundle, custom PEM certs, REQUESTS_CA_BUNDLE, SSLContext.

Expert Techniques for Disabling SSL Certificate Verification in Python Requests

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Oct 31, 2023

Requests is the king of Python libraries for HTTP requests. Learn how to disable SSL certificate verification selectively and securely.

Making Secure HTTP Requests in Python

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 3, 2024

Python requests library makes HTTPS requests simple and secure, providing easy syntax, encryption, validation, and access to response data.

TLS Support in Python's urllib3

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 8, 2024

urllib3 library supports TLS v1.2 and TLS v1.3 by default, ensuring secure connections in Python. Beware of outdated TLS versions and upgrade urllib3 for security.

Configuring Headers with aiohttp Clients for Effective API Calls

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 22, 2024

Properly configuring headers in aiohttp is crucial for smooth API requests. Headers serve purposes like authentication, context, security, and caching.

Using aiohttp for Easy and Powerful Reverse Proxying in Python

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Mar 3, 2024

Reverse proxying with aiohttp in Python allows for load balancing, caching, security, and more. ProxyResolver and ProxyConnector provide customization options.

Accessing Web Content Through a Proxy Server with Python's urllib

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Fetch web content in Python through a proxy server using urllib. Proxies provide security, network access control, and anonymity.

The Definitive Guide to Handling Proxies in Go in 2024

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Jan 9, 2024

Dealing with proxies in Go for web scraping: setup, security, privacy, performance, and troubleshooting. Proxies API offers a solution for developers.

Making API Requests Safely with Python Requests

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 3, 2024

When making API requests in Python, it's important to consider security. Use HTTPS, validate certificates, use tokens for authentication, and handle sensitive data safely.

Can I create my own API?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: May 7, 2024

Build your own API to share data, split up services, and reuse abilities. Choose a framework, design endpoints, connect data sources, write handler code, test API calls, add security, and deploy API.

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