In this tutorial, we will be going over the basic installation and setup of Burp Suite. You can find this tool for download here. There is a paid version, however, for the purposes of this tutorial, we will use the free community version. Certain functions are not available with the free version, but it definitely provides enough to get started.
Burp Suite is a suite of tools that center around web application testing. In short, you use this tool to test the security of a website or web application.
In learning its basic functions, I will say that it is comprehensive, and a multitude of different tutorials are written for the variety of ways that website vulnerabilities can be exploited. That being said, we are just going to cover the very basics of how and what this tool does.
This means that when you type in a URL for example www.google.com, all the traffic behind the scenes going from your browser to the server that hosts the website or application is first sent to Burp Suite.