Archive | Web Hacking


12 May 2015 | 2,221 views

InstaRecon – Automated Subdomain Discovery Tool

InstaRecon is an automated basic digital reconnaissance tool which is great for getting an initial footprint of your targets and discovering additional subdomains. In basic terms, it’s an automated subdomain discovery tool for the information gathering phase of penetration tests. There are other tools which cover some parts of the InstaRecon functionality such as: – […]

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09 May 2015 | 3,369 views

Wapiti – Web Application Vulnerability Scanner v2.3.0

Wapiti is a web application vulnerability scanner, it allows you to audit the security of your web applications. It performs “black-box” scans, i.e. it does not study the source code of the application but will scans the web pages of the deployed web application, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data. Once […]

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30 April 2015 | 1,234 views

WordPress Critical Zero-Day Vulnerability Fixed In A Hurry

So this is an interesting announcement due to the discussion points it brings up about responsible disclosure, it seems like in this case a researcher published his findings about a WordPress critical zero-day vulnerability without informing WordPress before hand. And they got it fixed REAL quickly, where as in a previous (pretty similar) case – […]

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14 April 2015 | 1,758 views

SamuraiWTF 3.x And Onwards – Web Testing Framework Linux LiveCD

The Samurai Web Testing Framework (AKA SamuraiWTF) is a live linux environment that has been pre-configured to function as a web pen-testing environment. The CD contains the best of the open source and free tools that focus on testing and attacking websites. In developing this environment, the authors have based the tool selection on the […]

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07 April 2015 | 3,559 views

Watcher – Passive Web Application Vulnerability Scanner

Ever find yourself looking for that show-stopper exploit in a Web-app, and forgetting to check out all the low-hanging fruit? That’s initially why the authors created Watcher – a passive web application vulnerability scanner. For one thing, you don’t want to manually inspect a Web-app for many of these issues (cookie settings, SSL configuration, information […]

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04 April 2015 | 2,629 views

Commix – Command Injection Attack Tool

Commix (short for [comm]and [i]njection e[x]ploiter) has a simple environment and it can be used by web developers, penetration testers or even security researchers to test web applications with the view to find bugs, errors or vulnerabilities related to command injection attacks. By using this command injection attack tool, it is very easy to find […]

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31 March 2015 | 2,294 views

Pentoo – Gentoo Based Penetration Testing Linux LiveCD

Pentoo is a Gentoo based penetrating testing linux LiveCD. It’s basically a Gentoo install with lots of customized tools, customized kernel, and much more. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the features currently included: Hardened Kernel with aufs patches Backported Wifi stack from latest stable kernel release Module loading support ala slax Changes saving on […]

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21 March 2015 | 1,748 views

XSSYA v2.0 Released – XSS Vulnerability Confirmation Tool

We first published about XSSYA back in 2014, and it seemed to be pretty popular, there’s not a whole lot of tools in the XSS (Cross Site Scripting) space. For those who are unfamiliar, XSSYA used to be Cross Site Scripting aka XSS Vulnerability Scanner & Confirmation tool – the scanning portion has been removed […]

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19 March 2015 | 590 views

Pinterest Bug Bounty Program Starts Paying

There’s been a fair bit of news about bug bounty programs in the past year or so, with Twitter officially starting to pay bug bounties at the end of 2014 and Google recently removing the caps from their program and making Pwnium all year round. The latest news is Pinterest bug bounty program has started […]

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14 March 2015 | 1,803 views

wig – CMS Identification & Information Gathering Tool

wig is a web application information gathering tool, which can identify numerous Content Management Systems and other administrative applications. It’s strength is CMS identification, it can also attempt to do OS fingerprinting. The application fingerprinting is based on checksums and string matching of known files for different versions of CMSes. This results in a score […]

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