Archive | Web Hacking


08 September 2014 | 776 views

Twitter Bug Bounty Official – Started Paying For Bugs

So the Twitter bug bounty program is now official, they are actually paying – and not a bad amount too. A minimum of $140 for a confirmed bug with no defined maximum. This includes the Twitter website itself and any sub-domain (mobile, ads, apps etc), and the official mobile apps for iOS and Android. It’s […]

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29 August 2014 | 3,850 views

IronWASP – Open Source Web Security Testing Platform

IronWASP (Iron Web application Advanced Security testing Platform) is an open source system for web application vulnerability testing. It is designed to be customizable to the extent where users can create their own custom security scanners using it. Though an advanced user with Python/Ruby scripting expertise would be able to make full use of the […]

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23 August 2014 | 2,496 views

Garmr – Automate Web Application Security Tests

Garmr is a tool to inspect the responses from websites for basic security requirements. It includes a set of core test cases implemented in corechecks that are derived from the Mozilla Secure Coding Guidelines which can be found here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAppSec/Secure_Coding_Guidelines The purpose of this page is to establish a concise and consistent approach to secure […]

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15 August 2014 | 3,061 views

Hiding A Bitcoin Mining Botnet In The Cloud

This is a pretty interesting story, and an interesting use (or mis-use) of cloud resources. We’ve covered similar stuff before like the case when Yahoo! was Spreading Bitcoin Mining Botnet Malware Via Ads, and then more recently when the Pirated ‘Watch Dogs’ Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet. But this time it’s not malware based, […]

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11 August 2014 | 3,152 views

XML Quadratic Blowup Attack Blows Up WordPress & Drupal

This was a pretty interesting piece of news for me last week as I was actually affected by it (I think?). It’s an XML Quadratic Blowup Attack that affects both WordPress and Drupal and is quite serious as rather than just crashing the software, it can take down the whole server. It didn’t completely take […]

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30 July 2014 | 3,581 views

XSSYA – Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Scanner Tool

XSSYA is a Cross Site Scripting Scanner & Vulnerability Confirmation Tool, it’s written in Python and works by executing an encoded payload to bypass Web Application Firewalls (WAF) which is the first method request and response. If the website/app responds 200 it attempts to use “Method 2″ which searches for the payload decoded in the […]

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09 July 2014 | 3,260 views

dirs3arch – HTTP File & Directory Brute Forcing Tool

dirs3arch is a simple command line tool designed to brute force directories and files in websites. It’s a HTTP File & Directory Brute Forcing Tool similar to DirBuster. Features Keep alive connections Multithreaded Detect not found web pages when 404 not found errors are masked (.htaccess, web.config, etc). Recursive brute forcing Getting Started

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09 June 2014 | 2,277 views

OWASP Mantra 0.92 – Browser Based Security Framework

OWASP Mantra is a collection of free and open source tools integrated into a web browser, which can become handy for students, penetration testers, web application developers,security professionals etc. It is portable, ready-to-run, compact and follows the true spirit of free and open source software. Mantra is lite, flexible, portable and user friendly with a […]

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22 May 2014 | 1,297 views

eBay Hacked – 128 Million Users To Reset Passwords

The big news this week is that the massive online auction site eBay has been hacked, the compromise appears to have taken place a few months around February/March but has only come to light recently when employee login credentials were used. This is 3 times bigger than the massive 42 Million passwords leaked by Cupid […]

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02 May 2014 | 1,467 views

Host-Extract – Enumerate All IP/Host Patterns In A Web Page

host-extract is a little ruby script that tries to extract all IP/Host patterns in page response of a given URL and JavaScript/CSS files of that URL. With it, you can quickly identify internal IPs/Hostnames, development IPs/ports, cdn, load balancers, additional attack entries related to your target that are revealed in inline js, css, html comment […]

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