Archive | Web Hacking


18 April 2013 | 6,689 views

Large Scale Botnet Brute Force Password Cracking Against WordPress Sites

There have always been a lot of brute force attempts/bot scans and hacking attempts on WordPress hosted sites (due to flaws in the core and a multitude of insecure plugins) – this site being no exception (they’ve even done some minor damage before). But things appear to have really ramped up recently with a large [...]

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20 March 2013 | 2,576 views

Andrew Auernheimer AKA Weev Gets 41 Months Jail Time For GET Requests

This is a pretty sad case, and one which I’m sure all of us have followed since it first started. Surprisingly it hasn’t gotten a whole lot of media attention, but then this legal precedent sticks it to the man and has some consequences regarding the infosec industry – and who would want to publicize [...]

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13 March 2013 | 3,406 views

SSLyze v0.6 Available For Download – SSL Server Configuration Scanning Tool

SSLyze is a Python tool that can analyze the SSL configuration of a server by connecting to it. It is designed to be fast and comprehensive, and should help organizations and testers identify misconfigurations affecting their SSL servers. Features SSL 2.0/3.0 and TLS 1.0/1.1/1.2 compatibility Performance testing: session resumption and TLS tickets support Security testing: [...]

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07 March 2013 | 1,438 views

Evernote Hacked – ALL Users Required To Reset Passwords

The big news in the past week or so was the Evernote hack, being a user of Evernote I was interested by this one – it seems to be a pretty pervasive hack with user IDs and e-mail addresses being leaked. Thankfully the passwords are salted hashes, so it’s unlikely they’ll get brute forced any [...]

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06 February 2013 | 2,635 views

Weevely – PHP Stealth Tiny Web Shell

Weevely is a stealth PHP web shell that provides a telnet-like console. It is an essential tool for web application post exploitation, and can be used as stealth backdoor or as a web shell to manage legit web accounts, even free hosted ones. Weevely is currently included in Backtrack and Backbox and all the major [...]

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06 December 2012 | 2,401 views

TLSSLed v1.2 – Evaluate The Security Of A Target SSL Or TLS (HTTPS) Web Server Implementation

When running web application security assessments it is mandatory to evaluate the security stance of the SSL/TLS (HTTPS) implementation and configuration. OWASP has a couple of references the author strongly recommends taking a look at, the “OWASP-CM-001: Testing for SSL-TLS” checks, part of the OWASP Testing Guide v3, and the Transport Layer Protection Cheat Sheet. [...]

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13 November 2012 | 4,049 views

Hack.me – Build, Host & Share Vulnerable Web Application Code

Hack.me is a FREE, community based project powered by eLearnSecurity. The community allows you to build, host and share vulnerable web application code for educational and research purposes. It aims to be the largest collection of “runnable” vulnerable web applications, code samples and CMS’s online. The platform is available without any restriction to any party [...]

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15 October 2012 | 5,074 views

Web-Sorrow v1.48 – Version Detection, CMS Identification, Enumeration & Server Scanning Tool

Web-Sorrow is a PERL based tool for misconfiguration, version detection, enumeration, and server information scanning. It’s entirely focused on enumeration and collecting information about a target server. Web-Sorrow is a “safe to run” program, meaning it is not designed to be an exploit or perform any harmful attacks. There’s a couple of other tools that [...]

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16 July 2012 | 2,566 views

Yahoo! Voices Hacked With SQL Injection – Passwords In Plaintext

There’s been a few HUGE cases of large sites being hacked and exposing either plaintext or extremely poorly encrypted passwords, it happened to LinkedIn not that long ago – and the latest case is of Yahoo!. It wasn’t the main site, but with almost half a million username and password combos exposed – it’s a [...]

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17 May 2012 | 1,392 views

Hackers Break Into Bitcoin Exchange Site Bitcoinica

Bitcoin hasn’t been having a great time lately, there have been a few high profile, large dollar amount hacks of Bitcoin Exchange sites (basically the Bitcoin banks). The latest involved $90,000USD and a high likelihood that the user database was compromised too. It seems like Bitcoin, despite all the hype, might die a slow death [...]

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