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Gruyere – Learn Web Application Exploits & Defenses

This codelab is built around Gruyere – a small, cheesy web application that allows its users to publish snippets of text and store assorted files. “Unfortunately,” Gruyere has multiple security bugs ranging from cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery, to information disclosure, denial of service, and remote code execution. The goal of this codelab is […]

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Critical XSS Flaw Affects WordPress 3.9.2 And Earlier

So it’s been a while since we’ve talked about any flaws in WordPress – because usually they are pretty dull and require such an obscure set of circumstances, that they are unlikely to ever occur in the wild. The most recent time was this year actually, but was a DoS attack, which is not THAT […]

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Sparty – MS Sharepoint and Frontpage Auditing Tool

Sparty is an open source Sharepoint and Frontpage auditing tool written in python to audit web applications using sharepoint and frontpage architecture. The motivation behind this tool is to provide an easy and robust way to scrutinize the security configurations of sharepoint and frontpage based web applications. Due to the complex nature of these web […]

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Arachni v1.0 Released – Web Application Security Scanner Framework

Arachni is an Open Source, feature-full, modular, high-performance Ruby framework aimed towards helping penetration testers and administrators evaluate the security of web applications. It is smart, it trains itself by monitoring and learning from the web application’s behaviour during the scan process and is able to perform meta-analysis using a number of factors in order […]

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RIPS – Static Source Code Analysis For PHP Vulnerabilities

RIPS is a tool written in PHP to find vulnerabilities using static source code analysis for PHP web applications. By tokenizing and parsing all source code files RIPS is able to transform PHP source code into a program model and to detect sensitive sinks (potentially vulnerable functions) that can be tainted by user input (influenced […]

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JPMorgan Hacked & Leaked Over 83 Million Customer Records

So yah last week we all discovered, OMG JPMorgan Hacked! This set a lot of people on edge as JPMorgan Chase & Co is the largest US bank by assets – so it’s pretty seriously business. The breach happened back in July and was only disclosed last Thursday due to a filing to the US […]

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CloudFlare Introduces SSL Without Private Key

Handing over your private key to a cloud provider so they can terminate your SSL connections and you can work at scale has always been a fairly contentious issue, a necessary evil you may say. As if your private key gets compromised, it’s a big deal and without it (previously) there’s no way a cloud […]

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Twitter Vulnerability Allows Deletion Of Payment Details

Twitter has been in the news a lot lately, firstly about their patent filing regarding the pro-active scanning on the web for malware and then the bug bounty going live – which is related to this story. This is a pretty neat Twitter vulnerability that was discovered by someone taking part in the Twitter bug […]

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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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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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