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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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Networking Hacking, Web Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Password Cracking, Web Hacking

Zero-day Vulnerability In TimThumb Image Utility Threatens Many WordPress Sites

This is pretty apt after we wrote about WebsiteDefender – Ensure Your Website Security on Monday, a platform for securing web applications with a focus on WordPress. Today a zero-day in a very commonly used WordPress library hit quite a few news sites. The flaw is in an image utility called TimThumb which is used […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Web Hacking

WPScan – WordPress Vulnerability Scanner

WPScan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner which checks the security of WordPress installations using a black box approach (scanning without any prior knowledge of what has been installed etc). Features of WPScan WordPress Vulnerability Scanner Username enumeration (from author querystring and location header) Weak password cracking (multithreaded) Version enumeration (from generator meta tag) Vulnerability enumeration […]

Topic: Hacking Tools, Web Hacking

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