Domain Hijacking a.k.a Domain Spoofing

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Domain hijacking, or domain spoofing is a type of attack whereby an organization’s domain is stolen by changing the registration of a domain name without prior authorization of the domain’s owner. Domain hijacking typically occurs with the intention of associating malicious content or phishing websites with a trusted, and otherwise ... Read More

What is Cryptojacking?

Cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm in the past few years, making it hard to miss all the buzz around Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. While the cryptocurrencies are far from new to cybercriminals, cryptojacking opens up new ways attackers can easily monetize compromised websites without the need to distribute ... Read More

What is are DNS zone transfers (AXFR)?

DNS (Domain Name System) is one of the many systems that keeps the Internet humming and is responsible for resolving human-readable hostnames into machine-readable IP addresses. DNS servers host what are known as zones. A DNS zone is a portion of the domain name space that is served by a ... Read More
Web-based attacks still reign supreme according to the EU Cybersecurity Agency

Web-based attacks still reign supreme according to the EU Cybersecurity Agency

Web-based attacks and malware do not just hold the cybercrime crown, but they’re on the rise — that’s according to the latest Threat Landscape Report by the EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). In its sixth annual report, ENISA also reported that in 2017 attackers are increasing the ... Read More
Safely handling redirects with die() and exit() in PHP

Safely handling redirects with die() and exit() in PHP

It is frequently the case within web applications that redirects are used to direct the user to a different portion of the application. A typical example would be that of an application redirecting a user to the login page when accessing a page intended for an authenticated user if they ... Read More
Domain Fronting: Poking a hole in the Whitelist for Bypassing Firewalls

Domain Fronting: Poking a hole in the Whitelist for Bypassing Firewalls

Domain Fronting is a widely popular technique that is used for evading Firewalls, DPI’s and censors. Domain Fronting takes advantage of legitimate high reputation cloud providers, more specifically, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), for evasion. This technique has been commonly used in the wild to circumvent censorship or by malware for ... Read More
What is Path Traversal?

What is Path Traversal?

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Path Traversal, or, as it is otherwise known, Directory Traversal, refers to an attack through which an attacker may trick a web application into reading and subsequently divulging the contents of files outside of the root directory of the application, or the web server. Path Traversal attacks typically manipulate web ... Read More
What is Insecure Deserialization?

What is Insecure Deserialization?

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Insecure Deserialization is a vulnerability which occurs when untrusted data is used to abuse the logic of an application, inflict a denial of service (DoS) attack, or even execute arbitrary code upon it being deserialized. It also occupies the #8 spot in the OWASP Top 10 2017 list. In order ... Read More
OWASP Top 10 2017 Update – What You Need to Know

OWASP Top 10 2017 Update – What You Need to Know

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After the long-winding road of discussion and deliberation, revision, disagreements and adjustments, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) are updating their venerable Top 10 list of the most critical web application security risks since 2013. This update brings with it three new entries to the list, based on data ... Read More