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Simple Yet Effective eBay Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Passwords

Simple Yet Effective eBay Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Passwords

January 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A simple, yet effective flaw discovered on eBay's website exposed hundreds of millions of its customers to an advance  Phishing Attack . An Independent Security Researcher reported a critical vulnerability to eBay last month that had the capability to allow hackers to host a fake login page, i.e. phishing page, on eBay website in an effort to steal users' password and harvest credentials from millions of its users. The researchers, nicknamed MLT , said anyone could have exploited the vulnerability to target eBay users in order to take over their accounts or harvest thousands, or even millions, of eBay customers credentials by sending phishing emails to them. MLT published a blog post about the eBay flaw on Monday, demonstrating how easy it is to exploit the flaw like this and steal customers' passwords. Here's How ebay Hack Works The flaw actually resided in the URL parameter that allowed the hacker to inject his iFrame on the legitimate eBay
Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click

Hacking PayPal Account with Just a Click

December 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The eBay owned popular digital payment and money transfer service, PayPal has been found to be vulnerable to a critical web application vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control over users' PayPal account with just a click , affecting more than 156 millions PayPal users. An Egyptian security researcher, Yasser H. Ali has discovered  three critical vulnerabilities in PayPal website including CSRF , Auth token bypass and Resetting the security question, which could be used by cybercriminals in the targeted attacks. Cross-Site Request Forgery ( CSRF or XSRF) is a method of attacking a website in which an attacker need to convince the victim to click on a specially crafted HTML exploit page that will make a request to the vulnerable website on their behalf. Mr.Yasser demonstrated the vulnerability step-by-step in the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) video using a single exploit that combines all the three vulnerabilities. According to the demo, using Paypa
Worst Day for eBAY, Multiple Flaws leave Millions of Users vulnerable to Hackers

Worst Day for eBAY, Multiple Flaws leave Millions of Users vulnerable to Hackers

May 23, 2014Mohit Kumar
It's not been more than 36 hours since eBay revealed it was hacked and we just come to know about three more critical vulnerabilities in eBay website that could allow an attacker to compromise users' account once again, even if you have already reset your account password after the last announcement. Yesterday eBay admitted to the massive data breach that affected 145 million registered users worldwide after its database was compromised. eBay urged its 145 million users to change their passwords after the cyber attack, but are passwords enough? eBay Data breach happened mainly because of their vulnerable infrastructure, not weak passwords. I think eBay's morning just going to be bad to worse as today, three Security researchers came forward with three more different types of critical flaws in eBay website that leave its 145 million users vulnerable to hackers. HACKER UPLOADED SHELL ON eBAY SERVER (UNPATCHED) A critical security flaw in the eBay website for i
eBay Hacked, Change your Account Password Now

eBay Hacked, Change your Account Password Now

May 21, 2014Wang Wei
If you have an eBay Account then you should change your password immediately, because the World's biggest E-commerce company with 128 million active users announced today in a press release that it had been Hacked. eBay revealed that attackers compromised customers' database including emails, physical addresses, encrypted passwords and dates of birth, in a hacking attack between late February and early March, but financial information like credit card numbers, as well as PayPal information were stored separately and were not compromised. ' After conducting extensive tests on its networks ,' They also said they've found no evidence of unauthorized access or activity by registered eBay users, but as precaution, eBay is resetting everyone's passwords that ' will help enhance security for eBay users. ' Why did eBay wait so long to tell everyone? because just two weeks ago they discovered data breach . They conducted a forensic investigation of its compu
eBay and PayPal UK website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

eBay and PayPal UK website hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

February 02, 2014Swati Khandelwal
A pro-hacker group, aligned with president Bashar al-Assad, very well known as Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has again gained the media attention by adding the popular sites, i.e. eBay UK and PayPal UK to its victim list. After targeting websites of various media agencies, government organizations and big enterprises, including the latest defaced CNN and Microsoft, today they targeted and defaced the official websites of UK’s Ebay ( ebay.co.uk ) and PayPal ( paypal.co.uk ). The group also left a deface page along with a message on the hacked PayPal UK site: “ Hacked by Syrian Electronic Army! Fuck the United States Government. ” It is clear that the attack on PayPal could put millions of peoples' bank information at risk, but the group said that the attack is not to target account information of people instead was ‘ Purely a Hacktivist Operation ’ with the reason behind is the discrimination of Syrian citizens by PayPal company. “ For denying Syrian citizens
Hacker demonstrated 'Remote Code Execution' vulnerability on EBay website

Hacker demonstrated 'Remote Code Execution' vulnerability on EBay website

December 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
A German Security researcher has demonstrated a critical  vulnerability on Ebay website, world's biggest eStore. According to David Vieira-Kurz  discovered Remote code execution flaw " due to a type-cast issue in combination with complex curly syntax ", that allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the EBay's web server. In a demo video, he exploited this RCE flaw on EBay website, and managed to display output of phpinfo()  PHP function on the web page, just by modifying the URL and injecting code in that. According to an explanation on his blog , he noticed a legitimate URL on EBay: https://sea.ebay.com/search/?q=david&catidd=1  . . and modified the URL to pass any array values including a payload: https://sea.ebay.com/search/?q[0]=david&q[1]=sec{${ phpinfo() }}&catidd=1 Video Demonstration: But it is not clear at this moment that where the flaw resides on Ebay server, because how a static GET parameter can be converted to accept like an array
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