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Unpatched WordPress Flaw Gives Attackers Full Control Over Your Site

Unpatched WordPress Flaw Gives Attackers Full Control Over Your Site

June 27, 2018Mohit Kumar
UPDATE— WordPress has released version 4.9.7 to finally patch this vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to gain full control over affected websites. You are recommended to install the latest available version of WordPress as soon as possible. Last week we received a tip about an unpatched vulnerability in the WordPress core, which could allow a low-privileged user to hijack the whole site and execute arbitrary code on the server. Discovered by researchers at RIPS Technologies GmbH, the " authenticated arbitrary file deletion " vulnerability was reported 7 months ago to the WordPress security team but remains unpatched and affects all versions of WordPress, including the current 4.9.6. The vulnerability resides in one of the core functions of WordPress that runs in the background when a user permanently deletes thumbnail of an uploaded image. Researchers find that the thumbnail delete function accepts unsanitized user input, which if tempered, could all
Google Chrome to Label Sensitive HTTP Pages as "Not Secure"

Google Chrome to Label Sensitive HTTP Pages as "Not Secure"

September 09, 2016Mohit Kumar
Although over three months remaining, Google has planned a New Year gift for the Internet users, who're concerned about their privacy and security. Starting in January of 2017, the world's most popular web browser Chrome will begin labeling HTTP sites that transmit passwords or ask for credit card details as " Not Secure " — the first step in Google's plan to discourage the use of sites that don't use encryption. The change will take effect with the release of Chrome 56 in January 2017 and affect certain unsecured web pages that feature entry fields for sensitive data, like passwords and payment card numbers, according to a post today on the Google Security Blog . Unencrypted HTTP has been considered dangerous particularly for login pages and payment forms, as it could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to intercept passwords, login session, cookies and credit card data as they travel across the network. In the following release, Chrome will flag
Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

August 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Well, we all know that the FBI has previously hosting adult videos on the Internet. I still remember the case of PlayPen, the world's largest dark web p*rn*graphy site, which was seized by FBI and ran from agency’s own servers to uncover the site's visitors. Now, one of the most popular sites owned and operated by the FBI has been serving adult videos as well. FBI-owned Megaupload.org and several other domains were allegedly serving up ads for "casual s*x," "ad*lt cam chat," "adult affair d*ting," and "live s*x cams" and other 18+ entertainment. Megaupload was once a famous and highly popular site for pirate and copyright contents that agency seized from Kim Dotcom almost five years ago. Since a criminal case against Dotcom is still pending in the United States, the FBI also retained control over several of the company’s assets, including cash, cars, and over a dozen of Megaupload former domain names, including Megastuff.co,
Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Magento Vulnerability to Steal Your Credit Cards

Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Magento Vulnerability to Steal Your Credit Cards

June 29, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Hackers are increasingly exploiting an unknown flaw to siphon payment card information from e-commerce websites that use Magento , the most popular e-commerce platform owned by eBay. Security researchers at Sucuri are still investigating the attack vector, but they believe that cyber criminals are injecting malicious code into the Magento core file or some widely used module/extension in order to steal payment card data. Back in April, a critical Remote Code Execution Flaw in Magento allowed hackers to fully compromise any online store powered by Magento and thereby gain access to credit card data and other financial, and personal information related to the customers. Credit Card Stealers? Now, Sucuri senior malware researcher Peter Gramantik have found an attack script that pilfers the content of every POST request and identifies valuable payment card data before storing it in an encrypted form that only the attacker can decrypt. Moreover, to evade detection,
Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important

Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important

April 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The Market of E-commerce websites is at its peak, as today people love to shop online to save their time. However, E-commerce and financial sites stand first in the rundown of potential victims as they manage financial exchanges. The traditional way to target victims of e-commerce sites is to use targeted "phishing" attacks via social media and emails. But… …due to increased awareness among the people about the threat of phishing attacks, hackers have now discovered new way — by malvertising legitimate websites where people assume to be safe and secure. We know: Today, there are many ready-to-use e-commerce platforms available on the Internet that are very easy to install and manage and that too at no extra cost; ' Magento ' is one of the most popular out of them. The most popular, the most targeted: Yes! Security researchers at Sucuri have found a malicious code inside the Magento e-commerce website that was intended to send all the data
Alibaba Marketplace Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Shoppers at Risk

Alibaba Marketplace Vulnerability Puts Millions Of Shoppers at Risk

December 12, 2014Wang Wei
Alibaba Group has patched a major security vulnerability in one of its e-commerce portals that exposed account details of tens of millions of Merchants and shoppers to cyber criminals. An Israeli application security firm, AppSec Labs, found a Cross site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in AliExpress, the company’s English language e-commerce site that was found vulnerable to similar flaw a week ago that compromised personal information of Alibaba customers. The flaw was fixed shortly after Cybermoon security firm disclosed it to Alibaba. AliExpress is an online marketplace owned by Chinese E-Commerce giant Alibaba.com, also known as Google of China. The company serves more than 300 Million active users from more than 200 countries including the U.S., Russia and Brazil. But the critical vulnerability found by the researcher could allow an attacker to hijack merchant’s account. Using AliExpress XSS vulnerability an attacker can inject any malicious payload script as value
"Pakistan People's Party" Website Hacked — Message for Bilawal Bhutto

"Pakistan People's Party" Website Hacked — Message for Bilawal Bhutto

October 08, 2014Swati Khandelwal
On Tuesday, Indian and Pakistani army forces continued to exchange fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, which was started when Pakistan’s military fired machine guns and mortars at about 60 Indian army posts during last week. Tensions between the two countries have intensified since Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the only son of former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, made a statement that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would take back entire Kashmir from India. However, the Indian political party described his statement as " childish " and " irresponsible ." Different reactions came from different people out there from India for the chairman of Pakistan People’s Party and Central Executive Committee Bilawal Bhutto, but Hackers have their own way of expressing their part. Here Bilawal Bhutto said that he would not leave an inch of Kashmir with India, and there an Indian Hacker defac
jQuery Official Website Compromised To Serve Malware

jQuery Official Website Compromised To Serve Malware

September 24, 2014Mohit Kumar
The official website of the popular cross-platform JavaScript library jQuery (jquery.com) has been compromised and redirecting its visitors to a third-party website hosting the RIG exploit kit , in order to distribute information-stealing malware. JQuery is a free and open source JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. It is used to build AJAX applications and other dynamic content easily. The popular JavaScript library is used by 30 percent of websites, including 70 percent of the top 10,000 most visited websites. James Pleger , Director of Research at Risk management software company RiskIQ , reported yesterday that the attack against jQuery.com web servers launched for a short period of time on the afternoon of September 18th. So, the users who visited the website on September 18th may have infected their system with data-stealing malware by redirecting users to the website hosting RIG. Pleger urged those who visited the site durin
19-Year-Old Teenager Arrested for Exploiting Heartbleed Bug to Steal Data

19-Year-Old Teenager Arrested for Exploiting Heartbleed Bug to Steal Data

April 17, 2014Wang Wei
A teenager has been arrested by the Canadian police in relation to the infamous malicious breach on the country's taxpayer system using one of the most critical internet flaws, Heartbleed . Heartbleed bug , that made headlines over past two weeks and every websites around the world flooded with its articles. Every informational website, Media and Security researchers are talking about Heartbleed, probably the biggest Internet vulnerability in recent history. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a 19-year-old ' Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes ' of London, Ontario, is charged with the unauthorized access of the computer and criminal mischief in relation to the data breach of taxpayer’s private information from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website. “ The RCMP treated this breach of security as a high priority case and mobilized the necessary resources to resolve the matter as quickly as possible ,” Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud said in
162,000 vulnerable WordPress websites abused to perform DDoS Attack

162,000 vulnerable WordPress websites abused to perform DDoS Attack

March 12, 2014Anonymous
DDoS attacks are a growing issue facing by governments and businesses. In a recent attack, thousands of legitimate WordPress websites have been hijacked by hackers, without the need for them to be compromised. Instead, the attackers took advantage of an existing WordPress vulnerability ( CVE-2013-0235 ) - “ Pingback Denial of Service possibility ”. According to security company Sucuri , in a recent amplification attack more than 162,000 legitimate Wordpress sites were abused to launch a large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack . The attack exploited an issue with the XML-RPC (XML remote procedure call) of the WordPress, use to provide services such as Pingbacks, trackbacks, which allows anyone to initiate a request from WordPress to an arbitrary site. The functionality should be used to generate cross references between blogs, but it can easily be used for a single machine to originate millions of requests from multiple locations. " Any
Magento vulnerability allows an attacker to create administrative user

Magento vulnerability allows an attacker to create administrative user

February 13, 2014Anonymous
It seems you cannot go a day without hearing about someone or some group hacking a website or stealing credit card and other sensitive data from e-commerce sites. The Market of E-commerce is at its boom, and that provides even more opportunities to hackers. There are many readymade e-commerce platforms available on the Internet, that are easy to install and easy to manage at no extra cost and 'Magento' is one of the most popular out of them. Recently security researchers at Securatary  have reported a critical cross-store vulnerability in the Magento platform that lets attackers to escalation privilege by creating an administrative user on any ' Gostorego' online store. The authentication bypass vulnerability left 200,000 merchants data vulnerable to hackers before it was patched. To exploit the flaw, an attacker only needed to modify the HOST header to the URI of the target account in the GET request. They dubbed it as " Stealth mode ",
Sandcat Browser 4.0 released, new tools added for Pen-Testers

Sandcat Browser 4.0 released, new tools added for Pen-Testers

May 29, 2013Mohit Kumar
Sandcat Browser, The fastest web browser with many useful security and developer oriented tools updated to version 4.0 with the fastest scripting language packed with features for pen-testers. Sandcat 4 adds a large number of enhancements, new features, extensions and bug fixes, and provides a dramatically improved user experience on several fronts.  Sandcat 4 adds several new pen-tester extensions as part of the new incarnation of its Pen-Tester Tools extension pack. This includes: a Request Loader, a XHR Editor, a XHR Fuzzer, a CGI Scanner, a HTTP Brute Force extension, enhanced request editors, enhanced script runners, and more. New versions comes with a revamped and enhanced Live Headers. You can now view not only the request headers and response headers but the response of HTTP requests and XHR calls. The captured requests can be viewed, exported to and imported from individual files via its Live Headers bar. It adds the ability to save the full request details of captured requ
Upgrade ModSecurity to version 2.7.4 for fixing Denial of Service Vulnerability

Upgrade ModSecurity to version 2.7.4 for fixing Denial of Service Vulnerability

May 29, 2013Mohit Kumar
ModSecurity is an open source web application firewall. It provides protection from a range of attacks against web applications and allows for HTTP traffic monitoring, logging and real-time analysis. ModSecurity developers team recently fixed a vulnerability ( CVE-2013-2765 ) which could be exploited by attackers to crash the firewall . The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing the " forceRequestBodyVariable " action and can be exploited to cause a NULL pointer dereference via specially crafted HTTP requests.  Flaw was reported by Younes Jaaidi, according to him an attacker can exploit this issue using a web browser. He also released an Exploit for this flaw, which is publicly available at  Github  for download. Through the program to upgrade to version 2.7.4 fixes this problem, this version also fixes some minor bug and lib injection used to identify SQL injection attacks, while the development team also announced its portable version of Nginx has
500 Websites defaced by Anonymous Supporters

500 Websites defaced by Anonymous Supporters

December 08, 2012Mohit Kumar
Hacker Supporting Anonymous Group, with his nickname - " PV~E.rr0r " hack 516 websites.  Deface page shows a very cool animated Anonymous logo with text " We unite as one but no one can divide us. Expect us! " Because hacker intention was not to harm the website, so he has not change or delete any file, rather he just just upload his deface page on each site at "/Err0r.html" . In a message, Hacker told The Hacker News that purpose of hacking website is just to show their admins that they are vulnerable and need more security. Hacker also mention on deface page " Hello admin, I am here to warn you about your secrutiy, It kinda sucks 70% Security 30% Dumbness. We hacked this site to put a warning before the Blackhat hackers come. Please cooperate! " Rest at end page reads " We are Anonymous, We are legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, United as one, Divided by zero, Expect us. #Knowledge is power. Don't learn to ha
European Space Agency SQL vulnerability exploited

European Space Agency SQL vulnerability exploited

December 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space. Hacker going by name "SlixMe" find and exploit SQL Injection vulnerability on a sub domain of website. Hacker upload dump on his website, where he disclose the SQLi vulnerable link and Database tables also. Hacker also mention that other 5 domains are also hosted on same server, that can be exploited if he will be successful to exploit one site completely. Exploited Domain :  http://television.esa.int/ Method mentioned as "PostgreSQL AND error-based - WHERE or HAVING clause". In further discluse the PayLoad of injection also published. Site is vulnerable at time of publishing this article.
Worst password of 2012, Have you ever used one of these ?

Worst password of 2012, Have you ever used one of these ?

October 24, 2012Mohit Kumar
This year we have seen some big Security breaches that expose millions of passwords like Yahoo! , LinkedIn , eHarmony and Last.fm , among others , SplashData Reveals Its Annual " 25 Worst Passwords of the Year " List. The three worst passwords haven't changed since 2011; they're password, 123456 and 12345678. The new worst passwords added to this year's list include welcome, jesus, ninja, mustang and password1. Have you ever used one of the most popular passwords of 2012 for your own personal accounts? SplashData CEO Morgan Slain stated “ At this time of year, people enjoy focusing on scary costumes, movies and decorations, but those who have been through it can tell you how terrifying it is to have your identity stolen because of a hacked password .” “ We’re hoping that with more publicity about how risky it is to use weak passwords, more people will start taking simple steps to protect themselves by using stronger passwords and using different p
Make your website Safe for Online Buyers with Qualys SECURE Seal

Make your website Safe for Online Buyers with Qualys SECURE Seal

October 24, 2012Mohit Kumar
The number one concern of Internet users is that a web site will keep personal information safe and secure. If you are a site owner, giving importance to security is not only for your own protection but for your users’ as well. Despite you have the right to set contents to your contracts and terms of service, you still have a portion of liabilities in case your user encountered information and financial thefts as he perform activities within your website. E-commerce usually involves the processing of credit cards and sensitive customer information so security is very important. Online communities and ecommerce websites are mostly the target places of hackers. Toward this end, many users look for a website to display a third party seal as evidence of security. Using a web site seal is a good idea. But providing true web site security requires more than just a seal it also requires using several kinds of security controls managed by a security program to back the seal's p
World Health Organization website hacked by NullCrew

World Health Organization website hacked by NullCrew

October 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
A well known hacking group " Nullcrew " once again most active hacking group right now. Dumping database from number of websites daily. Their latest target was World Health Organization (WHO) website. Well, World Health Organization website (who.int) need treatment now, because their admin panel credentials are leaked on internet by hacking crew. Hacker also disclose the Vulnerable link and Vulnerability type was Sql injection. SQL Injection is one of the many web attack mechanisms used by hackers to steal data from organizations. It is perhaps one of the most common application layer attack techniques used today. It is the type of attack that takes advantage of improper coding of your web applications that allows hacker to inject SQL commands into say a login form to allow them to gain access to the data held within your database. Web application security is much more challenging than infrastructure. The top Web application vulnerabilities occur and re-o
How to Minimize Web Application Security Risk !

How to Minimize Web Application Security Risk !

October 19, 2012Mohit Kumar
With Web applications remaining a popular target for attackers, Web app security sometimes seems like a digital version of the " Good, the Bad and the Ugly ." Vulnerabilities in web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Web application security is much more challenging than infrastructure. The top Web application vulnerabilities occur and re-occur time and again. Items such as Cross Site Scripting (XSS), SQL Injection (SQLi) and file inclusion are common vulnerabilities and show up frequently. In his view, the majority of Web application security problems can be solved by applying well known security technology approaches. According to survey results, only 51 percent of organizations currently have coders conduct security testing, and only 40 percent of organizations report they test during development. Vulnerabilities like these fall often outside the traditional expertise of network security managers. To help you understand h
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