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Advanced subdomain reconnaissance: How to enhance an ethical hacker’s EASM

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Discovering the Infrastructure of an iCloud Phishing Scam

In a lot of major cities in the world, pickpocketing and phone-snatch robberies are very common. Modern smartphones are expensive and easy to sell, and it makes them better targets than wallets that often contain no cash. There’s a reassuring catch to this malicious activity however Read more.

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Attackers vs Defenders: Mind the Perspective Gap - Detectify Blog

Why security defenders need an EASM solution that combines policy control, vulnerability detection, and a crowdsource element going forward Read more.

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What is directory traversal? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how to protect your code from directory traversal in JavaScript by exploiting a vulnerable web server. Read more.

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How To Hack Web Applications in 2022: Part 1

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Using SpiderFoot to Investigate Phishing Domains Targeting Ukrainian…

My name is Luke, but you might know me as @hakluke! I’m a cybersecurity professional, primarily focusing on application security and red teaming. Occasionally in my spare time I get to test my OSINT skills for something interesting, like phishing campaigns! Read more.

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Common Security Vulnerabilities in Core AWS Services: Exploitation and Mitigation

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Using SpiderFoot for Offensive Reconnaissance: Part 2 – Validation

My name is Jude, I’m a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center (SOC) team based in Australia. Outside of the usual SOC tasks (alert management, detection use cases), I work on specialist engagements around analyzing and understanding the external attack surface of companies using… Read more.

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Implementing Nuclei into your Bitbucket CI/CD Pipeline for Scanning Live Web Applications

Security is a crucial factor for both small and large enterprises. This has led to the evolution of DevOps into DevSecOps, which integrates security at an internal level. As we have discussed in previous blogs, it is important to implement security within your DevOps cycle to ensure that it becomes Read more.

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What is SSRF (server-side request forgery)? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how to protect your code from server-side request forgery attacks in JavaScript by exploiting a vulnerable web app as part of this Snyk Learn tutorial. Read more.

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How to Share Social Media Credentials Securely

Sharing access to social media accounts is a common task for organisations - but it’s also a huge cybersecurity risk! In this article we discuss the secure way to share access, and the potential consequences if you don’t. Read more.

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DOM Based XSS | Tutorial & Examples | Snyk Learn | Snyk Learn

Learn how DOM based XSS exploits work, and how to mitigate and remediate the vulnerability with step-by-step interactive tutorials from security experts. Read more.

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How to Hack APIs in 2021

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Hack with ‘goodfaith’ – A tool to automate and scale good faith hacking

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7 things that your EASM platform should be able to do - Detectify Blog

Discover seven essential features of comprehensive External Attack Surface Management (EASM) platforms to fortify your digital defenses. Read more.

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Leveraging AWS QuickSight dashboards to visualize recon data

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Why is securing the external attack surface a hot topic for security experts right now? - Security Culture Detectify Blog

An EASM program has become a necessity for security so your company's external assets don't fall into a state of vulnerability at some point. Read more.

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Top 5 OSINT Sources for Attack Surface Management

Probably the most frequently asked question we get from SpiderFoot users is “with so many options available, what API keys should I get for my use case?” So, we asked hakluke and dccybersec to go on a mission and figure out the top 5 for the three most common SpiderFoot use cases: Read more.

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How to Break Into WordPress Installations, and How Implementing 2-Factor-Authentication Can Prevent It - WPSec

Author: Luke Stephens Like any system, there are many ways to break into a WordPress installation, to name a few: Exploiting an out of date, vulnerable WordPress coreExploting vulnerable plugins or themesMan-in-the-middle attacksSocial engineering One of the most common ways to break into Read more.

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4 fundamental questions on EASM - Detectify Blog

Let’s explore four big questions that are solved by having a comprehensive External Attack Surface Management (EASM) program in place. Read more.

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What is SQL injection (SQLi)? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how to create SQL queries securely and avoid SQL injection attempts by malicious third parties. Read more.

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Infrastructure Monitoring Best Practices | Trickest

Monitoring IT Infrastructure is difficult at the best of times, but it also ensures that you will get the most out of it. Read on to up your infrastructure monitoring game! Read more.

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Best Practices for Securing Your WordPress Site - WPSec

Author: Devansh Bordia WordPress is the world's most popular content management platform, used on 45% of websites. This also makes it an attractive target for malicious attackers! In 2021, more than 1.5 million WordPress websites were compromised. In this article, we will cover many ways that Read more.

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A hacker's guide to SSL certificates, featuring TLSx

Introduction In today's digital world, online security is more important than ever. As we rely increasingly on the internet, we must have a way to keep our communications private and secure. That's where SSL and TLS come in. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are like secret Read more.

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What are logging vulnerabilities? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn what a logging vulnerability is, including logging too much or logging too little, and how to protect your organization. Read more.

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Discovering Vulnerabilities in WordPress Plugins at Scale - WPSec

Author: Luke (@hakluke) Stephens It always blows me away to think that WordPress runs 43% of all websites, including those without a content management system (CMS) 🤯. A single open source project is responsible for such a huge part of the internet! It's interesting to think about what might happ Read more.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Penetration Test 🤷

Penetration testing is a great way to improve the security of your org. Much of the test’s value will be determined by your readiness. Here’s how to prepare. Read more.

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Guide to Picking an Attack Surface Management Solution | Trickest

Attack Surface Management is now a necessity for organizations large and small. The problem is, how do you pick the right solution? Read this article to find out. Read more.

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What is directory traversal? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how to protect your code from directory traversal in Java by exploiting a vulnerable web server. Read more.

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Determining your hacking targets with recon and automation

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Bugs With Nuclei

Efficient, extensible, flexible, open source vulnerability scanning. Introduction Nuclei is a fast, efficient, and extensible vulnerability scanner. It can scan thousands of hosts in just a few minutes. The nuclei engine uses text-file templates to define the steps required to detect a vulnerability. It is an open-source tool that encourages Read more.

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Top 5 OSINT Sources for Threat Intelligence

Intel 471 empowers cybersecurity teams worldwide to be proactive with its TITAN platform and comprehensive coverage into the criminal underground. Read more.

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All the OSINT You Can Get From a Single Webpage Request

Before busting out your arsenal of tools to rip a website apart, it can be really useful to just go back to basics and start by simply making a request to the website and analyzing its response. This applies to beginners as well; before learning all of the different tools and commands it’s… Read more.

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Top 5 OSINT Sources for Penetration Testing and Bug Bounties

One of the key trends in information security over the last decade has been the proliferation of the concept that monitoring an organization’s external assets is critical to their overall security posture. As a result, many organizations have sprung up with the sole purpose of providing… Read more.

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Methods for Bypassing XSS Detection in WAFs in 2022

5 fundamental techniques that are used for bypassing WAFs with XSS payloads. An excellent resource for hackers, but also a warning to developers: a WAF is not enough to thwart exploitation of a web application. Read more.

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OSINT without APIs

We recently published a bunch of posts about the top 5 APIs for Threat Intelligence, Attack Surface Monitoring, Security Assessments and People Investigations, but in this post we’ve asked hakluke to write about OSINT/reconnaissance techniques that don’t leverage any APIs – best of all, they are… Read more.

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What is code injection? | Tutorial & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how to protect your applications against malicious code injection in JavaScript by exploiting a vulnerable web app as part of this Snyk Learn lesson. Read more.

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CSRF Attack | Tutorial & Examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how a cross site request forgery (CSRF) attack works, and how to detect and fix it with real-world examples from security experts. Read more.

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ProjectDiscovery's Best Kept Secrets

A tour of ProjectDiscovery's less-known public tools, and how to use them by @pry0cc Introduction For those unaware, ProjectDiscovery is a group of talented hackers and creators that have massively disrupted the offensive tooling industry by creating tooling that genuinely makes the lives of hackers easier. If you’re active Read more.

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Building a Fast One-Shot Recon Script for Bug Bounty

Introduction In this article we are going to build a fast one-shot recon script to collect the bulk of the information we need to serve as a starting point for our bug bounty testing. This blog post is complementary to the article on building an attack surface monitoring solution. Automation, Read more.

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Attack Surface Management - The importance of knowing what you have

One of the biggest cybersecurity risks to organisations today is not knowing what assets they have online, and the solution is having a good Attack Surface Management (ASM) program! It’s about more than just discovering assets. Read more.

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Scaling security automation with Docker

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Insecure Design | Tutorials & Examples | Snyk Learn

Learn about insecure design, and how to mitigate and remediate the vulnerability with real-world examples from security experts. Read more.

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Security in WordPress plugin development - WPSec

While WordPress core is well-tested and widely used, it allows plugins to be installed. Those plugins can be developed by, well, anyone! They enable many significant enhancements to the core platform but also have the potential to compromise the security of the entire website, even when they are not Read more.

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Should you learn to code before you learn to hack?

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Implementing Nuclei into your GitHub CI/CD pipelines

It is critical that an organisation secures all of their assets along their entire software supply chain. For instance, in a DevOps lifecycle, as a developer, ensuring the security and stability of your code is crucial. One effective way to do this is by implementing automated security testing as part Read more.

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Open redirect vulnerability | Tutorials & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn about the risks of exposing open redirects, how to exploit them and how to mitigate them. Read more.

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Building Your Own Historical DNS Solution with DNSx

If you’ve been following these blogs, you’ll see that in the last article, we hacked together a basic attack surface monitoring platform using projectdiscovery tools. Using some of those basic building blocks, we’re going to build a basic historical DNS bot that will continuously enumerate domains and Read more.

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An ethical hacker’s perspective on EASM - Detectify Blog

Insight into the methods that ethical hackers or even malicious attackers use to collect knowledge about an organization's assets. Read more.

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A Guide to DNS Takeovers: The Misunderstood Cousin of Subdomain Takeovers

Introduction Let's start with this: A DNS takeover is not the same as a subdomain takeover. Subdomain takeovers are old news. Hackers who caught onto them early made busloads of bounties by automating their detection and exploitation.  They're still out there, but competition is fierce. Crafty hackers built bots that Read more.

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Enumerating WordPress Plugins at Scale - WPSec

Author: Duncan Jepson 22% of compromised WordPress websites occurred via vulnerabilities in their installed plugins. This was a staggering statistic to me when I first heard it. Because of this, I decided to take a bit of a dive into researching WordPress plugins and their vulnerabilities Read more.

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Intel 471 empowers cybersecurity teams worldwide to be proactive with its TITAN platform and comprehensive coverage into the criminal underground. Read more.

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How to protect (and quicken) your WordPress instances with a reverse proxy - WPSec

WordPress powers about 60% of all websites on the internet, which is a staggering figure by any standard. Most of these WordPress instances lack many basic security features that can mean the difference between your website being hacked and… well, not hacked. In this article, we're going to run t Read more.

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How To Hack Web Applications in 2022: Part 2

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XXE attack | Tutorials & Examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how an XXE attack works, and how to mitigate and fix the XXE vulnerability with real-world examples from security experts. Read more.

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Open redirect vulnerability | Tutorials & examples | Snyk Learn

Learn about the risks of exposing open redirects, how to exploit them and how to mitigate them. Read more.

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ReDoS | Tutorials & Examples | Snyk Learn

Learn what ReDos is, why you should be aware of it, and how you can prevent and remediate the vulnerability in your organization Read more.

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Hakluke: Creating the Perfect Bug Bounty Automation

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Top 5 OSINT Sources for People Investigations

If you’re one of the thousands of people getting started in Information Security, Cyber Security or Private Investigation, you have probably already heard the term “Open Source Intelligence” (OSINT). OSINT is data collected on an individual or organisation from publicly available sources to be used… Read more.

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Hakluke’s huge list of resources for beginner hackers

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SSRF vulnerabilities and where to find them

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Proxify - A portable CLI-based HTTP/Socks proxy written in Golang

In this blog we’ll discuss the basics of proxies, explain what Proxify is and how it can be used. You’ll learn how to: 1. Install and run Proxify 2. Customize proxy output files and addresses 3. Use DSL language to match and/or replace requests/responses from CLI. Read more.

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Introducing ASNMap: A Golang CLI tool for speedy reconnaissance using ASN data

If you're into hacking, there's a good chance that at least one of ProjectDiscovery's tools has been added to your toolbox over the last couple of years. In all honesty, ProjectDiscovery's tools now make up the majority of my toolbox. For this reason, I get excited when they release something Read more.

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10 Types of Web Vulnerabilities that are Often Missed

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New tool release: Discovering the origin host to bypass web application firewalls

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Using SpiderFoot for Offensive Reconnaissance: Part 1 – Discovery

My name is Jude, I’m a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center (SOC) team based in Australia. Outside of the usual SOC tasks (alert management, detection use cases), I work on specialist engagements around analyzing and understanding the external attack surface of companies using… Read more.

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Easy Automation with Hakluke: Creating Serverless, Nocode Security Workflows | Trickest

Creating automation for hacking workflows is satisfying, but complex. In this article, hakluke creates basic recon and scanning automation with Trickest in less than 30 minutes, without writing any code or managing infrastructure! Read more.

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Hacking Together an ASM Platform Using ProjectDiscovery Tools

Introduction In this article, we’re going to walk through hacking together a simple attack surface monitoring platform by using ProjectDiscovery tools, bash, and flask. We will also be using MongoDB & Redis for scan data and scan queues. This tool was written for the pure purpose of this article, if Read more.

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Using SpiderFoot to Investigate a Public Bug Bounty Program

My name is Jude, I’m a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center (SOC) team based in Australia. Outside of the usual SOC tasks (alert management, detection use cases), I work on specialist engagements around analyzing and understanding the external attack surface of companies using… Read more.

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Top 3 mistakes when implementing an External Attack Surface Management (EASM) program - Detectify Blog Security Culture

How to ensure an EASM tool provides a unified view of assets and infrastructure, enabling you to better navigate across disparate applications Read more.

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Broken Access Control - Tutorials & Examples | Snyk Learn

Learn how broken access control exploits work with a step-by-step tutorial, as well as how to mitigate and defend against them with access control settings. Read more.

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How OSINT Can Be Used to Elevate DFIR

My name is Jude, I’m a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center (SOC) team based in Australia. Outside of the usual SOC tasks (alert management, detection use cases), I work on specialist engagements Read more.

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How to Manage Vulnerable and Outdated Components | Snyk Learn | Snyk Learn

A vulnerable and outdated component is a software component that is no longer supported by the developer, making it susceptible to security vulnerabilities. Read more.

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Meet a Hacker Hero: Hakluke - Detectify Blog

Meet Hakluke. He's been nominated by the Detectify network as a Hacker Hero. He gives his tips for both Red and Blue teams. Read more.

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How to supercharge your hacking: Mindset, workflow, productivity and checklist

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5 Python Libraries for Automating OSINT Operations

Python is a pretty common choice for a lot of security specialists developing tooling due to its elegant syntax and a huge library of handy modules, packages, and libraries. Its interpreted nature means it’s flexible, has dynamic typing, easy to debug, and cross-platform. Read more.

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An OSINT Story: It’s late Friday evening…

Taking a little break from our regular OSINT-themed posts, we wanted to mix it up a little this time and talk about the power of OSINT through a little story, inspired by the amazing Stealing the Network volume of books. Read more.