OWASP X – Cheat sheet, not Bible

First of all am sorry to all my readers/ subscribers that I haven’t been active on my blog. I know its been an year now, and the reason was silly enough – I couldn’t get hold of a good blogging client for Mac OS. But now, thanks to Blogo – I am back in business. On my windows box, Live Writer was to my rescue, but since I shifted to Mac, I couldn’t find...

paytm & spear phishing

Before you deep dive in the technical information, I wish to confirm that this vulnerability has been FIXED. Thanks to PAYTM for taking a quick action. Looking forward for such quick response on security concerns. Kudos! Don’t get this wrong. I wish to share a vulnerability that can be leveraged by attackers to perform/ initiate a spear phishing attack. The website in discussion is paytm.com. There is an information disclosure vulnerability in the...

What to look for in a pentest?

Vulnerabilities are increasing by leaps and bounds and any industry – technical or non-technical has to grow its security in sync or else, it is highly vulnerable and lucrative target. There is news of data loss, breaches every now and then. A rough estimate of the growth of vulnerabilities (as reported) over last decade (1995-2008) is shown in Figure 1. This accounts to vulnerabilities as reported, wherein there are hundreds of active (non-reported or un-patched) vulnerabilities...

LinkedIn Vulnerability

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. As of 22 March 2011, LinkedIn reports more than 100 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. There exists multiple vulnerabilities in LinkedIn in which it handles the cookies and transmits them over SSL. This vulnerability if exploited, can result in hijacking of user accounts, and/or modifying...