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Social Hacking of Support and Implementation Teams

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: security , social engineering , social hacking - Thu, 06 Nov 2014, by Irit Arkin
Customer facing teams such as support and customer service are typically the target of social engineering attacks because even though typically they are the weakest link in a company's security strategy, they hace access to some of the most sensitive information. Read more...

Use Netsparker to Detect Ruby on Rails Vulnerabilities

Category: News - Tags: ruby on rails vulnerability , remote code execution , vulnerability , hacking - Tue, 11 Jun 2013, by Robert Abela
Netsparker can detect vulnerabilities in Ruby and Rails web applications. In this blog post we explain how a Ruby on Rails Remote Code Execution Vulnerability is exploited in the wild and how you can check if your web applications are vulnerable to such vulnerability with Netsparker. Read more...

South African Police Web Application for Whistleblowers Hacked via SQL Injection

Category: News - Tags: sql injection , hacking - Tue, 28 May 2013, by Robert Abela
The repercussions an exploited web application vulnerability such as an SQL Injection can have are a lot. For example in this particular case, by exploiting an SQL injection vulnerability malicious hackers published a list of whistleblowers in South Africa, endangering their lives. This example highlights the importance of identifying each and every web application vulnerability, since a malicious hacker only needs to exploit one. Full details about the attack in this blog post. Read more...

XSS to Root in Apache Jira Incident

In this blog post we explain how malicious hackers hacked into the Apache Foundation web servers and gained root access. They started by exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a web application called Jira. We scanned Jira with Netsparker and detected all of the vulnerabilities the malicious hackers exploited and more. This incident should serve as an example to all corporations to use Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to identify and close down web application vulnerabilities. Read more...

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