1
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2answers
106 views

How does one decide whether to block malicious scanning activities?

On a typical day in the internet, there would be numerous botnets commanding zombie computers to scan for servers with vulnerabilities. Every now and then, a new exploit would be discovered. Then, the ...
6
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1answer
242 views

Is it dangerous “Powered by…” tag

Is it dangerous from a security perspective to put a line at the bottom of a website "Powered by Wordpress/Drupal/Django/WHATEVER" ? I know that certain platforms/applications have different security ...
3
votes
1answer
139 views

What are good tools for CRLF discovery? [closed]

What are good tools for finding CRLF injection vulnerabilities?
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1answer
811 views

How to find bugs/ vulnerabilities in web apps/sites? [closed]

What knowledge is needed? What software is to be used? How are the reports written? PS: Websites like facebook.com
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1answer
647 views

Best free website vulnerability scanners [closed]

I need to check web security and vulnerability in my web application. Whatever free vulnerability scanners application or vulnerability scan online site's are available?
1
vote
3answers
492 views

Sample vulnerable web apps to test Pentesting platforms

I am looking into a web application vulnerability scanner for my organization. I would like a sample web application that is loaded with vulnerabilities (similar to metasploitable on the application ...
1
vote
0answers
463 views

Comparison of Whitehat Security and Veracode [closed]

I'm a research student. My topic is Web Application Security Scanners. The companies under my study are WhiteHat Security, Cenzic, Veracode, Qualys, IBM Rational Appscan, HP WebInspect, Fortify. I'm ...
8
votes
3answers
307 views

Does concealing server software versions have a notable effect on security?

Web servers can add Server, X-Powered-By and similar headers into HTTP responses. Looks like the consensus is such headers should be removed so that automatic vulnerability scanners don't immediately ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Suddenly scans for 'formvars.php'

Suddenly, starting from about yesterday-evening (gmt+2), I get lots of -what I suspect are- 'hits' from bots that are looking variations of this file: /somerealpath/includes/formvars.php I'm ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Scanning DVWA with w3af - Unable to detect SQLi when security on low

I've been messing around with DVWA (Damn vulnerable web application) and w3af. I've been scanning DVWA with w3af, and have used the spiderMan proxy and http config to setup auth credentials to get ...
0
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3answers
3k views

How to exploit this SQL inection vulnerability?

I am learning SQL injection on a vulnerable Web App. I scanned it with w3af. It showed many vulnerabilities. One of them is : SQL injection in a Microsoft SQL database was found at: ...
13
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2answers
640 views

How can I test my web application for timing attacks?

race conditions, etc. Are there automatic tools for this? What manual techniques should I use? From the Area51 proposal