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Applications or informational pages, distributed via HTTP or HTTPS, using a web server. Pages are typically interconnected by hyperlinks and may contain forms or even entire applications.

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I have access to companies internal files through SSRF and Path traversal both but want to leverage it further to website takeover

I have access to companies internal files through SSRF and Path traversal both but want to leverage it further to website takeover. Thus I can increase the impact and get more bounty then what they ...
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Why would website block password manager auto-fill?

I use a password manager and have a browser plugin installed for it to simplify entering passwords into websites. I recently encountered a website (enterprise SaaS solution I use at work), which ...
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Bypass Options -Indexes in htaccess to view content

My professor gave me this task and said "Easy" about it! I don't know how serious is he! The task : I have a directory for example www.example.com/items The "items" directory ...
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Newsletter Spam Attack - Somehow by not directly attacking?

Our website(shopify website) has been getting a bot attack on our newsletter subscription form. Not sure if emails are real or not but there is some from gmail and hotmail etc or some from weird ...
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Suspicious indexing of non-existent pages

Just recently, the Google search engine started indexing my site with a crazy number of requests. When I logged into the console, 600,000 pages were indexed, and 919,000 more were not indexed. For ...
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How to reproduce this CVE-2020-7774 parameter pollution vulnerability

While pentesting a website I came across yarn.lock file that contains an application dependency and I found this vulnerable library y18n v4.0.0 to CVE-2020-7774. How can I reproduce the vulnerability ...
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How to know whether a VPN is blocking a website or a website is blocking a VPN

So I've got two VPN subscriptions, let's call them VPN A and VPN B. And I like going to a somewhat popular website, which I'll call Site C. I'm a new customer to VPN B, and I've noticed that I can't ...
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efficient subdomain extraction [duplicate]

I am wondering how we can effectively extract all subdomains of given website? For example, the free hosting websites, I would like to extract all subdomains and see if I can find some subdomains ...
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Server-side solution to protect from bots? [duplicate]

I have a website where a user needs to register with his mobile phone number. It is verified by sending a verification code by SMS, each SMS costs me €0,10. I have already implemented a check that if ...
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How do websites check that password hashes saved in the database are the same as passwords hashed client-side?

How do websites check that password hashes saved in the database are the same as passwords hashed and sent by a client? I know that client-side hashing is not secure.
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HTTPS/TLS security with an invalid certificate

I'm trying to use a site that's https but has it's own certificate, and when I add an exception it still shows it as unsecure, with an exclamation on the padlock and when I click the padlock it says &...
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How do I best share a shared account's private key?

I made a website which among other things allows users to sign up to events. The HTML form is filled out and submitted, which automatically updates a google spreadsheet with all applications. This of ...
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How does a website know if i've visited it before? (and how to bypass that) [closed]

For example: https://pdfcandy.com/pdf-ocr.html has a limit on how many times I can use a feature per hour, but if I use an incognito tab I can easily bypass that. But with https://ichigoreader.com/...
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What is the purpose of hiding spam links in some obscure forum posts?

I'm moderating one small Discourse forum and we, like everyone else, get spammers from time to time. Our forum is small, like 40-60 weekly unique visitors. Our forum requires that each new user's ...
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"Pass-through" website interception detection and prevention

I face some sort of "MitM" attack type that I don't really know how to search, because I don't really know what it is called, so I am in the dark here, and need some help and advice. Let's ...
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Is it OK to expose admin API endpoints on frontend, as long as they're secure?

I'm wondering if it's OK for sharing the same frontend panel with admins and normal users. Although, it would expose some admin-accessible-only API endpoints. A malicious attacker would be able to ...
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Can someone find out my other websites based on the IP address of one of my websites? [duplicate]

As far as I know, the IP address of any website is detectable by a simple ping test. Say I host several websites on a given webhost with a single IP. If someone finds out the IP of one of my websites, ...
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How to make the website owner anonymous? [duplicate]

Buying an international web domain (so there is no national law to expose its details beyond the domain registrar) Not putting any personal and family name in the website What else?
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What was the purpose of this example of a website hijacking?

Recently helped a friend after their website was hijacked via a compromised (and very simple) hosting and cPanel password. The site was just static html and css, showing business hours etc and contact ...
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How easy is it really for malicious websites to steal session cookies or other data?

I would like to know how feasible an attack on a web browser is. Is that something that occurs frequently or is it difficult to manage for a malicious website to steal sensitive data using remote code ...
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Offline downloading: Can the website owner know that I’ve saved the page as webarchive while I’m not connected to the internet?

I noticed I can save a webpage as .webarchive file from my iPhone Safari while I’m offline. Basically what I did was to open the website, log in, go to the specific page, then when it’s finished ...
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Can I visit a malicious website by using Tor with settings set to safest or by using NoScript on an ordinary browser with settings set to untrusted?

Can I visit a malicious website by using Tor with settings set to safest or by using NoScript on an ordinary browser with settings set to untrusted? If not then is there any way to visit a malicious ...
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HTML Injection into custom sanitiser

I found a curious website that shows listings. It allows you to type a description, and also allows for you to use tags like <b> and <u> for formatting. But it doesn't let you do more ...
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What kind of loophole are spam messages, containing just a few words and no links, trying to exploit?

I recently built a website using Django. It has a contact form and some minimal pages about me and my work portfolio. I have been getting a few spam messages a day and their content intrigues me (...
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Can using 2FA compromise me in any way if the website owner goes rogue?

Context This question concerns a website that has no commercial or business background, it is a purely personal project. This website is ran by 2 strangers from the internet, who lend access to ...
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What is this attacker trying to do by making edits to Stack Exchange posts?

While reviewing the suggested edits for the Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange site, I came across some strange proposed edits: Example 1: Example 2: This looks like some kind of attempt at ...
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Session ID not changed after logging in/ logging out

I am testing website security when I came across this: When I enter the site URL, the user is given a session ID without any user input like: 7F746326038B30F51609423B2086BEBB Scenario 1: Once I ...
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Is it safe for website to generate fake profile pages?

Today I found a website which generates a fake profile when asked if said profile exists. Example: www.site.com/user/mycoolname doesn't exist yet. But if I put it in the browser for the site I get a ...
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How can 2FA help prevent formjacking?

This article by Avira (part of NortonLifeLock) claims that 2FA (2-Factor Authentication) may be sufficient to protect against formjacking: Enable 2-Factor Authentication: Create strong and complex ...
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Realistically, how likely it is to have a computer compromised from browsing random websites?

Another question inspired by a recent discussion in the 'The DMZ' chatroom. Long story short: IT guys are worried that accountants' workstations may become compromised because accountants watch cat ...
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Looking for origin/ verification of malicious domain names [closed]

My network sniffer for websites has discovered a number of hosting domains in the report which I can not correctly assign to categories. I don't know if there are providers behind these domains that ...
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Is the "same-origin" implied when using "frame-ancestor" in the CSP header?

If my Content-Security-Policy is set to the following: Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'self' Does it also imply: Content-Security-Policy: default-src 'self' Or is it a lot safer to put ...
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How to assess a website's trustworthiness?

How do you assess the trustworthiness of a new website? Especially to download and then install software from. Edit: My underlying concern is to: Trust the website. Trust the website to not inject ...
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What constitutes "military grade encryption" in 2021?

I often see it claimed on a website that they use banking or military grade encryption. As of 2021, what kind of encryption do the majority of (Western) banks and militaries currently use? Or in other ...
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Any way to open a maybe malicious website without having to use a VM?

Sometimes there are websites I'd like to checkout but I have the feeling that the site may have something malicious in it, the easiest way would be to just load my VM and opening the site there, but ...
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Infection from website [duplicate]

I wanted to learn more about keyloggers and how to protect myself from them. I clicked on a result from google, but the site seems to be infected. Link to Sucuri results Do I need to reinstall my ...
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Can a website track keystrokes like OS or browser related keybind pressing?

There are several ways to track how a user interacts with a website, including mouse position and clicks. Does the same apply to taking screenshots though? Can a website track browser or system ...
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Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website? [closed]

I know this is a duplicate question, but there aren't any recent updates on the answers given to this question(here and here) and after a few years, I'm sure browser security has improved drastically. ...
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Preserving crime evidence from a website I do not own

Is there a standard procedure when it comes to preserving evidence of a crime committed on a website of a third party? Let's assume that a crime was committed on a website I visit, like defamation. ...
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responding to comment spam

My website has several forms which are periodically spammed. When a submission gets flagged as spam, and is internally rerouted to where spam should go, what is the appropriate response: show an ...
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Does escaping quotes in a HTML attribute context prevent XSS?

I'm learning about XSS and I found I can inject code in this tag a few days ago. Tag: <div id="pagenotfound" title='Cannot find /it/search/testtesttesttetst\'onload=alert(1)'> My ...
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What is a secure way to send credentials to the server?

I am currently making a file server (Based on HTTP) for my service. I want an upload key, so a key that is needed for uploading. To get this key, the client has to provide his login data. Let's say my ...
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Can I buy a standard SSL certificate to protect a website i.e. certificates.xxxxxx.com? [closed]

I don't have much experience in buying and installing ssl certificates. I have one website like certificates.xxxxx.com. So, my question is that can I buy a standard ssl certificate from GoDaddy to ...
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How do I serve a webpage on a local PC without revealing my IP-address to end users? [closed]

Are there any ways to serve a webpage locally without revealing IP to end users?
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Which firewalls filters should I consider applying to my company's website?

Context The company I work in is starting to have a more dynamic website, which can process sensitive user information. With so, we want to improve our security. We are a healthcare company from ...
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How to prevent someone from proxying your Websites

So i think someone is mirroring my site with a proxy and hides behind cloudflare (cloudflare already notified and google also) so i cant find out the real ip of the server to block it. Is there anyway ...
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Is it safe to visit any website in TOR when the Security Bar is set at Maximum? (Safest)

Someone has sent me a link on Tor which when visited instantly read that the website itself was not available and that apparently the link is broken somehow. When using Tor i use the option "...
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My school said they can track what websites we visit and games we play via online learning. is this true or just a way to scare us? [duplicate]

So my teacher caught someone playing a game in my online class and warned us that they have installed a new program so they can track "everything we do using our ip address" now im quite ...
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Do websites ever delete data about me and my activities? [closed]

I wanted to know for how long Porn websites retain data about visitors' IP addresses and the specific pages they visit. I wanted to check it for Pornhub, xnxx, and xvideos. However, my country ...
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What's the latest thinking on website session expiry time? [closed]

Websites that persist any user-specific state (either a login capability or, say, a basket & checkout purchasing system) tend to have a deliberately expiring session that lasts a few minutes or ...
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