WordPress User Enumeration Attack in Focus
Valentin Balint

WordPress User Enumeration Attack in Focus

If you’re a WordPress user, then this following article is a must for you. However, if you are interested in website vulnerabilities and how they can be attacked, and you wish to upgrade your knowledge about them, you’ve also come to the perfect place as well. In this article, we’ll be talking about the user enumeration attack method, and how you can protect against it if you’re a WordPress user. Attack type A hacker can use user enumeration to get access to a specific application or website by getting the credentials—in the first instance, the usernames—through an attack. If the attacke...
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Bitninja for Plesk - New extension for Plesk users
Boglarka Angalet

Bitninja for Plesk - New extension for Plesk users

We are happy to announce the release of our brand-new BitNinja Plesk extension. From now on, Plesk customers can get all the advantages and secure their Linux servers much easier from their Plesk panel. The BitNinja Plesk Extension gives you real-time protection against a wide range of threats without the need of any configuration and long hours of work. Scheduled reports, automatic false positive handling and threat analysis for more in-depth review are the cherry on top for analytical minds. Within the BitNinja Extension, it's getting more comfortable for Plesk users to in...
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Became More Secure Than Other Hosting Companies: Case Study with FastComet
Eniko Toth

Became More Secure Than Other Hosting Companies: Case Study with FastComet

FastComet is one the trendiest web hosting companies these days. They have more than 45,000 customers from 83 countries, over nine years of experience in system administration, and they’ve been providing public cloud hosting services since 2013. FastComet has a very high rating on HostAdvice, thanks to their high reliability, excellent 24/7 support, affordable pricing, easy usability, and fantastic features. FastComet joined our Ninja Community in 2017 and we are delighted that since then they’ve become one of our biggest partners. Now, it’s time to share the story about how BitNinja brough...
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New BitNinja WAF Rules to Protect Against RCE Attacks
Eniko Toth

New BitNinja WAF Rules to Protect Against RCE Attacks

Your server’s safety is the number one priority for us, that’s why we have created two new BitNinja WAF rules which are already part of the safe minimum ruleset. They grant protection against the following vulnerabilities: Magento Remote Execution Protection Those who are using Magento and didn't apply the patch are vulnerable to RCE (remote code execution) attacks. By targeting the “Cms_Wysiwyg” controller, the attacker can take over the site and gain information such as customers’ credit card details. BitNinja will block requests sent to this controller which contain exact para...
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The Most Famous Vulnerabilities – Remote Code Execution (RCE)
Jozsef Konnyu

The Most Famous Vulnerabilities – Remote Code Execution (RCE)

If someone wants to use a server resource or take control of the server in some way or wants to steal data, then he does it via remote code execution vulnerability. What is Remote Code Execution? This vulnerability triggers in so many ways, but in most cases, it is possible via the following methods. •Untreated inputs •Untreated file uploads We talk about an untreated input when there is little validation on the server side or none at all. For example, we have a server control panel, and we have an input on it, where we can add commands which will run directly on the server. In...
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Using server security scanners besides BitNinja: consequences, solutions
József Pálfi

Using server security scanners besides BitNinja: consequences, solutions

There are tons of paid/free cloud-based solutions or standalone applications available over the internet that allow the user to check a system’s security level. Depending on the need, people can choose from simple nmap through “blackbox” security assessment tools to a wide range of heavy-weight penetration testing tools. Our approach Here at BitNinja we think that security testing is the given organization’s responsibility. They should create a security-testing strategy and keep it up to date (often with help of an external partner, but it is very important that this is with the responsi...
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How to protect your web hosting business during the holiday season attack wave
Boglarka Angalet

How to protect your web hosting business during the holiday season attack wave

For devops in the web hosting business, holiday season is not exactly the most wonderful time of the year. If you’ve ever sneaked out from Christmas dinner to check on your servers’ status, or been woken up by attack alerts when only Santa Claus is supposed to be awake, you know what I mean. The Rise of Holiday Hacking Holiday season is peak period for cyber attacks, and we’ve written about it several times. But we’re not the only ones analyzing historical data and finding any indication of what’s to come. Just taking a look at last year, The SSL Store predicted over 50 millio...
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The Most Famous Vulnerabilities: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
Jozsef Konnyu

The Most Famous Vulnerabilities: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

Before I begin to explain CSRFs we need to understand some facts. First of all, we have to see how websites usually work when they have a login. Most pages use username/email and password for authentication. In today's world, it's not uncommon for newer sites to support two-step authentication. Normally we use a login once on a website because it generates on the server side a session which reminds our browser that we are already logged in. Generally, the session has an expiration time and when it expires we have to login again. After we login, the browser receives some cookies which...
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The Most Famous Vulnerabilities - HTTP Parameter Pollution
Jozsef Konnyu

The Most Famous Vulnerabilities - HTTP Parameter Pollution

In the previous blog article, we learned about SQL injection and how it works. If you read it then you will know that it belongs to the family of the most serious vulnerabilities. The next vulnerability is not going to be so serious, but it's worth taking care of. What is HTTP Parameter Pollution? The easiest way to introduce this vulnerability is to show the method that you have seen many times on websites or any other application that can be linked to the Internet at some level: redirection. A lot of websites use this technique to redirect from one website to another, or even within...
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New SenseLog rules against WordPress and Joomla vulnerabilities
Eniko Toth

New SenseLog rules against WordPress and Joomla vulnerabilities

A few days ago, we released a new agent version (1.23.3), which contains very important developments: We added two new SenseLog rules. The first one detects arbitrary file uploader bots, and the second one is for Joomla Spam regers. SenseLog is prepared for future remote config update. Instant blacklist action added to WAF Manager. It can be enabled for rules in the config.ini. Virtual WAF honeypotify command added to CLI. It could be useful for blocking web shell access. We'd like to talk a bit more about the first point; the new SenseLog rules. SenseLog rule agai...
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