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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Classification of malware
Eniko Toth

Classification of malware

The current world war isn’t happening in the physical world. However, cyber attacks have stepped into the foreground, and blackhat hackers can gain millions with their targeted attacks. Their main weapon in this war: malware. In this article, we’ll diversify the different types of malware so that you can better understand their behaviour. There are many ways in which malware can be categorized, but now we’d like to introduce Christopher C. Elisan's classifications from his book, Malware, Rootkits & Botnets. 1.Infectors Infectors have a very important limitation: they can only sprea...
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IT security misbeliefs – third IT security meetup by BitNinja
Eniko Toth

IT security misbeliefs – third IT security meetup by BitNinja

We like attending meetups because we believe that great ideas are created when we share our experience and knowledge. That’s why we decided to organize regularly an IT security meetup in our town, Debrecen. On 24th August, we held our third meetup and we are so happy that the number of the attendees is increasing. Not only did the cold beer and the delicious pizza attract participants, but so did the interesting topics we were discussing. The most recent topic was: IT security misbeliefs. 1.“If I’m using a strong password, everything is OK.” Most people believe that if they have a...
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The Most Famous Vulnerabilities: SQL injection
Jozsef Konnyu

The Most Famous Vulnerabilities: SQL injection

As a member of the BitNinja Development Team, one of our most important tasks is to develop the protection of BitNinja. When we deal with such a process we can see how an attack works or how a botnet can exploit a vulnerability. It's almost like watching these events behind the scenes. That's why this blog series started—because there are some vulnerabilities we need to talk about. The first patient is SQL injection. My previous blog article which was about the Hackerone also encouraged me to make this blog series. On this platform, there is a lot of public report for SQL injection...
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Road to success with Sweden's fastest growing Hosting Company
Eniko Toth

Road to success with Sweden's fastest growing Hosting Company

Are you curious how can a web hosting company speed up their business’ growth? The answer is really simple: they have time to work on different projects and develop new features. Besides that, they can guarantee a reliable service to their customers. But where is BitNinja in this story? We tell you! Miss Group is Sweden's fastest growing hosting company and they had the same problems as many other companies. After the many cyber attacks, the WordPress sites became compromised, customers began to complain, the load of the support team has increased, and the technical team spent lots of ti...
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