Website Security Testing: the POODLE attack, featuring TLS Downgrade

The KBID XXX – TLS Downgrade I almost every course I teach I discuss the perils of “TLS fallback,” a fatal misconfiguration that negotiates a web server back to an old, insecure SSL/TLS version. From there it’s simple to use known exploits against the web server and boom, now it’s a Russian crimeware server! This …

XSS Game :: Learn Cross-Site Scripting, Bug-Test Google Apps, Step 3: Profit

Here’s another Google Appspot pen-testing practice site, this one focused on XSS (Cross-Site Scripting). Oh, it’s so fun to have sites where you can rampage like Hannibal’s elephants without getting condemned to death by gladiator! “In this training program, you will learn to find and exploit XSS bugs. You’ll use this knowledge to confuse and …

Gruyere :: A Cheesy Web App For Your Hacking Delectation

I’ll let them say it: “This codelab is built around Gruyere /ɡruːˈjɛər/ – a small, cheesy web application that allows its users to publish snippets of text and store assorted files. ‘Unfortunately,’ Gruyere has multiple security bugs ranging from cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery, to information disclosure, denial of service, and remote code execution. …