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Stealing Usernames, Passwords, and other (Personal) Data via Browsers and NPM Packages

👋 This post also got published on Medium. If you like it, please give it some love a clap over there. Late 2016, Stoyan Stefanov published “Oversharing with the browser’s autofill”. It’s an article on stealing personal data using the … Continue reading

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Login with root and no password on any mac running macOS High Sierra

This tweet is currently making rounds on Twitter: You can access it via System Preferences>Users & Groups>Click the lock to make changes. Then use "root" with no password. And try it for several times. Result is unbelievable! — Lemi Orhan … Continue reading

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TIP: Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA) with your NPM account

Since early October it’s possible to enable Two Factor Authentication with your NPM account. 2FA is another layer of defense for your account, preventing third parties from altering your code even if they steal or guess your credentials. This is … Continue reading

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Ticket Trick: Hacking companies through their helpdesk

Clever way, unearthed by Inti de Ceukelaire, to getting access to private communications channels (such as Slack) by leveraging the create-by-email feature of issue trackers/the helpdesk of a company. First target of Init was Gitlab’s Slack channel: Anyone with a … Continue reading

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DolphinAttack: Hacking Voice Assistants with Inaudible Voice Commands

About a year ago it came to my attention that voice assistants such as Siri can lead to easily exploitable security issues. As voice assistants are not aware who is talking to them, it doesn’t matter if it’s you or … Continue reading

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Keystroke Recognition Using WiFi Signals

We’re all doomed: In this paper, we propose a WiFi signal based keystroke recognition system called WiKey. WiKey consists of two Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) WiFi devices, a sender (such as a router) and a receiver (such as a laptop). The … Continue reading

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Google Chrome, Firefox Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerability

Turns out one single right-to-left character in a URL can make the omnibox (Address Bar) freak out, and render it wrongly: Placing neutral characters such as “/”, “ا” in filepath causes the URL to be flipped and displayed from Right … Continue reading

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UpGuard Web Scan

The UpGuard external cyber audit uses publicly available information to grade your cyber risk posture. External scans are convenient and non-invasive but require an internal scan to assess the majority of risk factors. Checks for thinks like SPF records and … Continue reading

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PHP HTTP Public-Key-Pinning Builder

HTTP Public-Key-Pinning Builder aims to make it easy to build HTTP Public-Key-Pinning headers in your PHP projects. As so: <?php use \ParagonIE\HPKPBuilder\HPKPBuilder; $hpkp = HPKPBuilder::fromFile('/path/to/source.json'); $hpkp->sendHPKPHeader(); { "hashes": [ { "algo": "sha256", "hash": "hwGEkxDWJ2oHtKv6lsvylKvhotXAAZQR1e0nq0eb2Vw=" }, { "algo": "sha256", "hash": "0jum0Eiu4Eg6vjn3zTmyd/RobfN6e4EagFQcz6E5ZKI=" … Continue reading

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