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While investigating the recent Magecart card skimming attacks, I came across a payload I was not familiar with. Further research into it lead me to discover that in December a researcher disclosed a remote command execution vulnerability in ThinkPHP, a web framework by TopThink.
After I disclosed the arbitrary file upload vulnerability in Blueimp's jQuery File Upload project in early October I decided to investigate similar projects. I found a list of the top 20 jQuery file upload projects that listed both free open source and commercial repositories. I started to examine the code that didn't require a purchase, and found the majority didn't provide a method to actually upload the file. They simply
In the days following the original post concerning my disclosure of the flaw in jQuery-File-Upload (CVE-2018-9206), many people reached to me with a number of questions on various related topics. I think a blog post is the best way to answer many of them, along with explaining ongoing efforts to identify and patch vulnerable jQuery instances in the wild.
I attended the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (m3aawg.org) meeting in Brooklyn, NY. I expected better weather to wander around the city while enjoying the conference and the neighborhood's wide selection of food. I had been so confident of clear skies that I did not bring a rain jacket. It rained most of the week. This left me somewhat stranded in my hotel room with free Wifi service
There have been plenty of articles describing the structure of phishing emails, and how to spot them. However, less explored, are phishing websites - what they are, how they are used, and how users can protect themselves. We'll take a deep dive into a particular phishing website and the methods used in the author's attempt to avoid detection. While reading through my Twitter feed, I noticed a tweet from @WifiRumHam
I recently attended Thotcon in Chicago, where I saw a presentation by Avishay Zawoznik called, "V!4GR4 BotNet: Cyber-Crime, Enlarged". It describes the processes, by a black hat, that used SQL injection to inject Viagra spam into vulnerable websites. The main takeaway was that the speaker talked about how compromised wordpress websites were used as webshells to operate the spam campaign from. I originally was under the assumption that websites were
One of my responsibilities as a member of the Akamai Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) is to research new web application vulnerabilities. For the last year, I have focused on Wordpress plugin vulnerabilities, and looking for any interesting code tidbits in my box of Wordpress toys. There are almost 50,000 wordpress plugins (at time of publication) and Wordpress is the Content Management System (CMS) of choice for over 30 million
I recently wrote an article for Information Security Magazine where I explained how internet security researchers could use their spam folders as a resource tool. It got me thinking about going into greater detail on what I've found in my inbox. Phishing Sites I noticed an increase in "free gift cards" and other e-commerce type offers in my spam email account around Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving, which