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A Pentester’s Guide to Dependency Confusion Attacks

This blog post discusses the concept of "Dependency Confusion" in software development, where malicious code is injected into third-party dependencies, such as libraries or frameworks, that applications use.
Apr 17, 2023
Est Read Time: 7 min

Pentester of the Quarter: Shubham Chaskar

Cobalt is excited to announce that Shubham Chaskar is the Q2 Pentester of the Quarter!
Apr 10, 2023
Est Read Time: 1 min

CSRF & Bypasses

This article discusses Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks, a web security vulnerability where an attacker tricks an authenticated website user into performing an unwanted action, such as transferring funds or changing their email address, by exploiting the user's browser cookies. The article explains how CSRF attacks work and how attackers can bypass CSRF token validation to exploit vulnerabilities in web applications. It also discusses several techniques that can be used to bypass CSRF defense, including removing the referer header, bypassing the regex, and using different Content-Type values.
Apr 10, 2023
Est Read Time: 7 min

Dynamic Duo: Dhiraj Mishra & Zubin Devnani

Dhiraj Mishra and Zubin Devnani, two Core Pentesters, have led ten successful fuzzing workshops together and have plans to continue. Read about how they got started in our blog about the Dynamic Duo in the Core.
Apr 5, 2023
Est Read Time: 2 min

Overflow Vulnerabilities

Overflow vulnerabilities occur when a program or system accepts more data than it can handle, leading to memory corruption and potentially allowing attackers to execute malicious code. Core Pentester Ninad Mathpati writes about these types of vulnerabilities and how to prevent them.
Apr 3, 2023
Est Read Time: 13 min

10 Steps to Secure Your Azure Cloud Environment

The blog discusses ten essential steps to secure your Azure cloud environment, ranging from access management to network security. It emphasizes the use of Azure CLI to implement these best practices and safeguard against potential security threats. The steps include multifactor authentication, compliance standards, encryption, backups, and disaster recovery plans, among others.
Mar 29, 2023
Est Read Time: 11 min

Pentester Spotlight: Herane Malhotra

This month's Pentester Spotlight features Herane Malhotra, a Core Pentester since 2021 and Lead.
Mar 26, 2023
Est Read Time: 2 min

OAuth Vulnerabilites Pt. 2

OAuth is a widely-used protocol that enables users to authorize third-party applications to access their data from other services, such as social media or cloud storage. However, like any technology, OAuth is not immune to vulnerabilities. This is Pt. 2 of a two-part series by Core Pentester Shubham Chaskar.
Mar 20, 2023
Est Read Time: 10 min

Active Directory Series: Active Directory Fundamentals

Active Directory is a Microsoft service that provides centralized management of user accounts, devices, and access to resources in a networked environment. It allows IT professionals to create and manage users, groups, computers, and other resources on a network, and control access to those resources based on policies and permissions.
Mar 13, 2023
Est Read Time: 12 min
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