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Compromise Assessment: A Comprehensive Guide

The blog explains the importance of compromise assessments as a crucial step in detecting and responding to security threats in an organization. It highlights the key objectives of conducting a compromise assessment and provides a step-by-step guide from data collection to analysis and reporting. The blog emphasizes the need for ongoing assessments to stay ahead of potential attacks and maintain the security of the organization's assets.
Mar 6, 2023
Est Read Time: 13 min

Pentester’s Guide to XPATH Injection

XPath is a powerful language used to query and manipulate XML documents. It allows you to extract data, transform XML documents, query large datasets, and modify the structure and content of XML documents. XPath injection attacks occur when an attacker manipulates XPath statements to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data.
Feb 27, 2023
Est Read Time: 6 min

Pentester Spotlight: Goonjeta Malhotra

“Pentesting allowed me to challenge my skills and knowledge, to think of creative ways to exploit and identify vulnerabilities, and always to find ways to improve security posture." That's what Core Pentester Goonjeta Malhotra said about her journey into pentesting. Learn more about Goonjeta in here Pentester Spotlight.
Feb 23, 2023
Est Read Time: 2 min

Introduction to Chrome Browser Extension Security Testing

Browser extensions are software components that enhance the functionality of existing programs, specifically web browsers by modifying the user interface and interaction with websites, allowing users to customize their browsing experience. However, they also pose a security risk as they interact directly with untrusted web content and have vulnerabilities that malicious website operators and network attackers can exploit. This blog highlights the importance of Chrome browser extension security, permissions, testing for vulnerabilities, real-time attack scenarios, and mitigation methods.
Feb 20, 2023
Est Read Time: 12 min

Getting Started in Pentesting

Interested in pentesting but don't know where to start? Our Core Pentesters have you covered. Read to hear their tips and advice on how to get started.
Feb 16, 2023
Est Read Time: 4 min

Introduction to LDAP Injection Attack

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is a protocol for accessing and managing directory services over a network. LDAP injection is a type of attack that targets vulnerabilities in implementations of the LDAP. Core Pentester Harsh Bothra shows us how an attacker does this injection and how to protect against it.
Feb 13, 2023
Est Read Time: 6 min

Risks of Open-Source Software

This article provides an overview of what open-source software is and its history. Core Pentester Ninad Mathpati explains that open-source software is any program whose source code is made available for use or modification and is developed as a public, open collaboration.
Feb 8, 2023
Est Read Time: 8 min

API Security Best Practices

As the devices providing Internet access increase daily, the traditional Monolith architecture has been replaced by the Microservice architecture due to the advantages such as scalability, faster deployment, ease of management, and many more. Core Pentester Orhan Yildirim shares his best practices for API Security.
Feb 3, 2023
Est Read Time: 3 min

Cybersecurity Certifications, how much do they really matter?

Cybersecurity certifications can benefit individuals with 1-4 years of experience when looking for new job opportunities. Certifications alone don't necessarily make someone a good pentester and should be considered in conjunction with professional experience.
Feb 1, 2023
Est Read Time: 5 min
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