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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: 7 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As the devices providing Internet access increase daily, the traditional Monolith architecture has been replaced by the Microservice architecture due to the advantages such as scalability, faster deployment, ease of management, and many more.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: 4 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

Hacking Web Cache - Deep Dive in Web Cache Poisoning Attacks

Web cache poisoning is an attack where an attacker takes advantage of flaws in the caching mechanism. They attempt to store an altered and malicious response in the cache entry, forcing the website to serve malicious information to its users.  Core Pentester Harsh Bothra deep dives into these attacks and remediations.
Jan 31, 2023
Est Read Time: 11 min

OAuth Vulnerabilites Pt. 1

Welcome to part one of OAuth Vulnerabilities. Core Pentester Shubham Chaskar overviews Oauth, commonly used grant types, entities, misconfiguration, and more.
Jan 23, 2023
Est Read Time: 10 min

Then & Now: Harsh Bothra

Core Pentester Harsh Bothra joined Cobalt a little over two years ago. Since then, he has become a Pentest Lead and worked on endless engagements. He takes this time to reflect on how things have changed since his first test.
Jan 19, 2023
Est Read Time: 3 min

A Dive into Client-Side Desync Attacks

A client-side desync, a.k.a CSD, is an attack in which the victim's web browser is tricked into desynchronizing its connection to the vulnerable website. Core Pentester Harsh Bothra takes a look at how attackers can find these vulnerabilities in the wild.
Jan 16, 2023
Est Read Time: 7 min

Deep Dive into GraphQL Pt. 2

Welcome to part two of GraphQL! Core Pentester Michael Adcock tackles our newest deep dive into the open-source data query.
Jan 9, 2023
Est Read Time: 6 min
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