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Local Administrator Accounts

Local administrator accounts are commonly used in Active Directory/internal networks to manage individual computers. These accounts have full control over the local computer, which can be a security risk if used carelessly. The use of local administrator accounts should be minimized to reduce the potential security vulnerabilities they pose to the network. One of the

Phishing – The Most Important Thing?

It seems like every day we see in the news that another organization was compromised. If we dig deep into the root cause of these breaches we find a very common theme – phishing. Phishing is the act of sending fraudulent emails or messages with the intention of tricking the recipient into revealing sensitive information

WordPress Security

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. However, with great popularity comes a great responsibility to keep the WordPress installation secure. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best practices that users should follow to ensure the

What are Weak Hashing Algorithms

“SSL Certificate signed using weak hashing algorithm” refers to a security vulnerability in the SSL/TLS certificate used by a website. A hashing algorithm is used to create a unique digital signature for the certificate, which is then used to encrypt communications between the website and its visitors. If a weak hashing algorithm is used, the

Attack Surface Management

Introduction  External attack surface management (ASM) refers to the process of identifying, analyzing, and mitigating security risks and vulnerabilities that originate from outside an organization’s network. The focus of external ASM is to protect against threats such as hackers, cybercriminals, and malicious software that can target public-facing systems and applications. These threats can pose a

Taking Over Organizr Accounts

Today we have another rate-limiting issue. While this one is not as impactful as the previous one – it’s still fun. Organizr is a self-hosted application written in PHP that basically helps you self-host other services at your home. It’s nifty application with a surprisingly large amount of functionality. We were recently poking at it

Chamberlain myQ Account Takeover

Introduction A Brackish Security researcher recently uncovered a vulnerability affecting the myQ iOS application that allows an attacker to take over arbitrary user accounts. This issue was discovered in iOS application version No other versions were tested, but it is possible that multiple versions and platforms use the same APIs with vulnerable functionality. This

TutorTrac Multiple Stored XSS

TutorTrac Multiple Stored XSS Brackish researchers found authenticated stored cross-site-scripting (XSS) in TutorTrac version <= 4.2.170210. An authenticated attacker could utilize crafted input in several locations throughout the application to perform XSS attacks. This is a standard stored XSS attack that can be used to steal user’s sessions cookies, amongst other things.   Injection is a