Tag Archives: Redirects

Web Crawler & User Agent Blocking Techniques

This is a simple script that allows hackers to block specific crawlers based upon website requests from specific user-agents. This is useful when you don’t want certain traffic from being able to load certain content – usually a phishing page or a malicious download. if(preg_match(‘/bot|crawler|spider|facebook|alexa|twitter|curl/i’, $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’])) { logger(“[BOT] {$_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]} – 500”); header(‘HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server More Info »

Vulnerabilities Digest: June 2020

Highlights for June 2020 Cross site scripting is still the most common vulnerability in WordPress Plugins. Bad actors are taking advantage of the lack of restrictions in critical functions and issues surrounding user input data sanitization. Massive local file inclusion (LFI) attempts have been discovered attempting to harvest WordPress and Magento credentials. Attackers continue to More Info »

Vulnerable Plugins: June 2020 Update

This is a mid-month update to our regular Monthly Vulnerability Digest, which reveals a number of new patches for disclosed vulnerabilities. Plugin Vulnerability Patched Version Installs Elementor Page Builder Authenticated Stored XSS 2.9.10 5000000 AdRotate Authenticated SQL Injection 5.8.4 40000 Brizy – Page Builder Improper Access Controls 1.0.126 60000 Careerfy Unauthenticated XSS 3.9.0 5000 SportsPress More Info »

Understanding & Stopping Malicious Redirects

Many website owners don’t know they’re infected with malicious redirects until they start getting calls from wary customers. Instead of the site they were expecting, it loaded some pretty shady content from the nether reaches of the internet. Malicious redirects are caused by hackers injecting scripts into infected sites that send visitors to destinations where More Info »

YouTube Account Recovery Phishing

Phishing attacks against targeted channels have been successful in the past, as explained last year on ZDNet. Recently, our Remediation team found an interesting phishing page following a similar pattern that was targeting YouTube creators. Phishing Behavior The phishing campaign, which was initially discovered on a compromised WordPress website, is made up of two pages More Info »

Multi-Step Phishing Kit Targeting Credit Union

Phishing attacks can come in all shapes and sizes. Posing a serious threat to industries large and small, phishing campaigns are the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive personal information or login details to gain unauthorized access to accounts to make fraudulent purchases. These malicious attempts to lure victims are often done by masquerading as a More Info »