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WPScan Install on Ubuntu

WPScan can test a WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities. The tool is a black box scanner, it allows remote testing of a WordPress installation. Find vulnerable plugins and themes, security configuration issues and attack users by brute forcing passwords. Installation on Ubuntu Linux is pretty straight forward and you will be up and running in […]
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Defending WordPress with OSSEC

In a previous post, I covered the ways a WordPress site can be attacked. Using the open source OSSEC the majority of those attacks can be detected and even blocked at the system level. OSSEC is a host based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). It can also be installed as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) as […]
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Attacking & Securing WordPress

Learn the tips and techniques used to attack and break into WordPress based websites. With knowledge of these hacker techniques, you will be better prepared to keep your sites secure. Penetration testers or red teams wishing to exploit WordPress targets will also find helpful pointers in this guide. Enumeration (Recon) 1. WordPress Core Version Enumeration […]
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Online Firewall Test for Work or Home

Firewall Testing is the only way to accurately confirm whether the firewall is working as expected. Complicated firewall rules, poor management interfaces, and other factors often make it difficult to determine the status of a firewall. By using an external port scanner it is possible to accurately determine the firewall status. This type of firewall […]
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There are no WordPress Timthumb Hackers in Mongolia

What is Timthumb? Back in August 2011, a serious vulnerability was discovered in many popular WordPress themes and Plugins. The code enabled automatic thumbnail creation when publishing with the WordPress content management system. While not a part of the WordPress core, the code had been reused by many developers, including both commercial and free theme […]
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Update GeoIP data for Splunk App

If you are using the GeoIP app for Splunk you will find that it has not been updated recently. The last update was June 2011. Following my recent post regarding the installation of Splunk on an Ubuntu based system I started to dig into this app and found that it is a simple matter to […]
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Install Splunk on Ubuntu in 5 mins

Splunk is a powerful log database that can be used for the analysis of any sort of log data through its easy to use search engine. Security logs, Syslog, Web server logs, and Windows logs are just the beginning. One of the great features of Splunk is that you can feed pretty much any log […]
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