Why Is Directory Listing Dangerous?

Directory listing is a web server function that displays the directory contents when there is no index file in a specific website directory. It is dangerous to leave this function turned on for the web server because it leads to information disclosure. For example, when…

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What Is the BEAST Attack

BEAST stands for Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS. It is an attack against network vulnerabilities in TLS 1.0 and older SSL protocols. The attack was first performed in 2011 by security researchers Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo but the theoretical vulnerability was discovered in 2002 by…

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What Are Google Hacks?

The terms Google hacking, Google hacks, or Google dorking refer to attacks that use Google or another search engine to find vulnerable web servers and websites. Google hacking is based on inventing specific search queries, often using wildcards and advanced search operators (such as intitle,…

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