What are state-sponsored attacks?

If you are wondering why I am re-writing this blog post, it is because the old version was terrible and didn't explain it very good. State-sponsored attacks / incidents are where government organizations target and attack certain companies such as Google or Facebook and try to steal personal information. This information often contains things which … Continue reading What are state-sponsored attacks?

[Old] What are state-sponsored attacks?

State-sponsored attacks are hacking incidents that are backed up or supported by government organisations/agencies. Often they support these attacks to gather information on the general public. These state-sponsored actors may target activists, anonymous members of the public and random members of the public. The actual information these state-sponspored actors will try to obtain are names, email … Continue reading [Old] What are state-sponsored attacks?

The link that could crash Google Chrome!

A few weeks ago there was a link released to the public that could crash Google Chrome. It looks like this: http://a/%%30%30 Note that this URL does not crash other browsers like IE, Edge or Firefox due to the way those browsers handle the URL. The Basics You cannot type certain characters into a URL, because … Continue reading The link that could crash Google Chrome!

XSS and Twitter: The Self Retweeting Tweet

On the 11th of June 2014, this was released onto TweetDeck: https://twitter.com/derGeruhn/status/476764918763749376 It is a script tag containing JQuery, which when executed in the browser, would automatically retweet itself without the users knowledge. Usually, Tweetdeck would have a filter on for this to convert every < and > into &lt; and &gt; However, on the … Continue reading XSS and Twitter: The Self Retweeting Tweet