Top Cyber Threats E Commerce Sites Facing This Holiday Season
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Top Cyber Threats E Commerce Sites Facing This Holiday Season

Any e-commerce company must provide a good consumer experience. This holiday season, a lot is on the line for those businesses. Digital Commerce 360 predicts that during the 2022 holiday shopping season, roughly $1 of every $4 will be spent online, generating $224 billion in e-commerce sales. It's crucial to make sure your e-commerce site is secure in order to make sure it is prepared for the Christmas rush. While security and safety are key issues for companies of all sizes, they are particularly crucial for those who work in the e-commerce industry. Many websites integrate third-party technologies at every stage of the customer journey in order to provide the experience that customers need. In fact, several e-commerce companies rely on their collection of third-party plugins to estab...
<strong>Google to Roll Out Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 by Early 2023</strong>
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Google to Roll Out Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android 13 by Early 2023

Google will start rolling out Privacy Sandbox to Android 13 mobile devices beginning in early 2023, the company announced on November 15 . The technology will initially be tested on a small number of devices, then gradually expanded until broad acceptance. Read complete article to know about Google to Roll Out Privacy Sandbox Beta on Android. According to Google's announcement, "We expect to rollout the inaugural Privacy Sandbox Beta to Android 13 mobile devices starting early next year, so that developers may take the next steps in testing these innovative solutions." Please take note that we will continue to produce Developer Previews, where we will initially give the newest features for early feedback before releasing them on production devices. The business invites app develo...
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Whois – Server Reconnaissance

Overview WHOIS (RFC 3912) protocol is a query and response protocol. The Whois tool is used to establish this protocol and intelligently choose the appropriate whois server and query its database. The information gathered from this database is information such as contact details for domains, IP Addresses and Admin assignments. How to use Whois The command format to use whois is whois <Domain/URL> This simple command gives a lot of information about the domain such as: Creation Date Updated Date Registry Registrant (details) Name Server DNSSEC Admin (details) etc These are useful information that can help you get a better picture of your target. We can also see that whois gathers this information instantly. Conclusion Whoi...
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Optimizing ZAP Scan

Overview Is your ZAP scan taking hours to complete? Maybe even a day to two? Not everyone has the luxury to wait for a 24hr ZAP scan to complete. This is the problem many people face and is what we will be tackling. In this article, we will discuss the variables that affect the duration of the scan and optimise zap scans. Optimise Zap Scans - What Affects a ZAP Scan? Server Hardware and network are one factor that affects the speed of a ZAP scan. So you could get better equipment, but the target equipment is also another factor that we can't control. Thus, let's focus on the configuration of the ZAP application itself. When running an automated scan, there are 2 things that occur, the spidering (which is also part of the passive scan) and the active scan. Each of these co...
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How to Automate OWASP ZAP – Automation Framework

In a penetration test, there are vulnerabilities, exploits and misconfiguration to find, which requires a lot of time to test for. But, we can solve this easily and efficiently with the help of automation. With the ZAP application, there are many ways to automate ZAP, such as using the command line, APIs or a docker package. In this article, we will be focusing on the Automation Framework provided by ZAP, as it is a feature that is already part of the ZAP application and is also the easiest way to automate ZAP. How to use the ZAP Automation Frameworks? ZAP Automation Framework from the GUI The Automation framework should already be part of the ZAP application. However, if this is not the case, you can install it from the ZAP Marketplace. To use the automation framew...
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ZAP Command Line

ZAP is mostly executed from the GUI, but ZAP can also be executed from the command line. This is great if you want to run a quick scan on your target or want to automate it. If you haven't read How to use OWASP ZAP - Open Source Vulnerability Scanner, I suggest you read it first to have a better understanding of ZAP before moving on to the command line. ZAP Command Line (CLI) Executing ZAP from the command line is limited as you will not be able to specify anything using the command line arguments alone. This means you may not be able to use other scanning features such as fuzzing, ajax spidering, brute force, etc. You can specify some variables by using the -autorun command with an automation file from the automation framework. You can read more about that in How to Autom...
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How to use OWASP ZAP – Open Source Vulnerability Scanner

Overview OWASP ZAP is an open-source web application vulnerability scanner that runs on Java11+. It has features such as spidering, passive scanning, active scanning, fuzzing, automation, API and more. ZAP is available on operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac and cross platforms. You can download ZAP from here. If you are using Kali Linux, it comes preinstalled. In this article, we will discuss how to use ZAP, its features and results to take note of. How to use ZAP ZAP can be executed through the Automated Scan or the Manual Explore option. Automated Scan This method is an automatic scan. It is the main feature of ZAP. First, enter the URL to attack, and select a spider to use (traditional or ajax). Next, click attack and let it run to comp...
Top Online Scams and How to Avoid Internet Scams
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Top Online Scams and How to Avoid Internet Scams

Although we genuinely hope that the Internet is a safe place where you can avoid becoming a victim of any form of online fraud, it's always a good idea to "reality check" before moving on. Unsavory characters aiming to steal our most valuable personal information may make us into simple targets. Nowadays, criminals have more access to our private lives, offices, and homes. We can't really change anything about it either. Attack strategies and tools range from conventional attack vectors, which rely on malicious software and flaws in almost all programmes and apps (even in the widely used Windows operating systems), to cunning phishing schemes launched from remote locations where the law cannot easily be enforced to apprehend the eventual offenders. As alarming as it may sound, millenni...
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Ffuf – URL Directory Finder/Fuzzer

Overview Ffuf (Fuzz Faster U Fool) is a URL Fuzzer (a.k.a. URL Directory Finder/Browser). This tool can discover hidden, sensitive or vulnerable files and routes in web applications and servers. Essentially, you give the tool a wordlist and it will brute force directories, showing if it is a valid directory or not. And conveniently, it comes preinstalled on Kali Linux installations. Some tools you may be similar to Ffuf are : Wfuzz (very similar to Ffuf) Dirb (single thread only) Dirbuster (has a GUI but often crashes) Gobuster Generally, they all do the same thing, with slight differences like: The reliability of the tool (the tool crashing) The efficiency of the tool (single thread vs multi-thread) The options provided (filtering capabilities) Th...