Tuesday 30 August 2011

XSS Vulnerability in Ladypopular.com

The popular girl's online game play site ladypopular.com suffers from a cross site scripting vulnerability. The GET parameter "error_message" is not properly sanitized and allows the injection of HTML and javascript code.

Check the vulnerable URL.

I've notified the ladypopular team about the vulnerability.


Monday 29 August 2011

More Multi-Tabbed Putty Tools

In the previous post, MTPuTTY(which was written in native win32 code) was introduced as the solution for multiple tabs in Putty. But there are few other solutions already for multiple tabs in PuTTY which I am introducing in this post.

Both the tools I am talking about require .NET framework 2.0 to function which was not the necessity of MTPuTTY.

The first one is PuTTY Connection Manager addon. PuTTY Connection Manager is a free PuTTY Client Add-on for Windows platforms which goal is to provide a solution for managing multiple PuTTY instances.

For more details and downloads, visit official site.

Another tool is PuTTYTabs which reads the Registry information of PuTTY and opens a new tab for each opened window by the user. The source code of PuttyTabs is also available for download.

For more details and downloads, visit official site.


Putty with Tab using MT-Putty

If you are familiar with SSH, you've most likely used Putty for SSH logins, tunnelling, etc. One bad thing about putty is we need to open separate windows for each connection but TTY Plus has developed MTPuTTY as solution for this.

MTPuTTY (Multi-Tabbed PuTTY) is a small free utility enabling you to wrap unlimited number of PuTTY applications in one tabbed GUI interface. You are still continue using your favorite SSH client, but you are no longer messing around with PuTTY windows - each window will be opened in a separate tab. However, as of now, it is for only windows system.


All PuTTY features
Supports all PuTTY protocols - SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, Raw. Supports PuTTY session. You can control and change PuTTY command line parameters. You can run PuTTY configuration from within the program.

Can automatically login the remote servers and "type" your passwords. Can run any script after login. Can "type" a script in several PuTTY tabs simultaneously.

Easy to use
Clear tabbed user interface. Servers are grouped in a sidebar. Taskbar to quick access to basic program tasks. Any PuTTY tab can be detached and converted into a general PuTTY window.

Smart code
Native Win32 code - no need to have any libraries (like .NET, VB etc). Multithreaded automation tasks - freezing in one PuTTY tab will not freeze the other ones.

Download MTPuTTY


Sunday 28 August 2011

Real time video capturing and benchmarking with FRAPS

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. This application software can be used for real time video capturing and benchmarking.

In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software - Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software - Take a screenshot with the press of a key! There's no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560x1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second!

Download Free Version


Wednesday 24 August 2011

Resizing Virtual Disk Size Under Virtualbox 4 and Higher

In the earlier versions(< 4), there was not any direct method of resizing the size of virtual box disk however with the release of Virtualbox 4 and higher, the VBoxManage tool can be easily used to resize the vbox disks.

Open the terminal and navigate to the folder that contains your Vbox disk and just type the following command and in few secs, you are done.
VBoxManage modifyhd filename.vdi --resize 30720

The above command will resize the filename.vdi disk to 30 GB(30GB = 30*1024 = 30720).

If you are running virtualbox version less than 4, then you will have to create a bigger virtual disk and then clone the content from the existing virtual disk. You can freely download the disk cloning/backup tools for cloning. I hope this helps.


Anonymous and Secure Web Surfing With JonDoFox

JonDoFox is a firefox profile that has been optimized for anonymous and secure web surfing. The profile requires a proxy changer such as Tor. However JonDoFox makers have also developed JonDo as the proxy changer.

JonDoFox is available for all major platforms and debian/ubuntu users can download the .deb package for easy installation. For downloads and installation instructions, visit the JonDoFox page.


Sunday 21 August 2011

Web Server[HTTP] Fingerprinting With httprint

Earlier I posted about web server fingerprinting using telnet however more sophisticated tools have been developed out there and one of them is httprint. httprint is a web server fingerprinting tool. It relies on web server characteristics to accurately identify web servers, despite the fact that they may have been obfuscated by changing the server banner strings, or by plug-ins such as mod_security or servermask. httprint can also be used to detect web enabled devices which do not have a server banner string, such as wireless access points, routers, switches, cable modems, etc. httprint uses text signature strings and it is very easy to add signatures to the signature database.


-Identification of web servers despite the banner string and any other obfuscation. httprint can successfully identify the underlying web servers when their headers are mangled by either patching the binary, by modules such as mod_security.c or by commercial products such as ServerMask. Click here to see an example of how httprint detects disguised servers.

-Inventorying of web enabled devices such as printers, routers, switches, wireless access points, etc. Click on the sample HTML report.

-Customisable web server signature database. To add new signatures, simply cut and paste the httprint output against unknown servers into the signatures text file.

-Confidence Ratings. httprint now picks the best matches based on confidence ratings, derived using a fuzzy logic technique, instead of going by the highest weight. More details on the significance of confidence ratings can be found in section 8.4 of the Introduction to HTTP fingerprinting paper.

-Multi-threaded engine. httprint v301 is a complete re-write, featuring a multi-threaded scanner, to process multiple hosts in parallel. This greatly saves scanning time. *multi-threading is not yet supported in the FreeBSD version.

-SSL information gathering. httprint now gathers SSL certificate information, which helps you identify expired SSL certificates, ciphers used, certificate issuer, and other such SSL related details.

-Automatic SSL detection. httprint can detect if a port is SSL enabled or not, and can automatically switch to SSL connections when needed.

-Automatic traversal of HTTP 301 and 302 redirects. Many servers who have transferred their content to other servers send a default redirect response towards all HTTP requests. httprint now follows the redirection and fingerprints the new server pointed to. This feature is enabled by default and can be turned off, if needed.

-Ability to import web servers from nmap network scans. httprint can import nmap's xml output files.

-Reports in HTML, CSV and XML formats.

-Available on Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD (command line only) and Win32 (command line and GUI)

For more information and downloads, Check this link.

Also, if you want to learn more about webserver fingerprinting, I would highly recommend you to read this paper.


Basic Web Server Version Fingerprinting Using Telnet Client

Hi this time I am presenting you a simple quick tip that can be used to fingerprint the web servers. This can be quite handy for basic fingerprinting to determine web server version.

At first, open your command prompt/terminal and then type:


If everything is working fine, type either of the below in the terminal(as per the protocol version) and then press ENTER twice to get result from the server:




It will output some HTML content with the basic web server information at the end. Sample output would like below:

Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.0.63 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at ds01.nepallink.net Port 80

Note that this method works only if the web server provides the HEAD method as one of its methods(Other methods you might have commonly heard are GET, and POST).


Friday 19 August 2011

Open Source Anti-theft Solution For MAC, PCs and Phones

Prey is an open source application that helps us track the lost laptops or phones. Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen. It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use.

In order to understand more about the project, visit the Official website.

Also try this video tutorial for configuring the Prey application.

I hope it becomes useful for you. :)


Wally: Advanced Utility To Change Wallpaper

Wally is a Qt4 wallpaper changer using multiple sources like files, folders, FTP remote folders, Flickr, Yahoo!, Panoramio, Pikeo, Ipernity, Photobucket, Buzznet, Picasa and Smugmug images. It is available in many languages. Supported Linux window managers are GNOME, KDE 3, KDE 4, Xfce 4, BlackBox, FluxBox, Window Maker, and FVWM.

· Runs on Win32, Linux and MacOSX platforms
· History support
· Many wallpaper layouts available on all platforms
· EXIF data available over picture and in system tray tooltip
· Save downloaded photos
· Proxy support

Wally Download Page

It is available in ubuntu repository so you can install easily from ubuntu software center.


Anonymous and Encrypted Torrent Download With Anomos

Anomos is a free and open source standalone anonymous and encrypted torrent client so if you are too concerned about anonymity, why not try this torrent client. Anomos is available for all major platforms including windows, linux and OSX.

Anomos Quote:

Anomos is a pseudonymous, encrypted multi-peer-to-peer file distribution protocol. It is based on the peer/tracker concept of BitTorrent in combination with an onion routing anonymization layer, with the added benefit of end-to-end encryption. By combining these technologies, we have created a platform where by no party outside of the trusted tracker will have any information about who a peer is or what they are downloading.
Anomos is designed to be easy to use – you won’t even be aware of the security that it provides. Anybody who is already familiar with BitTorrent won’t have to do anything differently, other than use ‘atorrent’ files rather than ‘torrent’ files.

For more technical details, please see this blog post.

For downloads and more information, visit the Anomos Official Site.


BleachBit : Disk Cleanup Utility For Windows and Linux

Bleachbit is a free and open-source utility that can be used to clean Junk space to free disk space and maintain privacy.

BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean 90 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more. Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster. Better than free, BleachBit is open source.

Downloads and more information available at Bleachbit SourceForge Page.


How To Crack Windows 7

This guide is not written by me as I never use windows 7 but one hacker friend of mine found this and sent it to me so I thought why not post for everyone out there to try this stuff to have no need of activating their windows 7.

If anyone knows who was the original author of this little guide, please post in the comment so that I can edit this post to give proper credit to the author.

First you will have to download Windows 7 loader from the link below:


Click install.
After that;

Remove update KB971033

1. Click start and search 'windows update'
2. Hit Installed Updates. If that link isn't there, hit "view update history" and hit the "installed updates" link at the top.
3. Find update KB971033.
4. Right click it and hit 'uninstall'
5. Restart your compy ;p
6. Go into Windows update again
7. Find the update KB971033
8. Right-click and hit 'hide update from installing'

If that didn't work, open a cmd and type:

slmgr.vbs -rearm

Then you never have to activate again:D


IPV6 Attacking Toolkit - THC-ipV6 Toolkit Released

The famous hackers group The Hacker Choice(THC) has released a set of tools to attack the IPv6 protocol. IPv6 is the descendant of IPv4 protocol which was purposed due to exhaustion of the IPv4 pool.

THC writes:

THC is proud to be the first who are releasing an comprehensive attack toolkit for the IPv6 protocol suite. It comprises of state-of-the-art tools for alive scanning, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial-of-service etc. which exploits inherent vulnerabilities in IPv6. Included is a fast and easy to use packet crafting library to create your own attack tools.

For more information on the project, visit the THC IPv6 Project Page.

Download Here


Backtrack 5 R1 Released

The most widely used linux-based penetration testing distro, BackTrack had a new release yesterday. Backtrack 5 R1 was released on August 18 which adds 30 new tools in the famous hacker's distro.

Offsec team says:

We are really happy with this release, and believe that as with every release, this is our best one yet. Some pesky issues such as rfkill in VMWare with rtl8187 issues have been fixed, which provides for a much more solid experience with BackTrack.
We’ve released Gnome and KDE ISO images for 32 and 64 bit (no arm this release, sorry!), as well as a VMWare image of a 32 bit Gnome install, with VMWare Tools pre-installed.

For downloads, visit Backtrack Download Page.