What pentesters seek during website scans and how Pingkat can help You
Automated Scanning Tools:
Pentesters (or hackers) often use automated scanning tools to systematically analyze websites for vulnerabilities. These tools, such as OpenVAS, Nessus, and Burp Suite, enable efficient and comprehensive scans by identifying common issues like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and insecure configurations.
Manual Scanning Techniques:
While automated tools are powerful, manual scanning is essential for uncovering nuanced vulnerabilities that may escape automated detection. Skilled pentesters delve deep into a website's code, architecture, and business logic, scrutinizing each element for potential weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers.
Worst Findings in Website Pentesting
1. Critical Data Breaches
Pentesters may discover vulnerabilities that could lead to unauthorized access to sensitive databases or storage systems.
If exploited by malicious actors, such vulnerabilities can result in critical data breaches, compromising sensitive information such as customer data, financial records, or intellectual property.
2. Authentication Bypass
A flaw in the authentication system that allows unauthorized users to access privileged areas without proper credentials.
This could lead to unauthorized access to sensitive data, manipulation of user accounts, or even full control over the website, depending on the level of access granted.
3. Remote Code Execution (RCE)
Pentesters may uncover vulnerabilities that enable the execution of arbitrary code on the web server or application.
RCE vulnerabilities can be disastrous, allowing attackers to take complete control of the server. This could lead to further attacks, data manipulation, or the installation of malicious software.
4. SQL Injection (SQLi)
SQL injection vulnerabilities occur when untrusted data is improperly handled, allowing attackers to execute malicious SQL queries.
Successful SQL injection attacks can result in unauthorized access to databases, extraction of sensitive data, or even the deletion or modification of critical information.
5. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
XSS vulnerabilities enable attackers to inject malicious scripts into web pages viewed by other users.
Depending on the nature of the XSS attack, it can lead to session hijacking, theft of user credentials, or the delivery of malware to unsuspecting users.
6. Insecure Direct Object References (IDOR)
IDOR vulnerabilities occur when an application provides direct access to objects based on user-supplied input.
Attackers exploiting IDOR can gain unauthorized access to sensitive data or manipulate object references to access restricted information.
7. Unpatched Software or Libraries
Pentesters might identify outdated or unpatched software components, including content management systems, web servers, or third-party libraries.
Unpatched software can be exploited by attackers using known vulnerabilities, potentially leading to a wide range of security issues, including remote code execution or unauthorized access.
8. Business Logic Flaws
Pentesters may uncover flaws in the logic of the website's functionality, such as improper transaction handling or validation.
Business logic flaws can lead to unauthorized transactions, fraud, or other manipulations of critical processes, impacting the integrity of the application.
How Pingkat can increase the security of your website?
Pingkat.com is a cloud application that performs tasks similar to those of pentesters or hackers. We utilize various open-source tools to discover potential vulnerabilities, providing you with insights so that you can stay one step ahead of potential attacks.
Following the initial report, which includes a list of addresses associated with your domain, you have the option to designate certain addresses as 'safe' for discovery. For addresses that should not be visible, such as internal tools or APIs like phpMyAdmin, you can rectify and subsequently mark them as 'hidden.' We will continue to monitor whether those addresses remain concealed as well!
We also encourage you to integrate the Telegram bot to get instant notifications.