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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is JavaScript And Why Should You Care If You Own A Website?

15/08/19 12:31

 

What is JavaScript?
JavaScript is essentially a scripting programming language that allows you to implement complex items onto your webpage. Every time a webpage becomes interactive with the user, e.g interactive maps, videos, countdown timer and music, and even colours, chances are JavaScript is involved. Facebook is a great example of how JavaScript works smoothly and effectively, with videos playing smoothly, perfect animation and constant post updates.

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

The Potential Risks Of Exposed Admin Login Panels

06/08/19 11:00

Among many of our clients we are noticing that fairly often the login panel for administration of the sites are left publicly and easily accessible, either through easy to guess URLs or unpatched vulnerabilities.

While this is not an immediate threat, an exposed and obvious administrative login panel can make it significantly easier for attackers to breach the site, especially if access controls are limited to username and password combinations alone. This situation allows for simple brute forcing, signing in with compromised credentials/obtaining credentials, or in the case of unpatched systems, access by exploiting vulnerabilities. Even in cases where the admin login panel URL is complex and hard to guess, path disclosure vulnerabilities can be used to locate it.

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is Malware? And How To Prevent An Attack.

30/07/19 10:00

What is Malware?

We have all heard the word ‘Malware’ but what is it, and how can it affect you? 

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What's a WAF, and Why Do I Need One?

22/07/19 16:00

Websites, servers and applications are prone to cyberattacks, but how can a WAF help you defend yourself against these attackers?

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

POS Malware Data Breaches And Why They Keep Happening

10/07/19 12:15

Recently, more and more news has surfaced about millions of consumers becoming affected by data breaches. Most of these data breaches involve a company’s point of sale (POS) machine. The main objective for hackers, when attempting to hack a company’s POS machines, is to steal the 16-digit card number from your credit card. Obtaining credit card information from big companies can be extremely lucrative for hackers, as on the black market, credit cards can sell for up to £100 per number.

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

Recent Posts

Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is JavaScript And Why Should You Care If You Own A Website?

15/08/19 12:31

 

What is JavaScript?
JavaScript is essentially a scripting programming language that allows you to implement complex items onto your webpage. Every time a webpage becomes interactive with the user, e.g interactive maps, videos, countdown timer and music, and even colours, chances are JavaScript is involved. Facebook is a great example of how JavaScript works smoothly and effectively, with videos playing smoothly, perfect animation and constant post updates.

Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

The Potential Risks Of Exposed Admin Login Panels

06/08/19 11:00

Among many of our clients we are noticing that fairly often the login panel for administration of the sites are left publicly and easily accessible, either through easy to guess URLs or unpatched vulnerabilities.

While this is not an immediate threat, an exposed and obvious administrative login panel can make it significantly easier for attackers to breach the site, especially if access controls are limited to username and password combinations alone. This situation allows for simple brute forcing, signing in with compromised credentials/obtaining credentials, or in the case of unpatched systems, access by exploiting vulnerabilities. Even in cases where the admin login panel URL is complex and hard to guess, path disclosure vulnerabilities can be used to locate it.

Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is Malware? And How To Prevent An Attack.

30/07/19 10:00

What is Malware?

We have all heard the word ‘Malware’ but what is it, and how can it affect you? 

Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What's a WAF, and Why Do I Need One?

22/07/19 16:00

Websites, servers and applications are prone to cyberattacks, but how can a WAF help you defend yourself against these attackers?

Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

POS Malware Data Breaches And Why They Keep Happening

10/07/19 12:15

Recently, more and more news has surfaced about millions of consumers becoming affected by data breaches. Most of these data breaches involve a company’s point of sale (POS) machine. The main objective for hackers, when attempting to hack a company’s POS machines, is to steal the 16-digit card number from your credit card. Obtaining credit card information from big companies can be extremely lucrative for hackers, as on the black market, credit cards can sell for up to £100 per number.

Read More