Corporate data dark web

From a cybersecurity point of view, the dark web is like a huge marketplace, where sensitive data (personal data, banking data, credentials, etc.) rubs shoulders with cyberattack kits. We find indeed malware sold between $50 and $500 [1], there would be 15 billion credentials in circulation…[2]
How do you know if your corporate data is on the dark web?

After clarifying the terms deep web, dark web and dark net, we will see how to verify if your business data is available on the dark web and what to do if it is.

9 Misconceptions about Web and Mobile Applications Security

Web and mobile applications are at the core of most companies’ activities. Whether you’ve already deployed them or that they are still under development, some misconceptions about their security are still present, even though it is a crucial topic to conduct your business in good conditions. 

Here are the 9 preconceived ideas that we most often encountered.

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Shopify and many more, offer real possibilities for creating sites that are both ergonomic and efficient. However, a negative image is still associated with CMS websites: they would be insecure and easy targets for malicious hackers.

CMS and security

What are the risks of cyberattacks on these sites? What specific elements of CMS are to be monitored?

If you are in charge of a CMS platform, this article will help you to identify the main risks and will provide you with points of vigilance to reinforce the level of security.

Do you know why phishing is so dangerous?

Because it combines IT skills with knowledge of human psychology. In fact, a phishing email relies on human psychological drivers to first get the opening of the email and to then push to click.

Technical skills are of course necessary to increase the likelihood of clicks, e.g. to spoof a legitimate sender, to create an interface clone, to forward to malicious domains, etc.

But today, we will look into the psychological drivers that drive action during phishing. We have taken 8 commonly used drivers and associated them with different subjects that can be used as pretexts for phishing.

Your company’s IT security is not only a matter of firewalls and security staff. You, as a non-security person can do a lot to avoid data and sensitive information leakage.
Through our security audit experience we have learned that in most companies the staff unconsciously leaves a big amount of elements that is available on the internet to anyone.
These unknown elements can be of many types, like contact details, credentials, technical information or business data. All of them are “unknown” because they are not part of any process : they have been left unconsciously and without any follow-up. Attackers are fond of this data, which they can use for technical or social engineering attacks.

How can you avoid leaking such precious information? Here are some bad habits that you should definitely get rid of.

MALWEAR – (n) a malicious software category causing a failure to dress properly amongst infected individuals. DEVFLAWPER – (n) an individual who develops software, websites or apps but repeatedly adds security flaws into their code. HACKOHOLIC – (n) an individual who surfs the World Wide Web and cannot help from hacking websites.

Some functional aspects of your web platform can reveal many things about its security level.
The security of a website is not limited to the functional aspects, but the level of “functional security” usually matches the level of “technical security”.

As an example, the resilience you put in the user journey is a very critical aspect.

This question can sound silly because every cybersecurity flaw is the result of human behavior. Indeed, every security flaw is the result of human work – the work of developers or system engineers.

However, hackers plan and execute attacks on several layers: infrastructure, application, and human. As cybersecurity technical solutions are becoming more and more efficient, the human relationships are a key for penetrating into increasingly secure systems.

Updated: 16 Feb. 2021

Logic flaw

Business logic flaws remain a type of little-known vulnerability in IT-Security. They are not errors in the logical reasoning, but flaws related to the working of a web application. They are different from technical vulnerabilities, which directly relate to code, implementation or configuration errors.

We regularly find logic flaws during penetration tests, on all types of applications. We find them most frequently on e-commerce sites and SaaS software.