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What is Smishing?

Smishing (SMS phishing): How to Identify Attacks and Protect Yourself?

You will no doubt be familiar with phishing, which consists of sending malicious emails to encourage people to perform sensitive actions, such as entering their credentials on a fake authentication page.

Smishing is very similar, except that the attacker does not send emails, but text messages, hence the name smishing. Essentially, smishing is nothing more and nothing less than SMS phishing.

Penetration Testing: Methodology, Scope and Types of Pentests

With cybersecurity risks on the rise, it is becoming more and more obvious to carry out a penetration test (pentest) to reassure customers, partners and investors.

Moreover, for companies involved in a certification process (ISO 27001, SOC2, HDS, PCI-DSS, etc.), a penetration test is an imperative. And for others, it is an essential prerequisite for satisfying the pentesting report requests of their customers and prospects.

API Penetration Testing: Objective, Methodology, Black Box, Grey Box and White Box Tests

APIs are prime targets for attackers because of their exposure and critical nature, particularly in terms of handling sensitive data. To minimise the risk of security breaches, it is essential to implement robust security measures, understand the types of attack and assess their potential impact.

There are several ways of assessing the security of an API. In this article, we present the “offensive” approach, which we believe to be the most effective: API penetration testing (or API pentesting). We detail the principles and objectives, as well as use cases for black box, grey box and white box pentesting.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing: Objective, Methodology and Testing Scope

Mobile applications are increasingly used in all areas of business: HR, finance, insurance, transport, and so on. As a result, they are prime targets for attackers.

There are several ways of assessing the security of a mobile application. In this article, we present the “offensive” approach, which we believe to be the most effective: mobile penetration testing (or mobile pentesting). We detail the principles, objectives, methodology and features tested during mobile application penetration testing.

Security Misconfiguration: OWASP Top 10 #5

Security misconfiguration is a worrying problem, occupying fifth place in the OWASP Top 10. In fact, we frequently encounter many vulnerabilities of this type during our web application penetration tests. Furthermore, this security issue affects a large number of web applications (90% according to OWASP).

In this article, we present this type of vulnerability through the prism of the OWASP Top 10, using attack scenarios. We also detail the best practices and measures to be implemented to protect against them.

Third-party components are omnipresent in web applications. Libraries, frameworks and other system components are used more and more, because they reduce costs and make development easier.

However, like any system, these third-party components may contain vulnerabilities that can be exploited in attacks on web applications. Furthermore, exploits that are discovered, and often made public, can have a snowball effect, compromising an entire web application, servers, database systems, etc.

Internal Penetration Testing: Objective, Methodology, Black Box and Grey Box Tests

Faced with an ever-increasing number of internal attacks, network infrastructure security is a key factor in ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of data, as well as the continuity of an organization’s activities.

There are several ways of assessing the security of an internal network. In this article, we present the “offensive” approach, which we believe to be the most effective: internal penetration testing. We detail the principles and objectives, as well as use cases for black box and grey box penetration testing of an internal network.

Web Application Penetration Testing: Objective, Methodology, Black Box, Grey Box and White Box Tests

Faced with an ever-increasing number of sophisticated attacks, web application security is a major challenge. Indeed, security is now crucial to reassure customers, build loyalty and convert prospects.

There are several ways of assessing the security of a web application. In this article, we present the “offensive” approach, which we believe to be the most effective: web application penetration testing. We detail the principles and objectives, as well as use cases for black box, grey box and white box penetration tests on various targets.

OWASP Top 10 #1: Broken Access Control And Security Tips

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a community working to improve the security of information systems and more specifically applications (web, mobile, APIs).

This organisation produces numerous resources, in particular guides and standards for application security, including the OWASP Top 10. It also develops open source tools such as ZAP (an interception proxy, an alternative to BURP), or Amass (to map its attack surface).