[Full-disclosure] Article: Web Server Defacements
sanandres at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 22:44:33 BST 2005
This is a full article about webserver defacements, Know your enemies
and their attack techniques to secure your webserver.All this
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Web Server Defacements
he urban art of grafitti has traversed to the online world in the form
of web server defacements. Just how do these online vandals do it
though? Read on to learn how it is done, and therefore gain a deeper
understanding which will help you defend against it.
There was a large commotion last year over the web server defacement
contest, which was to be held by various online miscreants. The act of
defacing a company's web site is one that has been going on for some
time now. In reality this has been practiced largely by the bottom
feeders of the internet community. To actually go out, and place your
own index.html file into a compromised web server does not take a
great deal of talent I assure you. Where the talent lies is with the
coder who discovered a web server exploit, and coded a way of
leveraging it in the first place. Once this exploit developer has
publicly released the code is when the script kiddies step in. What
the script kiddies lack in talent they make up for in numbers.
These types of attacks are relatively commonplace today. Personally
speaking I work in the network security industry, and have heard many
of my peers write off these attacks as "script kiddie" stuff. While I
would agree with them on that statement the problem is that these very
same peers of mine don't know how to do a web page defacement
To defend you must learn to attack...
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