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About the Author:

Pavitra Shandkhdhar is an engineering graduate and a security researcher. His area of interest is web penetration testing. He likes to find vulnerabilities in websites and playing computer games in his free time. He is currently a researcher with InfoSec Institute.

SoakSoak Malware and How to Protect Your WordPress Website

If you follow security news, I am sure you have heard of SoakSoak malware. It has been in the news for the past few days because it affects more […]


WPScanner: Automated Security Testing Tool for WordPress

WordPress is the popular content management system and blogging platform being used by millions of websites. This is the reason hackers are targeting WordPress. Although the WordPress community is […]


14 Best Open Source Web Application Vulnerability Scanners

In the past, many popular websites have been hacked. Hackers are now active and always try to hack websites and leak data. This is why security testing of web […]


21 Popular Computer Forensics Tools

Computer forensics is a very important branch of computer science in relation to computer and Internet related crimes. Earlier, computers were only used to produce data but now it has […]


10 Most Popular Password Cracking Tools

A password is the secret word or phrase that is used for the authentication process in various applications. It is used to gain access to accounts and resources. A […]


Information Gathering: Mantra Browser Walkthrough, Part 2

In a previous post, I covered the basics on the popular penetration testing Web browser Mantra. That post contains information on how to download Mantra, as well as installation […]


Mantra Browser Walkthrough Part 1

In previous posts, I discussed a few browser extensions for Firefox and Chrome that turn the browser into a penetration testing tool. But what if you could get a […]


DOS Attacks and Free DOS Attacking Tools

The denial of service (DOS) attack is one of the most powerful attacks used by hackers to harm a company or organization. Don’t confuse a DOS attack with DOS, […]

How to Prevent Cross-Site Scripting Attacks

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is one of the most dangerous and most often found vulnerabilities related to web applications. Security researchers have found this vulnerability in most of the popular […]


Fixing CSRF vulnerability in PHP Applications

Cross Site Request Forgery or CSRF is one of top 10 OWASP vulnerabilities. It exploits the website’s trust on the browser. This vulnerability harms users’ and can modify or […]


Protect Data by Preventing Insecure Cryptographic Storage

Daily, we read news about hacking and data leaks. Hackers are really active these days. So, it is our responsibility to prevent them in getting unauthorized access of sensitive […]


Security and Hacking apps for Android devices

Now days, smartphones and tablets are most the popular gadgets. If we see recent stats, global PC sale has also been decreasing for the past few months. The reason […]


19 Extensions to Turn Google Chrome into Penetration Testing tool

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser of the world. It’s light weight and comes with a clean interface. This is the main reason of its popularity. It […]


18 Extensions For Turning Firefox Into a Penetration Testing Tool

Firefox is a popular web browser from Mozilla. Popularity of Firefox is not only because it’s a good web browser, it also supports add-ons to enhance the functionality. Mozilla […]


Using X5S with Fiddler to find XSS Vulnerabilities

Cross Site Scripting is one of the top 10 OWASP security threats. This dangerous vulnerability allows attackers to inject malicious scripts on a website in using the browser. This […]


Websecurify Walkthrough, Web Application Penetration Testing Tool

Information security is a very important thing for the modern Internet world. So, proper care must be taken while launching a web application over the Internet. There are so […]