Pavitra Shankdhar

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.
Pavitra Shankdhar

Best free and open source SQL injection tools [updated 2021]

SQL injection is one of the most common attacks against web applications. This is used against websites which use SQL to query data from the database server.

Popular tools for brute-force attacks [updated for 2020]

The brute force attack is still one of the most popular password-cracking methods. Nevertheless, it is not just for password cracking. Brute force attacks ca

14 best open-source web application vulnerability scanners [updated for 2020]

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

Best tools to perform steganography [updated 2020]

In the past few years, the term “steganography” has attracted the attention of law enforcement agencies. This technique has been used by hackers to transmit

15 best free packet crafting tools

Packet crafting is the process of manually creating or editing the existing data packets on a network to test network devices. Hackers and network admins use

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 fun

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 thi

19 extensions to turn Google Chrome into a 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

15 + Modules for Making Your Drupal Website Secure

Drupal is the popular open-source content management system written in PHP. Although it only powers around 2.5% websites on the web, but it is still importan

Security attacks via malicious QR codes

With the increasing use of smartphones, QR codes are becoming popular. Recently, WhatsApp launched its web version, which needs QR code scanning to access th

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 than 100,000

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 WordPre