30 Days of Security Testing – Day Six

The challenge for Day Six is – Explore these sites: Google gruyere; HackYourself First; Ticket Magpie; The BodgeIt store.

I’m going to cheat a bit here as I’m a bit time starved but really want to go back and look at these sites at a later date.

A few months back I started pair-testing The OWASP Juice Shop with Magda Oszer.

Magda is considerably more experienced than I am and has a strong interest in learning security testing tips and techniques. We created our own JuiceShop environment in AWS (which in itself was a cool learning experience) and went to work trying to tick off all of the tasks in the JuiceShop (here’s a handy guide available on LeanPub from the creator of the JuiceShop).

We spent a bit of time climbing through the application using Chrome’s dev tools and found some interesting items (I’m not giving it away – I really think it’s worth having a visit), and were able to hijack cookies, implement SQL injection, XSS attacks and mess with a whole lot of things we shouldn’t have been able to.

It was a lot of fun, some head scratching and some fantastic “ah-ha!” moments.

We were planning on continuing with the JuiceShop then moving on to Google Gruyere, but Magda and I both picked up new roles around the same time and have since been a bit time-strapped to continue (also the timezone difference between New Zealand and Germany posed it’s own issues!).

If you are interested in pair-testing any of these sites please send me a message and we’ll try organise something together


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