How to manually search for vulnerabilities within a program.
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- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228603
I know there are pen testing tools out there but.. I want to know what the actual tools are doing. Is it possible for me to see the internal skeleton of the program (i.e Instagram) and read the actual code responsible for the graphical interface and functions on instagram? This is purely for educational purposes, I am aware using tools is quicker and faster, I just feel like I’m blind to the actual mechanisms behind it.
- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228604
What’s your level of familiarity with web development technologies and languages?
- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228605
I guess it depends on what type of program it is. Are you talking about a web application? Do you have access to source code? Are you talking about some random binary? It really depends on many different things. If I had access to source code I would read that, knowing specific things about certain programming languages I would look for certain types of vulnerabilities. I always look for logical flaws/ not properly accounting for some edge case. Very general question.
- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228606
& read our wiki, it has some great beginner resources for you, https://old.reddit.com/r/hacking/wiki/index
- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228607
Why? Just train a DL model with 1000 vulnerability examples (for the specific language) and let it to the work…
- April 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm #228608
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