Tag: Hacking

  • My thoughts on the PayHere data breach

    Yesterday a tweet by Duminda, a fellow developer on Twitter, caught my eye. In that tweet he said that he has been warned by Have I Been Pwned about a data breach at PayHere, an online payment processor in Sri Lanka. PayHere may well be one the largest and most significant data breach to occur in Sri Lanka, […]

  • When I used to collect computer viruses

    Today I was having a lecture about information security and information security law. I just started the module and this is the third lecture about the topic. And todays lecture was about different IT threats that an health information system would face. The lecture mainly revolved around malware. During the lecture, the teacher told a […]

  • Using your browser’s developer tools to find vulnerabilities

    The breakthrough Again looking at the javascript code, just as what they did with the merchant dashboard, I saw that they are checking the authentication from the frontend using javascript. They store a local storage object with name, id, and email, and upon saving the objects in the local storage, they will redirect you to […]

  • Hackers briefly took over the Google.lk domain

    Today hackers were able to briefly take over the Google.lk domain, the Google’s search engine page for Sri Lanka and redirect it to bring awareness to an ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka. To be clear the hackers did not took over the Google.lk domain by hacking Google servers, but the hackers were able to somehow […]

  • Who is sending these mysterious 2FA codes?

    I read a recent post titled “That’s not how 2FA works”, it was an interesting read. This is my own experience of seeing some usual 2FA SMS sent to thousands of users, by an unknown entity. Most of my Facebook friends are getting OTP codes from privately owned numbers, saying that it’s their OTP code. […]

  • A TO-DO app that fits in a single tweet

    Sunday morning while I was scrolling through my Twitter feed one tweet caught my eye, #JavaScript Challenge: Can you make a TO-DO app within a single Tweet? (280 chars) The app should be able to add tasks, strike-through finished tasks & clear all tasks. Any general-purpose library is allowed.Starting HTML body should be empty except […]