What is Remote File Inclusion (RFI)?

August 6, 1991. Does the date ring any bells? No, it wasn’t the collapse of the Soviet Union (though you’re close). It was on that otherwise unremarkable summer day that Tim Berners-Lee launched the very first web page. More than thirty years have passed since then, and websites have come a...

What is Local File Inclusion (LFI)?

Modern web applications are nothing like what they used to be. The practically limitless bandwidth and indefinite storage space that cloud computing offers. The microservices that run circles around monolith architecture, breaking down layered apps into small independent components. The single-page...

Why is Penetration Testing Important?

Introduction Cybercrime today is a massive business. Predicted damages inflicted by it for the year 2021 are totaling 6 trillion USD globally (a quick reminder, a trillion is a million million – yes, that much). Putting things into perspective, in terms of earnings, cybercrime puts such...

How to Detect Pegasus Spyware on iOS and Android?

Pegasus has been in the headlines of major media outlets for a couple of weeks now, resurfacing such burning issues as freedom of expression and privacy concerns. The hype over Pegasus is quite reasonable: it is one of the most powerful and covertly operating software in its niche. With more and...

Top 10 Open Source Security Testing Tools

If you follow the news of the technology world, you have seen a huge amount of pieces on a data breach or a website being hacked. That’s because no matter how far technology has come, hacking does not lag behind. Hacking tools and techniques keep growing more sophisticated and threatening, and if...

iPhone Theft in Barcelona: How it Was + Security Tips Thieves Hate

The story below happened to our iOS developer on his trip to Barcelona in May. Sergey works for our development unit at Redwerk and is really tech-savvy. Luckily, he knew how to act and didn’t give attackers a chance to get a hold of his information and cash when his iPhone X was stolen. How...