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147 – Web Shells – Understanding Their Role in Cyber Attacks

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One of the go tools for attackers are Webshells. In this episode we will explore what these are, their background, how they are used and how you can avoid be turned against you.
These deceptive tools bring immense power to the hands of hackers, acting as covert entry door to infiltrate and control the machines that power the Internet, web servers.

Before we get into that, lets review top of mind security news.

  • Europe’s Network Information Security Directives revision 2
  • Critical bug in OwnCloud file sharing

– https://www.enisa.europa.eu: NIS  visual tool
– https://www.enisa.europa.eu:New NIS directive
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com: Critical bug in OwnCloud file sharing app exposes admin passwords
 https://blog.talosintelligence.com: What is a web shell?
– https://www.nsa.gov: Detect prevent cyber attackers from exploiting web servers via web shell malware

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