The Ultimate Guide to Addressing Web Security Vulnerabilities

by WindowSecurity Editor
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Pen Testing & Audits application security

Way back in 2007, Bennett Haselton showed the world how to find credit card numbers using Google search. He typed the first eight digits of a credit card number in the format “xxxx xxxx” in Google, and using some advanced numerical queries, he was able to find all the 16 numbers of almost a million Chase credit cards. When Google came to know about it, they immediately worked on their filters to prevent anyone from searching through number ranges. In fact, for such requests, Google would return a response that’ll say something like “You’re a bad person!” So, everyone thought their personal information was safe, until another IT security specialist found a way around it in 2012. Instead of typing a range like