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Hack My Website

Post by -65536- on Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:47 am
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Hello, I am developing a website that I am going to run on my desktop. I'm building this website so that a limited number of users can access some web apps I'm developing. I have pretty much competed the authentication code and I am almost ready to start building the content.

I was wondering if anyone is willing to look through my code and see if they can find any problems. Thanks!

You can download the files here: [Link removed temporarily. Please read post by Admin.]
The zip file contains my code, example database files, php config file, and lighttpd config file.

Info on the server
Virtual server port 443 tcp only
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Auto updates enabled
lightTPD WLMP 1.4.26-1 (SSL)
Self signed SSL cert
Only listening on port 443
5.3.3 VC9 x86 Non Thread Safe
Fastcgi listening on
WinCache 1.1
sqlite3 PDO

Every time a page loads:

Check to see if the IP has been banned
  • Load an array of banned IPs from a RAM cache
  • Check for IP, if the user is banned die()
Check to see if the IP is flooding
  • Increment a counter on every page request
  • If a single IP has more than 10000 requests in 1 hr add their IP to the ban list
Check to see if they have an authorized session
  • Check session vars for auth=true
Try to log them in with a cookie
  • Read username and key from cookie
  • Compare key to sha256("static salt"+"hashed password"+"ip"+"username")
  • If key matches set auth=true
Check for login POST data
  • Compare hashedpass to sha256("random salt"+"password"+"username"+"admin rights"+"static salt");
  • if key matches set auth=true
For both cookie and POST check this first
  • Make sure there account has been initialized
  • Make sure there account does not have a pending password reset
  • Make sure there is no ban date attached to their account
  • Make sure failed login attempts is less than 6
  • If there was a failed login attempt increment the counter for that username
  • Don't display any failure messages
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Re: Hack My Website

Post by Dwere on Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:41 am
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-65536- wrote:[*]Compare key to sha256("static salt"+"hashed password"+"ip"+"username")
[*]If key matches set auth=true[/list]

Just curious here... I'm not an expert at web design, or programming commands etc.
However... this is both a question and a suggestion, depending on the ANSWER to my question.
"if key matches set auth=true"
Should there be - or is it implied that there is? - a piece of code stating "if key doesn't mat set auth=false" or not?
Just curious.
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Re: Hack My Website

Post by Monica on Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:00 pm
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I'm sorry, I temporarily removed the link for download for review to ensure the safety of other users. You may re-upload the file.
hi am new so plz dont troll me or i report 2 the HTS mods ty
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Re: Hack My Website

Post by IncandescentLight on Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:59 am
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Well, on the software side just keep your software up-to-date. Outdated software will be open to attacks as they contain vulnerable code which can be exploited by attacks such as Buffer overflows, stack-based buffer overflows etc.

On another note, check that your PHP code is Buffer-overflow proof. From experience, just spamming in a login page may sometimes let you in as administrator. Look for XSS vulnerabilities in your site map and keep operations on the server-side as much as possible so the client will not be able to manipulate data.
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Re: Hack My Website

Post by Defience on Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:21 pm
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