How to Successfully Hack a Website in 2016!

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Hello partners, first of all I would like to thank all those who have sent me positive feedback about my posts, and say that I’m always willing to learn,teach, and I’m always open to answer the good questions, second i want to say sorry for the series i left in stand by mode, as soon as i get time i will return them, lastly i wanna wish happy new year and happy hacking for you all.

How to Hack a Website?

We all know that hacking is nothing more than the skill of this century.
So what does it means? ยด

That means that not everyone can get that skill. For you notice how privileged is to know hacking, in other hands it just like in sports, some are born with the talent, some have to practice a lot to get the necessary skills.

Why to Hack a Website? Are Not White-Hat?!

Even in case you never had a successful hack before i assume that once you here you already know what is the meaning of the pic above(the picture looks a little scary and more like a black-hat attitude) , the classification of hackers actually does not make a lot of sense, in my opinion there are newbies,hackers,expert hackers and even worse the skids around, even as a white-hat(according to what the world define as white-hat) sometimes you will find yourself in situations where you have to bring an a*whole down because they are running nonhuman websites like child pornography and etc.

OK! So How to Hack a Website?

There are a bunch of tutorials here on null—byte and around the internte on how to hack a website with a specific tool, in case you want to learn you are in right place, just look around, but today i want to share something that i think will be very useful for you, take a cup of coffee grab your chair and start to read this, what im going to show you today is totally different from my other tutorials, instead of showing you how to use these tools, i will guide you on how you can successfully use these tools and tricks to hack any website, based on my experiences.

Below is my list when i want to hack a website

The Reconnaissance

The reason why a lot of newbies and non-professional hackers fail to get a successful hacking is because they don not want to wait, most of the time they want a magic button where they can click and thats all, but in the reality it does not work like that, the first thing you have to do is a good reconnaissance about your target, for those familiar with the software development its easier to understand what i mean, you can not develop a good software without a good documentation, just like the UML in software industry here is the same, we need info about the target to make our tasks easier.

My Advice on Good Recon

What are the services they are running?

Figure out stuffs like open ports, software and versions on the server, and try to look for the exploit in case there is at least one online, or you can just make your own exploit.

Tools that i recommend for this section are nmap,whatweb and nikto and of course some others made by Mr_Nakup3nda or you.

Did they write the script by themselves?

In case they wrote it by themselves, look for scripts that take user input,scan for directory listing,check the source code,figure out how the website react to abnormal inputs, i often use these inputs:

ADMIN’ OR 1=1# when its an admin url like website/admin/loign/

when its a normal login just try those traditional sql injectors like
‘ OR ‘1’=’1′ —
‘ OR ‘1’=’1′ ({
‘ OR ‘1’=’1′ /*

, but it does not end here, try to write sql statements on the inputs, do echo back to you, try to execute a command based on the server OS, figure out how the website filter the inputs and try to bypass the filters.

And in case they used someone else’s code such as CMS just grab a copy of it and try to find bugs on your own, or find an exploit if they use a exploitable version of the CMS.

The Evil Google

Sometimes i hack websites simply with the help of some crafted google searches, as hacker you must know how to use google to gather info or hack, in case you do not know you can see my tutorial on how to use google to hack

Changing the Source Code

I bet at this point you already know how to see the source code of a webpage using the right click trick, just to remember that scripting languages like php,perl,asp, python and so on run on the server–side, so it means you can not see by right click unless its an open source platform where you can get a copy of it and change the whole code.

Directory Listing

Index browsing can be very useful when trying to find files you normally shouldn’t see like password files,files used to administrate the web page, log files, any files were information get stored.

you can also manually check for suspicious urls like that:
you can either make tools that will automatically do it for you, tools like dirbsuter can be very useful for this task.

My Friend robots.txt

Its very important while hacking to have a look at these files, i wont explain the use of robots.txt(just google it), they often lead us to a lot of path where they dont want robos to see and sometimes they are very sensitive paths.

Remote Files Inclusion

File inclusion vulnerability is a type of vulnerability most often found on websites. It allows an attacker to include a file, usually through a script on the web server. The vulnerability occurs due to the use of user-supplied input without proper validation. Below we have a piece of php code that open a file.

if (!($hfile = fopen(“$file”, “r”))
echo(“error cant open the file: $file<br />\n”);
This example opens the file with the name specified in the user input ($filen).
That means it opens every file an attacker wants to open and if allowurlfopen is ON even remote files.
Look for example at this piece of code:

include($dir . “/members.php”);

Just create a file .members.php on your web server and call the script like this:

It will execute your file on the target server. Important is just that you have PHP off or thecode will get executed on your server.

NULL Bytes

The name of our community can be and is a very popular vulnerabilities in hacking life.

Lets say they have a script that takes filename that it gets and puts “.txt” on the end. So the programmer tries to make sure that only txt files can be opened.

But what about a filename like this:
It will get to:
So fopen opens phppage.php%00.txt or? No! And that is the point. The fopen functions stops after
“.php” before the NULL Byte and opens only “phppage.php”. So every type of file can be opened.
Scripts that allow uploads (but only for a certain file type) are also a potential target for this type of attack.


SQL injection is a code injection technique, used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution, in my personal experience this is the most popular issue you will find on websites, the problem is that some websites put those info in a database and not all filter them.

So when you echoed back, the javascript message is going to be shown.
If they are just logged the last part should cause a sql error wich might give us a lot of useful info.
You can try the following
and add the /’/′
if it throws an error bingo, you are there.

Cross-Site Request Forgeries (CSRF) And Command Injection

About this type of attack i also made a tutorial on how youcan proceed this type of attacks

Exploitable PHP Functions

Code Execution:
require() – reads a file and interprets content as PHP code
include() – reads a file and interprets content as PHP code
eval() – interpret string as PHP code
pregreplace() – if it uses the /e modifier it interprets the replacement string as PHP code

Command Execution:
exec() – executes command + returns last line of its output
passthru() – executes command + returns its output to the remote browser
(backticks) – executes command and returns the output in an array
shellexec – executes command + returns output as string
system() – executes command + returns its output (much the same as passthru())
.can’t handle binary data
popen() – executes command + connects its output or input stream to a PHP file descriptor

File Disclosure:
fopen() – opens a file and associates it with a PHP file descriptor
readfile() – reads a file and writes its contents directly to the remote browser
file() – reads an entire file into an array
filegetcontents() – reads file into a string

Brute Forcing

Sometimes you will try all the methods mentioned above, but some web sites are really secure and there is no easy way to exploit them.

Often this doesn’t stop us from hacking them, they might have open ports running some services such as, ftp, telnet and so on, try to brute force it and get the password, Hydra is another amazing tool for this kind of tasks.

Physical Access

If you have a physical access to the server you get everything in your hands, be discrete and leave a backdoor on it and you done.

Other Kind of Attacks You Can Also Perform Are:

Buffer Overflow
Heap Overflow
Integer Overflow

And the list is long, i just shared what i got now in my mind, you can also add yours in the comments sections… see you very soon in next tutorials.

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