Unmaskme will be a web service whose goal is to raise web security awareness among web owners, webmasters, web designers or even people without security knowledge.
Compromised websites are often used by attackers to deliver badware or to host phising pages designed to steal private information from their victims. Unfortunately, most of the targeted websites are managed by users with little or no security background. Unmaskme will help the webmasters to highlight the importance of keep update, protect or do some hardening in their websites in order to avoid they become victims of badware.
Usually a no security aware webmaster will left a newly deployed website by default and normally will pass months or even years without any update on the website. As result cibercriminals will take advantage of this behaviour and the website will be part of the compromised website statistics. Web hosting providers -who play a key role in this scene- are not doing any effort to help with this problem.
Unmaskme project will be a public resource which will extract metadata from any website (either domain name or IP address, no resource) and will explain it in a brief summary. The extraction will be totally passive just like browsing the website, otherwise the tool couldn't be online for public use. It's based mainly on HTTP headers and metadata.
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| Name: OWASP Unmaskme Project (home page)
| Purpose: The goal of this tool is to raise security awareness among web owners in order to help decrease the constant rise of compromised websites.
Public resource which will extract metadata from any website (either domain name or IP address, no resource) and will explain it in a brief summary. The extraction will be totally passive just like browsing the website, otherwise the tool couldn't be online for public use. It's based mainly on HTTP headers and metadata. Some features of the tool are:
Easy to use, only enter a website address to see what's behind the scenes
Brief summary about the website configuration
Different report colours to highlight web security awareness
Detection of CMSs and versions (whatweb core)
Warnings about old software being exploited in the wild like joomla-1.5, RoR CVE-2013-0156...
Detection of hardening signs such as WAF, CDN, reverse proxy...
Detection of blacklisted websites by GoogleSafeBrowsing
Detection of suspicious iframes or hidden spam
Detection of defacements, directory listings, private IP address in comments...
Stats about general web security awareness and some details of compromised websites
PoC (Spanish): http://desenmascara.me
| License: GNU AGPL v3 License (similar to GPL but modified for use with web applications and web interfaces)
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