Question of the day 01/09, Cybersecurity Edition


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Today we inaugurate a new "Question of the day" that will last throughout the month of September. Cybersecurity talking, of course.

We have to thank @Geoff Burke  who inaugurated this trend on the community.

Every day I'll share a question and, to answer it, you'll have to comment with the answer you think is correct and, if you like, why you thought so.
The ultimate goal is to bring valuable content to this community.

Hope you will enjoy.

Let's start.

 


Which of these tools provides, with a GET request to a webserver, the minimum amount of information related about the source client without any configuration?

  • netcat
  • curl
  • wget
  • mfsconsole
  • burpsuite
     

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Thanks all of you guys @Chris.Childerhose @Geoff Burke @JMeixner @dips @Link State @Stabz 😎

Curl and wget send this: "User-Agent: curl/version” and  "User-Agent: Wget/version”

Correct answer is Netcat.

Netcat doesn’t send anything to server, all parameters are blank.

Command:

nc www.google.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1

 

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Thanks all of you guys @Chris.Childerhose @Geoff Burke @JMeixner @dips @Link State @Stabz 😎

Curl and wget send this: "User-Agent: curl/version” and  "User-Agent: Wget/version”

Correct answer is Netcat.

Netcat doesn’t send anything to server, all parameters are blank.

Command:

nc www.google.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1

 

ahh, definitely learnt something new today!

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Thanks all of you guys @Chris.Childerhose @Geoff Burke @JMeixner @dips @Link State @Stabz 😎

Curl and wget send this: "User-Agent: curl/version” and  "User-Agent: Wget/version”

Correct answer is Netcat.

Netcat doesn’t send anything to server, all parameters are blank.

Command:

nc www.google.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1

 

ahh, definitely learnt something new today!

+1 ! Same for me

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Great idea @marcofabbri 

I’m going with curl

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burpsuite ? :)

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Curl 😎

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curl :) by the way great idea. The main issue is time but even if it becomes once or twice a week that is great. I am going to get back to my kubetask later today. 

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I am going with CURL also.  😎

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Ok, thanks for the explanation 😎

Definitely learned something new….

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wget?

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I’m doubt between curl and wget.

My bet is on curl.

 

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Thanks for clarifying and the answer.

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