Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Bots Plague Ticketing Industry
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/7/2019 | 7:20:02 AM
Re: External Requests
For comparison, I remember when my father's company subscribed to the old Sabre system for reservations and had an ancient (by today's standards) Western Union terminal (keyboard, roll of paper) in the office.  It was totally secure not only because there were not threats back then but it was so basic.  As we have gotten more complex we have sacrificed speed and covenience for security.  There is alot to be said for DOS 6.22 in some ways.  i could build a machine and do most of my basic work sans internet and you can just TURN IT OFF without shutdown.  (Side note - remember parking the heads? )
schopj
50%
50%
schopj,
User Rank: Strategist
2/28/2019 | 1:06:57 PM
Re: External Requests
How exactly would Ticket Master restrict ticketing to only internal entities?  We're not talking about internal ticketing systems, we're talking about concert and airline ticket sales online getting hit with bots.  
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
2/28/2019 | 12:56:18 PM
External Requests
I would imagine this is prevalent for ticketing systems that allow external entities to submit requests. If you restrict ticketing to only internal entities and trusted clients you will see a downturn in this activity.

If you are seeing bot traffic originate internally then you have bigger problems.


When It Comes To Security Tools, More Isn't More
Lamont Orange, Chief Information Security Officer at Netskope,  1/11/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2020: The Year in Security
Download this Tech Digest for a look at the biggest security stories that - so far - have shaped a very strange and stressful year.
Flash Poll
Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises
Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises
COVID-19 has created a new IT paradigm in the enterprise -- and a new level of cybersecurity risk. This report offers a look at how enterprises are assessing and managing cyber-risk under the new normal.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-23836
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
An issue was discovered in flatCore before 2.0.0 build 139. A stored XSS vulnerability was identified in the prefs_smtp_psw HTTP request body parameter for the acp interface. An admin user can inject malicious client-side script into the affected parameter without any form of input sanitization. The...
CVE-2021-23837
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
An issue was discovered in flatCore before 2.0.0 build 139. A time-based blind SQL injection was identified in the selected_folder HTTP request body parameter for the acp interface. The affected parameter (which retrieves the file contents of the specified folder) was found to be accepting malicious...
CVE-2021-23838
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
An issue was discovered in flatCore before 2.0.0 build 139. A reflected XSS vulnerability was identified in the media_filter HTTP request body parameter for the acp interface. The affected parameter accepts malicious client-side script without proper input sanitization. For example, a malicious user...
CVE-2020-35581
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) issue in Envira Gallery Lite before 1.8.3.3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript/HTML code via a POST /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php request with the meta[title] parameter.
CVE-2020-35582
PUBLISHED: 2021-01-15
A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) issue in Envira Gallery Lite before 1.8.3.3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript/HTML code via a POST /wp-admin/post.php request with the post_title parameter.