Browser Red Pills: Why are you browsing my website from AWS Lambda?

Posted on January 17, 2021 in Security • Tagged with red pill, Bot, Advanced Bots, JavaScript, Puppeteer, Playwright • 10 min read

Advanced bots use modern browsers and automation frameworks such as puppeteer and playwright. It becomes increasingly hard to distinguish bots from real human traffic, therefore, new methods are required.


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Browser based Port Scanning with JavaScript

Posted on January 10, 2021 in Security • Tagged with browser, port scanning, JavaScript • 13 min read

In this article, various techniques to conduct port scanning from within the browser are developed. Modern JavaScript is used.


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Breaking the Google Audio reCAPTCHA with Google's own Speech to Text API

Posted on January 02, 2021 in Security • Tagged with uncaptcha3, ReCaptcha, Google, Speech to Text API • 2 min read

In this project, I make use of a method from early 2019 that demonstrates how to solve the Audio reCAPTCHA with Google's own Speech to Text API. This method still works, which is quite astonishing.


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Deploy an Express App with Nginx and forward real IP Address

Posted on December 31, 2020 in Tutorials • Tagged with express, nginx, reverse proxy, IP forward • 3 min read

In this tutorial it is demonstrated how an Express App is deployed with Nginx as reverse proxy. Static files are served with Nginx and the real IP address is forwarded to the Express app.


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Detecting uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus with JavaScript only

Posted on December 27, 2020 in JavaScript • Tagged with Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin, Adblock Detection, JavaScript • 5 min read

There are many resources in the Internet that show how to detect uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus. However, after some research, it became clear that most detection methods are unreliable and cease to exist after a while. In this blog article, a reliable detection method for uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus is demonstrated. No external libraries. Just plain and simple JavaScript.


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Behavioral Analysis: Recording Mouse Movements and other User Interactions with JavaScript

Posted on December 24, 2020 in Programming • Tagged with Behavioral Analysis, JavaScript, Analytics, Mouse, Touch Events, Mobile, visibilitychange • 10 min read

In this blog post, I will introduce a JavaScript library that allows to track various user interactions of website visitors. Several key problems that arise when creating a JavaScript analytics application will be discussed and solved in this blog post.


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