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Sensitive Data Exposure (Tryhackme)

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Sensitive data exposure includes the following:

  • The vulnerability that developers make by exposing some unwanted information on the webpage.
  • It might be as trivial as showing the application version to be something as big as exposing the entire database in the web application.
  • Usually, the data will be exposed in the source code itself from the web page.

(It’s probably a general comment that the developer forgot to remove before deploying it. Or in the worst case it might be a honeypot to catch the hackers)

TryHackMe (OWASP TOP 10 [Task 11])

If this is your first time working on TryHackMe and you don’t know how to set it up then, check out the bonus resource section at the end.

Navigate to: → Task 11

Under the Login page source code


Download webapp.db


Let’s crack the password for username ‘admin’

Now head on to



  1. BurpSuite Setup
  2. OWASPBWA vulnerable machine
  3. OWASPBWA VM setup video

1. 30+ Standard Linux Commands for Beginner or Intermediate Users

2. Bug Bounty Hunting With Burp Suite (Intercept, Repeater & Intruder)

3. Broken Access Control (Tryhackme and Owaspbwa)

4. Html Injection (Tryhackme & Owaspbwa)

5. Command Injection (Tryhackme & Owaspbwa)

6. Website Enumeration and Information Gathering [Part 1]

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