Can I use scripts to block other script or block/rewirte HTTP requests?

I’m building a personal website using this premade Enterprise-class CMS because it has both the blogging and wiki/docs parts in one package, it’s not as gorgeous as a WordPress site can get but it’s got a ton of management tools and then some. Plus, I’ve invested on it already and got it looking pretty good for an Enterprise CMS––actually it ain’t that bad even compared against the blogging CMSes.

There’s a big issue with it though: analytics. They are disabled on the backend but the code still loads in every page and I found out that HTTP POST requests are made to a REST endpoint, fortunately all within the domain (although this might be because my reverse-proxy, HAProxy, injects Content Security Policy headers so no requests outside of my domains are allowed) and in the same proxy those REST calls are blocked so they never make it to the server and finally the server itself is blocked from connecting to the Internet on its own so it can’t ever phone home to upload stuff.

Only doing all of this I feel I feel confident about visitor (and my own) privacy and I would leave it at that except for the fact that those REST calls have the word "analytics" right on the URL therefore privacy tools like uBlock Origin flag them on a site with otherwise perfect privacy score.

The CMS allows to put in some code in sections on it, I’m already using code put in the end of the body section to hide the login section back up in the header section, not needed on a personal site. It’s a something like:

<script> jQuery('#sectionid').hide(); </script> 

So I’m thinking about using something like that to either block loading the analytics script’s module I guess it’s called, or perform a function similarly to a CSP, forbid the page to make HTTP requests to that address thus uBlock Origin won’t flag my site. I tried blocking the script from being requested altogether but it’s in some form of multiplexed request with other scripts (as you may tell by now; I know nothing about code) and they are loaded lumped together in batch.js files breaking the site with it when blocked. I found about all of this (and the concept of minify) after a couple of hours viewing logs and analyzing the code with the developer tools on different browsers. Didn’t fix a thing but at least I didn’t break things* and I got an idea on how to proceed.

I also found this resource://gre thing:

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…and I am begging that "gre" doesn’t mean what it means in the networking world, y’know–a tunnel, because I’d have to dump the CMS and start looking again. I’ll leave that for later though.

Is there some code to block other code or block/rewrite requests? I have other servers from where I can easily server the code if it can’t be out inline. Any suggestion is welcome.

BTW those last sentences sound like dev talk, at least to me a little, but it’s only what I’ve learned from using a proxy–I really know no code.

*: actually I did break some stuff but thankfully virtualization saved me: I snapshoot (snapshotted?) back in time.

Redirect to subdomain not working when specifying http scheme

I’ve recently uploaded a website on a domain. Using the domain registrar (NameCheap) I’ve also applied a 301 redirect rule so that going to "@" (for example example.com) will redirect to www.example.com.

However, I noticed that if I specify the http scheme like so – http://example.com I get redirected to https://example.com, and get an ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error.

What’s the reason for that and how can it be fixed? Am I doing some things wrong?

I’ll mention that at first the 301 rule did not work when I specified to go to https://www.example.com, and only after replacing the https with regular http did it work (although when visiting the site, I still see in the URL that it is in fact using https).

I am receiving a pluggable.php warning sign on my only http:// page

I just recently shared a link to my site ysing he http but instead of redirecting, i just displays this:

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/thecmltm/public_html/index.php:1) in /home/thecmltm/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 1281

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/thecmltm/public_html/index.php:1) in /home/thecmltm/public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 1284

I have searched all over the web but they all talk about function.php or wp_configure.php but that is not what my problem is. I have tried editing the index.php but nothing is wrong with it.

Please help me. Thanks in advance!

Can a webpage differ in content if ‘http’ is changed to ‘https’ or if ‘www.’ is added after ‘http://’ (or ‘https://’)?

When I use the Python package newspaper3k package and run the code

import newspaper paper = newspaper.build('http://abcnews.com', memoize_articles=False) for url in paper.article_urls():     print(url) 

I get a list of URLs for articles that I can download, in which both these URLs exist

  • http://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-transferred-animals-humans-scientists-answer/story?id=73055380
  • https://abcnews.go.com/Health/coronavirus-transferred-animals-humans-scientists-answer/story?id=73055380

As can be seen, the only difference between the two URLs is the s in https.

The question is, can the webpage content differ simply because an s is added to http? If I scrape a news source (in this case http://abcnews.com), do I need to download both articles to be sure I don’t miss any article, or are they guaranteed to have the same content so that I can download only one of them?

I have also noticed that some URLs also are duplicated by adding www. after the http:// (or https://). I have the same question here: Can this small change cause the webpage content to differ, and is this something I should take into account or can I simply ignore one of these two URLs?

HTTP Request Smuggling Basics

I am currently trying to learn HTTP Request Smuggling vulnerability to furthermore enhance my pen testing skill. I have watched a couple of videos on Youtube and read articles online regarding it but still have a couple of questions in mind. Question:

  • What are the attack vectors of HTTP Req Smuggling (Where should I look)?
  • What is the main way to provide PoC to companies with high traffic? I know that HTTP Smuggling could possibly steal people’s cookie, can this be used for the PoC or is this illegal?
  • Can this or other vulnerability be chained together? (e.g. self-xss & csrf)

Thank you everyone!

How to decide to use, then how to use an http gofile.me url in an email, explained to a five year old?

I’m terrified of clicking on links in emails, and yet a colleague insists I do.

When I receive an email in my gmail account that contains links of the form http://gofile.me/xxxxx/yyyyyyyyy along with its password, apparently sent from someone I know and expect it from, and who has supplied the password for the link to their NAS right next to it, should I try to overcome my fear of clicking on links in emails and consider clicking on it as at least fairly safe? Should I instead copy it paste it in a new tab?

The idea is that the document is evolving so the link will provide the latest version, but should I insist the colleague email me the document directly?

tl;dr: Should I

  1. click url
  2. copy/paste url in new tab
  3. balk, request document be emailed each time

If possible, can an answer be written in simple language?

Cropped, blanked out screenshot from email I received in my gmail:

partial screenshot of emailed urls

How to send SQL or HTML data over HTTP without triggering WAF rules?

I’m working on securing an application that receives SQL and HTML-like information that is actually proprietry formulas in some cases, and parts of XML documents in other cases.

So the WAF thinks some HTTP requests are SQL or HTML injection attacks while they actually aren’t.

So how can I send these formulas and XML informaiton without triggering those WAF rules? I tried encoding the data but that didn’t work.