A tool created by Positive Research, the research division of Positive Technologies, has been named one of the top five pieces of hacking research in 2012, by a panel of security industry experts.
The program created by Positive Research to simulate brute force attacks on PHPSESSID was voted into the number
four slot in the Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques list.
The team at Positive Research developed the brute force tool as a practical way of implementing the type of attacks on pseudo random number generators in PHP that were outlined in recent research published by George Argyros and Aggelos Kiayias.
Now in its seventh year, the Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques list encourages information sharing within the industry, provides a centralized knowledge-base, and recognizes researchers who contribute excellent work. An open community votes on the long list of nominees before the final 10 are selected by a distinguished group of security specialists.