Scanning the Alexa Top 1M for .DS_Store files
Some readers may remember our Analysis of .git folders in the Alexa Top 1M. WIth our tools we were able to discover and retrieve (hidden) directories and files (even without directory listing). We developed a similar approach of uncovering hidden files again, but this time with the help of .DS_Store files. In this blogpost we will share the methodology, the resulting security implications as well as our results from scanning the Alexa Top 1M and how we could have obtained sensitive files from several websites.