What is Broken Link Hijacking?
Often on websites we are presented with some buttons which are hyperlinked with external services such as social network buttons and on clicking those links user is redirected to the social media profiles of the company.
BrokenLink: Sometimes the links are broken means there is always some profile IDs to identify the profile of a person or a company page you are visiting but the profile does not exist or page is not found.
I recently found BrokenLink Hijacking issue so let’s discuss about it and get started.
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I was hunting on a private program and could not find much bugs on it so I started looking for low hanging issues.
While Scrolling the application I clicked on social media buttons present on the application (Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , Linkedin) to my surprise
I found that there is an issue with the Linkedin account of the company.
The url presented to me was having numeric id at the end and the profile was not available.
Since the url was having “/in/id” which means this is the account not the page.
So, I immediately signed up for one testing account on Linkedin and got some random url for my account.
I was aware that we can customise the URL of our profile
How to do that ?
login > settings&Privacy > Visibility > Edit your public profile
You will see an option of Edit your custom url at the right side.
I just edited the url and inserted 12345 (Id of the account which was linked with target website) and claimed the URL.
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