Blog Posts Tagged with "Methodologies"

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The Female Social Lever

November 16, 2012 Added by:Will Tarkington

In my ongoing expose on Social Engineering techniques I bring to you one of my favorites I call “The Female Social Lever.” A technique that takes advantage of social geometry and complex female group hierarchy. For this example we are going to use a party because it is where I developed this particular technique...

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SMTP Dialects: How to Detect Bots Looking at SMTP Conversations

October 03, 2012 Added by:Gianluca Stringhini

We need new techniques to detect and block spam. Current techniques mostly fall in two categories: content analysis and origin analysis. Content analysis techniques look at what is being sent, and typically analyze the content of an email to see if it is indicative of spam...

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Social Engineering: What the Heck Was I Doing? Part 1

September 26, 2012 Added by:Will Tarkington

The method I used for this particular tactic was to monitor the conversational rhythm. Then inject into it and take it over allowing me to guide the conversation. The skill set that allows you to walk into a conversation and take it over can’t be understated...

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How to PWN Systems Through Group Policy Preferences

September 20, 2012 Added by:Jeff McCutchan

All users have read access to the SYSVOL share of the domain controller. Forget about password cracking or passing the hash, you just get the cleartext password. A simple search for “*.xml” in the SYSVOL share on the domain controller will show if your organization is vulnerable...

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How Practical is a Disconnected Network?

September 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Air-gapped networks are difficult to maintain, and what happens when you have to transfer data from that air-gapped network to somewhere else. What if you have to install printer drivers or update your anti-virus signatures? Doesn't sound so easy to do now, does it?

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Error Logs and Apollo 11: One Giant Step For Risk Management

September 09, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

Although Neil Armstrong is the hero of the Apollo 11 story, the planning, management, complexity and technology for the mission is often overlooked. Iit were not for testing and assessing risks associated with the systems the lunar landing would not have been a success...

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Let Me Out of Your .NET Work: Intro

September 05, 2012 Added by:Rob Fuller

The problem I find with these tools is that they are still straight TCP. I know most networks still allow some ports directly outbound and these tools are still quite valid. During the span between these two tools being released, MrB released a site that listens on all 65k ports...

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Network Security: Presence, Persistence, and Pivoting

August 08, 2012 Added by:Rob Fuller

Explaining what goes through an attackers head when they get a shell is virtually impossible, even more so to generalize into a methodology, but I’ve tried to do that with the "Three P’s of Post Exploitation” - they are in a certain order for a reason, but certainly up to circumstance to what order is best...

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DEUCE: Bypassing DLP with Cookies

July 19, 2012 Added by:f8lerror

DEUCE went from simple concept to a multi-encoding and encryption DLP bypass tool. The program simply takes an input file and creates a cookie for each line. DEUCE has the ability to encrypt via AES, hash with MD5 or use a custom multi-encode with a 3 times replacement cipher...

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A Step-by-Step Guide for Choosing the Best Scanner

July 16, 2012 Added by:Shay Chen

There hasn't been any independent methodology for evaluating web application vulnerability scanners in a while. The following is a comprehensive guide for choosing the best scanner based on conclusions from the 2012 benchmark study - a comparison of 10 crucial aspects of 60 web application vulnerability scanners...

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Misunderstanding Trust

June 20, 2012 Added by:Kevin W. Wall

I thought that most of the properties of trust were obvious, but was surprised to see someone in security quote a Microsoft software developer that “trust is not transitive”. Apparently there are still software and security engineers who misunderstand trust. I will attempt to clear up this misunderstanding...

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The Path to NoOps is Through the Cloud

June 12, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

So what is the single most valuable piece of technology that can push a development closer towards a NoOps methodology? I believe it's the adoption of cloud computing. While many of the security folks who read this blog are probably shaking their heads right about now, read on and let me convince you...

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Solving Problems from the Security Viewpoint

June 07, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

From experience, there are 3 clearly identified causes for poor adoption of well-intentioned security-built technology into everyday development and systems building... Let's take a look at them and see what can be done to raise the level of adoption from each case...

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA): A Critical Skill

May 24, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Recently at TakeDownCon I brought up a term during my offense keynote that I thought the audience would, and should, be familiar with. Unfortunately, when I asked who was familiar with Root Cause Analysis only a few hands out of the whole room went up. This was a bit distressing...

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NIST Workshop: The Technical Aspects of Botnets

May 16, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

NIST seeks to engage all stakeholders to identify the available and needed technologies and tools to recognize, prevent, and remediate botnets; explore current and future efforts to develop botnet metrics and methodologies for measuring and reporting botnet metrics over time...

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Hacking-Kung Fu: Aims and Objectives Part 2

May 06, 2012 Added by:Quintius Walker

A major aim of Kung-Fu Hacking training is System Security - or more so being able to secure your own systems. This ability to defend ourselves is a general asset, and has long-term benefits as more and more vulnerabilities become exploitable to the general public...

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