How to Learn Really Fast! One of the hallmarks of my personality and best traits is that I'm a life-long-self-learner who has mastered and perfected the art of learning technology really fast. I have a very effective way of learning technologies rather quickly. This article is aimed at people who want to continuously grow...
Who to follow in InfoSec As I'm learning InfoSec to further expand my software development career and delve into DevOps I've found some very knowledgeable people to follow in the industry. These people range from penetration testers to OSINT, malware analysis, and ethical hackers. Penetration Testers...
CTF: HackDay Albania Bank Walkthrough This CTF challenge is fun and provides a lot of opportunities to work with SQL injection, writeable file abuse and is actually not that difficult but provides a lot of opportunity to practice skill sets. I really enjoyed this one. Tools & Techniques
Brute Forcing Forms with Hydra Hydra is more capable than just brute-forcing services, this tool can also brute force web forms. Dirb/DirBuster not returning anything? Change the user-agent. Some applications can be programmatically set up to deflect penetration testing. In...
Hardening ASP.NET Response Headers (Code) A reliable way to harden your ASP.NET web application is to remove and skew the response headers via code. This will throw off automated scans that are performing banner grabbing in an attempt to identify vulnerabilities. There are ways to do this in IIS, however, performing this in code...
SSH Tunneling When you need to access a server/client behind a firewall that doesn't allow port forwarding you can use SSH tunneling to bypass that if an SSH server is running. Pivoting is a sneaky technique that hackers use to access computers, servers, and services behind firewalls. These examples will use OpenSSH. I think...
Must Haves for the IT Professionals Over the years I've used some really cool devices and services and I find these all to be very useful tools that I personally must own. DeepCool So, I was a hacker party once and my friend was like, "You have...
Post Exploitation Recon I frequently experience dead-ends on the more difficult CTF boxes. I've found that once acquiring a reverse shell I need to do some extensive internal recon. Sometimes the service that will be vulnerable is hidden and you must find it. Here are some ideas...
Enumerating Samba/SMB Servers Unintentionally leaving port 445 open or misconfiguring Samba can risk catastrophic damage to a corporation. Enumerating the Samba/SMB port can return critical information about file shares, users, printers and network groups. This can be a cornerstone for brute forcing accounts and accessing unprotected Samba shares. enum4linux
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