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7 Nmap NSE Scripts for Recon

As with any security testing, make sure you fully understand what the script will do and how it might affect a target system. Only test systems you have permission to scan! Information Gathering 1. DNS Brute Force Find sub-domains with this script. Detecting sub-domains associated with an organizations domain can reveal new targets when performing […]
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Parse Nmap XML to get SSL Certificate details

Extract SSL certificate details from a range of IP addresses using Nmap XML and a simple python script. The python script parses the Nmap XML output from the ssl-cert.nse script and produces csv output with the target SSL certificate details. libssl-dev package When compiling Nmap you need the libssl-dev package installed. Nmap nse scripts such […]
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List all IPs in Subnet with Nmap

-sL  -n Below we have listed the IP addresses in the target subnet -sL with no reverse DNS lookups -n testsystem:~$ nmap -sL -n 192.168.1.0/30 Starting Nmap 6.25 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2014-05-17 23:33 EST Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.0 Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.1 Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.2 Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.3 […]
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500K HTTP Headers

Recently we crawled the Top 500K sites (as ranked by Alexa). Following requests from readers we are making available the HTTP Headers for research purposes. Download Headers (75MB) The publication of the statistics of WordPress usage is an example of the research that can be conducted. It is possible to determine Web Applications, Web Servers, […]
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Install OpenVAS 7 on Ubuntu 14.04

Get started with OpenVAS version 7 with this straight forward installation guide. Ubuntu 14.04 is a LTS release meaning it is a good option for any server including an OpenVAS vulnerability scanning server.  Update - jump to latest install OpenVas version 9 on Ubuntu 16.04 released 2017. A nice change in the latest version of […]
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WPScan Install on Ubuntu

WPScan can test a WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities. The tool is a black box scanner, it allows remote testing of a WordPress installation. Find vulnerable plugins and themes, security configuration issues and attack users by brute forcing passwords. Installation on Ubuntu Linux is pretty straight forward and you will be up and running in […]
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Defending WordPress with OSSEC

In a previous post, I covered the ways a WordPress site can be attacked. Using the open source OSSEC the majority of those attacks can be detected and even blocked at the system level. OSSEC is a host based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). It can also be installed as an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) as […]
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Attacking & Securing WordPress

Learn the tips and techniques used to attack and break into WordPress based websites. With knowledge of these hacker techniques, you will be better prepared to keep your sites secure. Penetration testers or red teams wishing to exploit WordPress targets will also find helpful pointers in this guide. Enumeration (Recon) 1. WordPress Core Version Enumeration […]
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