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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

Tcpdump Examples

Practical tcpdump examples to lift your network troubleshooting and security testing game. Commands and tips to not only use tcpdump but master ways to know your network. Knowing tcpdump is an essential skill that will come in handy for any system adminstrator, network engineer or security professional.
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Wireshark Tutorial and Cheat Sheet

Examples to Understand the Power of Wireshark Wireshark can be useful for many different tasks, whether you are a network engineer, security professional or system administrator. Here are a few example use cases: Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Visually understand packet loss Review TCP retransmission Graph high latency packet responses Examination of Application Layer Sessions (even when […]
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Maltego Transforms

Creating Local Maltego Transforms for our DNS reconnaissance tools has been on my to do list for a while now. I am happy to say they are now available and it is a sweet way to perform infrastructure mapping from a domain. What is Maltego? Maltego is a cross platform application, for performing link analysis. […]
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Cowrie Honeypot on Ubuntu

Cowrie is the new fork of the Kippo Honeypot. It has been updated with new features and provides emulation that records the session of an attacker. With this session recording you are able to get a better understanding of the attackers tools, tactics and procedures (TTPs). A term that is increasing being used in Cyber […]
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OSSEC Introduction and Installation Guide

OSSEC is a Host Based Intrusion Detection and Prevention system. Best practice security management calls for a layered approach to security; security vulnerability scanning, a firewall, strong passwords, patch management and intrusion detection capabilities are all important layers. Using a HIDS allows you to have real time visibility into what security events are taking place […]
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Internet Wide Scanning – Remote access granted

In the beginning there were Google Dorks, by using specific Google search queries it is still possible to find thousands of unsecured remotely accessible security cameras and printers. Now with search engines such as Shodan.io and Censys.io finding open devices on the Internet has gone to the next level. Google dorks work because Google happened […]
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15 Essential Open Source Security Tools

There are thousands of open source security tools with both defensive and offensive security capabilities.  Updated in 2017 to include an additional 5 essential security tools. The following are 10 15 essential security tools that will help you to secure your systems and networks. These open source security tools have been given the essential rating […]
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OpenVAS 9 install on Ubuntu 16.04

If you are installing OpenVAS into an Ubuntu virtual machine I suggest adding as much CPU as you can as this will speed up your scan times. A suggested minimum is 8GB of RAM and 4 cores. An interesting new feature mentioned in the latest release is the development towards build a distributed system for […]
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16 Offensive Security Tools for SysAdmins

Offensive security tools are used by security professionals for testing and demonstrating security weakness. Systems Administrators and other IT professionals will benefit from having an understanding of at least the capabilities of these tools. Benefits include preparing systems to defend against these types of attacks and being able to identify the attacks in the case […]
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Enable OSSEC Active Response

Many OSSEC users start of running with active response disabled to ensure that the OSSEC agent does not affect the server especially when running in a live production environment. Once you have an understanding of the number of alerts and types of alerts you are seeing, it is a good idea to enable active response. […]
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