DNS Enumeration Searching for DNS records and DNS related information is an important part of reconnaissance for a penetration tester. Obtaining information regarding DNS servers and DNS records provides the Pen Tester/Red Team/Attacker with a deeper understanding of the organisations network. With DNS it is not a 'one tool fits all' situation. You will need […]
Building a network-based intrusion detection capability can be done in just 5 minutes. Install Suricata to monitor network traffic and look for security events that can indicate an attack or compromise. Suricata is based around the Snort IDS system, with a number of improvements. Suricata performs multi-threaded analysis, natively decode network streams, and assemble files […]
These three enumeration techniques are a very fast way to identify users of a WordPress installation. With valid usernames effective brute force attacks can be attempted to guess the password of the user accounts. WordPress User Enumeration via Author Archives Finding users by iterating through the author archives is a common technique that works in […]
In the beginning there were Google Dorks, as far back as 2002 security researchers discovered specific Google queries revealed Internet-connected devices. Seventeen years later, it is still possible to find thousands of unsecured remotely accessible security cameras and printers via simple Google searches. Now, using search engines such as Shodan.io and Censys.io, it has become […]
Practical SSH examples to take your remote system admin game to the next level. Commands and tips to not only use SSH but master ways to move around the network. Knowing a few ssh tricks will benefit any system administrator, network engineer or security professional.
Configuring two factor authentication on SSH is actually quite straightforward. Using Google Authenticator we can get setup and running in about 8 minutes. If we were to use another method such as a hardware based token we would have to wait for delivery of the token (for example YubiKey) - that would take way longer. […]
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 administrator, network engineer or security professional.
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 […]
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. Discover relationships […]
What is Cowrie 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 get a better understanding of the attackers tools, tactics, and procedures - TTPs. TTPs being a term that is increasingly being […]