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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

Cowrie Honeypot on Ubuntu

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 […]
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20 Open Source Security Tools for Blue Teams

20 Essential tools for Blue Teams   1. Nmap   2. OpenVAS   3. OSSEC   4. Security Onion   5. Metasploit Framework   6. OpenSSH   7. Wireshark   8. Kali Linux   9. Nikto 10. Yara 11. Arkime (formerly Moloch) 12. ZEEK (formerly Bro-IDS) 13. Snort 14. OSQuery 15. GRR - Google Rapid Response 16. ClamAV 17. Velociraptor 18. ELK Stack | […]
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OpenVAS 9 install on Ubuntu 16.04

If you are installing OpenVAS into a 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 feature mentioned in the latest release is the development towards building a distributed system for large […]
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16 Offensive Security Tools for SysAdmins

Security Professionals use Offensive security tools for testing and demonstrating security weaknesses. Systems Administrators and other IT professionals will benefit from having an understanding of 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 of an incident. This […]
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Enable OSSEC Active Response

Many OSSEC users start with Active response disabled to ensure the OSSEC agent does not affect the server, especially when running in a live production environment. However, 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. Blocking is […]
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Proxy your Phone to Burp

In this guide we configure Burp Suite to proxy all the traffic from your phone, tablet or other wifi device. As a bonus you will also have full access to all the WIFI packets for consumption by Wireshark or your traffic analysis tool of choice.  Use this traffic analysis technique to hunt bug bounties in […]
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Exploring the Hacker Tools of Mr Robot

The debut season of Mr Robot has received a nod from the security focused twitters for its attempts at trying to keep things for the most part realistic. In the episodes so far, we have seen hacker types communicating using IRC, there are Linux boxes as far as the eye can see, and the main […]
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Quietly Mapping the Network Attack Surface

When assessing the network security of an organization it is important to understand the breadth of the attack surface. A single forgotten host or web application in the network will often become the initial foothold for an attacker. Passively Mapping the Network Attack Surface Using open source intelligence (OSINT) techniques and tools it is possible […]
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tshark tutorial and filter examples

tshark is a packet capture tool that also has powerful reading and parsing features for pcap analysis. Rather than repeat the information in the extensive man page and on the wireshark.org documentation archive, I will provide practical examples to get you started using tshark and begin carving valuable information from the wire. Tshark examples Use […]
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