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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

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 […]

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 focus on providing practical examples for how you can get started using tshark and begin carving valuable information from the […]

WordPress Security Testing with Nmap

With the popularity of WordPress as a publishing platform, security testing is an important part of ensuring the installation is secure. Nmap has a couple of NSE scripts specifically for the testing of WordPress installations. Using those scripts as a base I have developed a couple more that expand the capabilities of using Nmap to […]

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 […]

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. When compiling Nmap you will need to have the libssl-dev package installed as Nmap nse […]

List all IPs in Subnet with Nmap

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 Nmap done: 4 IP addresses (0 hosts up) scanned in 0.00 seconds In the second example the results are piped […]

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 […]

Testing Heartbleed with the Nmap NSE script

Everywhere is buzzing with news of the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL. If you are living under a rock and have missed it just turn on the mainstream news. Not that you will get much detail there... this is a quick tutorial to show you how to test for the vulnerability using a handy Nmap NSE […]

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. Take a look at our FREE WordPress testing tool. The easiest way to discover a range […]

Defending WordPress with OSSEC

In a recent 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. Note that using OSSEC requires you to have full control of your server, generally this means either hosting on a dedicated […]