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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

SSH Examples, Tips & Tunnels

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.
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Two factor (2FA) SSH with Google Authenticator

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. […]
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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 administrator, 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. Discover relationships […]
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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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