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Security tools both offensive and defensive in nature.

Update GeoIP data for Splunk App

If you are using the GeoIP app for Splunk you will find that it has not been updated recently. The last update was June 2011. Following my recent post regarding the installation of Splunk on an Ubuntu based system I started to dig into this app and found that it is a simple matter to […]
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Install Splunk on Ubuntu in 5 mins

Splunk is a powerful log database that can be used for the analysis of any sort of log data through its easy to use search engine. Security logs, Syslog, Web server logs, and Windows logs are just the beginning. One of the great features of Splunk is that you can feed pretty much any log […]
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Firewalling Ubuntu with UFW for IPv4 + IPv6

Under Ubuntu, you can quickly build an iptables based firewall using the handy built-in firewall configuration tool UFW - Uncomplicated Firewall. Network architectures will vary, but if you are deploying Internet facing Servers you generally should be configuring a host-based firewall. It can protect listening services that don't need to be Internet accessible. In addition, […]
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Bro-IDS Ubuntu 16.04 Install & Tutorial

Bro IDS Installation under Ubuntu 16.04 Grab the required packages using apt. apt install cmake make gcc g++ flex bison libpcap-dev libssl-dev python-dev swig zlib1g-dev libgeoip-dev We have included the libgeoip-dev package as we are going to configure our installation with GeoIP support. wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCity.dat.gz wget http://geolite.maxmind.com/download/geoip/database/GeoLiteCityv6-beta/GeoLiteCityv6.dat.gz gzip -d GeoLiteCity.dat.gz gzip -d GeoLiteCityv6.dat.gz Move the […]
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Nessus, OpenVAS and Nexpose VS Metasploitable

In this high-level comparison of Nessus, Nexpose, and OpenVAS, I have not attempted a detailed metric based analysis. The reason being it would be time-consuming and difficult to get a conclusive result due to the large differences in detection and the categorization of vulnerabilities by the different solutions. I have chosen to target the 3 […]
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Bing Azure API with a simple Python script under Ubuntu

To use the Bing Azure Marketplace API from the command line in Ubuntu I used Python and the following method. No doubt there are many more ways to skin this cat but this got it working for me. With that I was able to integrate the results into my scans on HackerTarget.com. Background on the […]
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Egress Firewall Test

This guide outlines a method to quickly assess the egress traffic filtering of a firewall using the Nmap port scanner. Egress Traffic are connections that are initiated from within an organsiation / system to an external Internet host. Ingress Traffic are connections that are coming into a system, this is typically web servers, mail servers […]
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Webscarab and Ratproxy installation and chaining

In this mini tutorial we are going to use Webscarab and Ratproxy together in a chained fashion. This will enable passive testing of a web application by Ratproxy, with more active intercepting proxy testing to be done by Webscarab. For this reason we will run Ratproxy as the first hop in the proxy chain with […]
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Nessus 5 on Ubuntu 12.04 install and mini review

Having yet to play with Nessus 5, today I grabbed a copy and installed it into my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit system. Take note I am having a quick look at the product, not using it in a commercial manner as part of the work done by HackerTarget.com. This would require a professional feed license […]
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Install Rapid7’s Nexpose community edition

This is a quick overview of how to install Rapid 7 vulnerability scanner Nexpose on Ubuntu 12.04. Included is a very light review. There are different versions of the NeXpose engine, we will be using the community edition on 64 bit Linux. The company is more famous for its penetration testing framework Metasploit, so lets […]
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