Items Tagged with "Hacking"


Practice Linux Penetration Testing Skills with Metasploitable

May 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Okay, you have been reading up on computer security, and even played around with Backtrack some. You have been gaining some penetration testing skills, but now you want to try them out. What do you do? There are several sites that exist that allow you to (legally) test your abilities...

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Hacking-Kung Fu: Aims and Objectives Part 2

May 06, 2012 Added by:Quintius Walker

A major aim of Kung-Fu Hacking training is System Security - or more so being able to secure your own systems. This ability to defend ourselves is a general asset, and has long-term benefits as more and more vulnerabilities become exploitable to the general public...

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Fear and Loathing in Infosec: The Black Mass

May 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Gesticulating and making odd sounds, the hackers milled and jerked around like some strange species of black raptors. Babbling incoherently about arcane knowledge in the hopes of one upping the other hapless technoweens in the room....

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Advanced Methods of Bypassing Website Security

May 01, 2012

There are many methods of defense which admins use to block access to their sites or to the parts of the site's functionality. Among such methods there are use of CAPTCHAs and blocking by IP. But not all such methods are reliable enough, and there are ways to bypass them...

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Using Interface Devices for Network Penetration Testing

April 26, 2012

Javvad Malik caught up with Nikhil Mittal at Black Hat Europe 2012 to talk about some human interface technology and their use in network penetration testing. Javvad's coverage of Black Hat Europe courtesy of Infosec Island and NETpeas...

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Recovering Windows Passwords Remotely in Plain Text

April 26, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

There has been a lot of buzz across the web the last few months about a program called “Mimikatz”. It is an interesting program that allows you to recover Windows passwords from a system in clear text. The passwords for anyone who has logged into a machine can be displayed...

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Observations on Lack of Research in Social Engineering

April 19, 2012 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

The attack was performed by multiple phone calls which created contact with multiple targets. Each call was a probing attempt to collect as much information possible. The first and second stage of the attack was aimed at the same targets but with several days delay between stages...

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Security BSides Chicago 2012 Presentation Lineup

April 19, 2012 Added by:Security BSides

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. You don’t want to miss it...

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Hacking-Kung Fu: Aims and Objectives

April 15, 2012 Added by:Quintius Walker

Understanding Kung Fu-Hacking enables you to realize that there is more to it than merely learning form or exploits. Understanding will lead you, if you are still not able to defend yourself in real world situations or compromise systems outside lab environments, to ask why...

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Javvad Malik Interviews Steve Lord at Black Hat EU 2012

April 10, 2012

Steve Lord, penetration tester extraordinaire and co-founder of 44Con, was at Black Hat Europe 2012 to talk about compromising MiFi (portable WiFi) devices to use for nefarious and not so nefarious purposes. But mainly for nefarious purposes (insert manic laughter)...

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Governments and Gaming Platforms: It's Time for Warfare

April 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The U.S. Navy has reported that scope of the project is to hack into consoles to access to sensitive information exchanged through their messaging services. They have offered guarantees that the spying technology will be used only on nations overseas...

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OWASP Releases Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) 1.4.0

April 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is an easy to use integrated penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications... ZAP provides automated scanners as well as a set of tools that allow you to find security vulnerabilities manually..."

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EU: Possession of Hacking Tools to Become a Criminal Offense

April 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Cyber attacks on IT systems would become a criminal offense punishable by at least two years in prison throughout the EU under a draft law backed by the Civil Liberties Committee. Possessing or distributing hacking software and tools would also be an offense...

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CyberPatriot Announces National Championship Winners

March 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“CyberPatriot has introduced the area of cyber defense to tens of thousands of students across the country, and they’ve embraced the opportunity to learn and develop the skills to be successful in a field critical to America,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner...

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Cyber Attacks are Fastest Growing National Security Threat

March 22, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

Cybercrime is a relatively new phenomenon but because of its recent scale and game-changing implications for both government and industry it is rapidly becoming the dominant risk theme of the 21st century. The opportunity for cyber attacks grows daily...

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Network Footprinting: Finding Your Target

March 21, 2012

Network footprinting is perhaps the first active step in the recognizance phase of an external network security engagement. This phase is often highly automated and the techniques can be easily applied in a general fashion across a broad range of targets...

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