Active Directory is a phenomenon that comes about quite often during the security testing of large companies. It is all too common to come across not a single domain in a single forest, but rather a more interesting structure with more branches. So today we are going to focus on how to perform reconnaissance and study forest structures. We will also look at possibilities for increasing privileges. Then we will conclude by compromising an enterprise's entire forest!
The phrase "hacking utilities" has gradually come to acquire a negative meaning. Antivirus software teams curse them out, and users look down on them, placing them on a par with potential threats. But one can perform an audit and other relatively significant tasks simply from the browser, if it is prepared properly. In this article we take a look at the respective add-ons to Chrome, but one can find similar additions for Firefox as well.
How can we isolate suspicious processes in Windows and not destroy the OS? How can we create a reliable and Windows-compatible sandbox without hardware virtualization and kernel function hooking, but with the use of documented default OS security mechanisms? In this article we will be discussing the most common problems faced by sandbox developers (and, as a result, consumers). And of course we will also offer our own solutions.
Today we're going to try out a little spy experiment and gather data on the movements of someone important to us, say a girlfriend, child or grandparent. With their written consent to collect and process their information, of course!
A long time ago, we reviewed some devices which should be in any hacker's toolbox. One of these devices was a USB Rubber Ducky — a device which resembles a regular USB flash drive. When connected to a computer, it claims to be a keyboard and quickly enters all its commands. It's a pretty cool thing and very useful for pentests, but why pay 40 dollars or more if a regular USB flash drive can be taught the same tricks?
Nowadays the Russian segment of the Web is not dominated by CryptoWall or CTB-Locker, Russia has seen the formation of an "ecosystem" consisting of other types of ransom trojans, which generally don't enter the global arena. Today, we will learn about some of them and, as a bonus, we will briefly run through some "fashionable" trends in global ransomware.
The great problem for many pentests lies in the fact that any "charged" executable file created with Metasploit or other pentest frameworks can be tracked by any antivirus vendor. That is why a pentester has to find out a way to bypass antivirus software instead of going on with penetration. A lot of time is wasted on this task being performed from case to case. So, eventually, various tools for automation of this task started to appear; today we are going to review one of these cool tools, named Shellter.