An attempt to penetrate a system's security in an effort to evaluate the protections in place.

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Penetration testing preventive or detective control?

I have always wondered if penetration testing is a preventive or detective control. My view is that it is both preventive (preventive as it scans for vulnerabilities, which can be fixed to prevent ...
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Smart Token Security Test

I have a question. One of my colleague gave me a Smart Token which consists of public/private key inside and asked me if I can test its security. I said it should be tested in a equipped lab for ...
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How do I continue pentesting with access to local station?

I started learning hobbyist penetration testing a while ago, and as far as penetrating a computer I have physical access to, all is good. Mainly using Hiren bootCD, it is easy to gain access to an ...
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How to simulate man in the middle attack in android emulator?

I am new to pen-testing. Yesterday i analysed one android application using dex2jar application and i saw an android application implemented https connection using empty trust manager. class miTM ...
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Replacement for DVL (Damn Vulnerable Linux)?

I've recently spotted that DVL (Damn Vulnerable Linux) has gone inactive. My first question is what happened to cause them to stop releasing it? Secondly, I have found some references to other ...
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Getting Started In Information Security field [duplicate]

I want to become a pen tester/ethical hacker,what should I do in the beginning? (I'm new to information security ,i have basic knowledge in python,will it be okay if I take CEH course,Any help is ...
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Does the EICAR test work on Linux based antivirus scanners?

Does the EICAR antivirus test work on antivirus scanners for Linux? The EICAR test is described in more detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file The reason I ask is that it requests ...
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what is path for a software developer to gain some experience in Information Security [duplicate]

What is path for a software developer to gain some experience in Information Security or to switch a day job for being a full time web developer to Security analyst or Pen tester or Ethical hacker. ...
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Is the Java programming language used for penetration testing in practice ? If so, does the same apply to C#?

Is the Java programming language used for penetration testing in practice ? I've wondered whether Java is used or can be used for penetration testing in the field (people write pentesting suites ...
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Proxychains + nmap = segmentation fault

If I try the sV (service detection) flag in nmap run via proxychains (socks5 server) it appears to give me a segmentation fault message:- root@kali:~# proxychains nmap -n -sT -Pn X.X.X.X -p ...
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Penetration testing's terms of agreement template

My company is going to start to provide penetration testing services pretty soon, in fact, we are just missing the legal aspects of it. I'm wondering if is there any template which states the most ...
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Is Pentesting now all about running Tools? [duplicate]

is Pentesting now just about running tools like Nessus and creating a report based on it ? and not actually exploiting anything on your own based on the Agreement ?
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Tools to make a security researchers life easier - tracking vulnerability research [closed]

I've been a developer for quite some time, and as part of my on-going learning process I've learnt how to spot and remedy broken (and insecure) code written by others. Recently, I've found myself ...
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Pivoting without meterpreter [closed]

Is there any way other than Meterpreter to pivot into the network? If yes, then please guide. I already know about Meterpreter, just want to know manual methods other than this.
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How to intercept requests/responses from Smart Phone while surfing internet?

I have used Burp Suite Penetration testing tool in my computer to intercept requests.Assume that I am using Smart Phone. So Is it possible to intercept my smart phone requests into my computer?
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How do I report a vulnerability? [closed]

How would I report an international security vulnerability which could cause a lot of damage? I am asking how & where I would report this vulnerability, not now to create a simple vulnerability. ...
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OWASP Zap proxy Fuzz XSS pentest against REST API

I am looking to PEN test my application against XSS attacks. The application is a REST API... As such when you POST some JSON to /cart/add to see the result of that attack you would need to GET ...
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is there a way to indirectly uncharge rapidly a coin cell to defeat an anti tampering mechanism?

An anti tampering mechanism of a device relay on detect tampering mechanism when the device is powered down using the energy provided internally by a coin cell. Is there a way to uncharge rapidly a ...
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Hacking own computer [closed]

Ok I've worked with some penetration testing but it's all done in house where I work at on a secure network to secure servers and work stations before being deployed. But my question here is kind of ...
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How to perform penetration testing of Blackberry mobile applications?

I wish to start with blackberry mobile application penetration testing. I researched on net but no "in-depth" knowledge is available. Here is a good article but not much is covered. ...
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Content of a penetration testing authorization

Recently I conducted a penetration testing where I used the following text as authorization: Penetration testing authorization During a penetration testing is possible that: The ...
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Given an IP address can you ssh into /tmp without password?

I'm a Software Engineer, but I have no experience in security, so i'm trying to learn by doing (woot Experiential learning!). I know that the permission settings on the tmp folder are very relaxed. ...
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Root from Database to OS

One of my friends rents a VPS on which he runs around 20 websites, some of them for small businesses. He has been having some security issues and has asked me to help assess the vulnerability of his ...
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Choosing the Path in IT Security [closed]

I graduated last year from an Informatics and Security degree program. This program was taken in a Canadian college. It equipped me with the basic security knowledge in all fields; networks, systems ...
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Where do I get “Mercury” by MWR InfoSecurity? [closed]

Mercury is a really great tool for android pen-testing as well as android forensics. However, they stopped its development and now I get redirected to some product called drozer. Does anyone know ...
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Ruby resources for Penetration testing/testers and ethical hackers

I'm wondering if there is a place where I can find up-to-date information regarding ethical hacking with Ruby. I do find lot of Python information, which is OK, but I have 4 years of experience coding ...
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What are shodan's IP addresses? [duplicate]

I'm attempted to eliminate a lot of the malicious traffic on my webserver as possible. In doing so I have performed a few tests and found that when my server is not listed on shodan there are no port ...
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SQL injection is possible but selected queries not working

I'm black-box testing an application which uses java spring framework and MySQL in the back-end. When I insert a single quote (') in a text box field, the server returns a HTTP status code 500 ...
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Server SSLv2 enabled on non-webservers

Using Nessus I'm scanning our internal network for vulnerabilities and exploits. I've found a large number of instances where SSLv2 is enabled and is as a result, being flagged as a vulnerability. I ...
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Cracking a web form based logon with hydra [closed]

How do I have to use hydra on a web form? What I have done so far: I already successfully used hydra on a folder with an HTTP authentication: http://localhost/test/authtest/ with user admin and ...
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How do you capture ALL the traffic from an Android app?

I want to capture all the traffic from an Android app for its pen-testing. How do I do that? Here's what I've already tried: I installed the app on an emulator and started the emulator with a ...
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Do actual penetration testers actually use tools like metasploit?

I've played around with metasploit simply as a hobby but am wondering if actual pentesters and/or hackers actually use metasploit to get into systems or do they write their own post exploitation ...
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Practicing pentesting locally

After watching videos and downloading just about every possible pen-testing tool out there to play around with and learn. How do you setup test beds and practice scenarios to crack? With RE people ...
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Are there any tools/methods to probe a web app from diffferent IPs?

I am currently reading "Metasploit: The Penetration Tester's Guide" and I came across the following paragraph in the book (in the 1st chapter) During intelligence gathering, you attempt to ...
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Resources for pentesting cloud based services/web-apps?

I want to know about some of the good resources for pen-testing cloud based services or web-apps (such as AWS). I googled for it but there are really few good resources out there. For example, I liked ...
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What exactly does one get from a Nmap Scan?

I know nmap is a port scanner and its output shows all the open ports, the services running on those ports, the underlying OS and technology, etc. What should one take from this result in easiest ...
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Manipulating data during a MiTM

I'm trying to learn some attack methods by myself and I have hit a wall where I can't find any information. I have successfully performed an ARP MiTM between 2 systems and I am able to sniff the ...
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Penetration testing real-life practice

I see a lot of similar question but my is different. I had done a lot of challenges like Kioptrix and De-ice. But I'm not sure that this is real life pen testing. I mean this is so simple only nmap ...
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Syllabus for self-studying information security and Pentesting [closed]

I'm someone who's distant, industry-wise, from technology. I'm actually in the medical field. That said, I'm very interested in technology and specifically in information security. I'd like to make a ...
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HTTPS site not being captured by BURP

I am testing a website, basically mapping the site using burpsuite. But there is one link(https) that I can not process while the proxy on firefox is enabled. It asks me for certificates and when I ...
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Since when Access-Control-Allow-Credentials is required?

About several years ago I found a website during a pentest which had the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header set to "*". I made a POC to get the response of a webpage from an untrusted domain. The goal ...
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Some queries regarding SQL injection

[I'm not really sure if I should be posting this on SO or here. I think my questions might be answered if I have had a good experience with MySQL. But, I don't. So probably, most of you will ...
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Testing Basic Authentication with ncrack

I'm conducting some basic pen testing against a page protected with Basic Authentication. I've sucessfully tested with Medusa and Hydra but am struggling to get the syntax correct for ncrack. the ...
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Changing the string format of Burp generated certificates

The certificate verification in a piece of software I'm poking uses UTF-8 encoded strings to verify the certificate's host name. Certificates generated by Burp suite, however, use the custom type ...
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Windows tokens manipulation

I am creating a demo of the infamous windows tokens manipulation. the scenario I am using is as follows: A single PC connected to the domain controller. 2 users are signed in the DC through that ...
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Ncat output problem

I am using ncat for creating reverse connections and through that i open a cmd. my problem is that for commands that there is a lot of out put such as dir in a folder with a large number of files, ...
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Looking for a meterpreter script repository

I've read a couple entry-level metasploit books. Both of them praised the metasploit open framework. Additionally I have done some Google research but have not found meterpreter scripts for simple ...
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BurpSuite: Anonymity

Are the attacks being performed using burpsuite detectable? If yes, how should we stay anonymous/secure while conducting web application reconnaissance?
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“No hack no fee” pen-testing agreements [closed]

A common theme in security engineering is that perfect security is impossible (or at least highly unlikely). Consider Johnston's Infinity Maxim: There are an unlimited number of security ...
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What makes it illegal to use the information learned by exploiting a bug?

According to news reports, arrests have already been made in relation to the Heartbleed bug. It sounds like this person managed to gain access to the website's database by capturing the credentials ...