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

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What is the problem with my pen-testing lab? [migrated]

I have setup Kali Linux and Windows XP in Virtual Box. My first problem is, these two systems are not being able to ping each other. Second is, they are not being able to connect to the Internet ...
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What is more preferred Kali Linux or Black Arch [on hold]

I am very good with Kali whilst other people keep asking me to use Black Arch or claiming Blackarch to be better. I know it has more tools but we cant be all be scriptkiddies, What do u have to say. ...
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Feedback for Study Plan (Kali Linux & Penetration Testing) [on hold]

I started to study pentesting for two months with the book named Penetration Testing - A Hands on Introduction to Hacking by Georgia Weidmann, and now I am really hungry to learn more :) . I think I ...
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SSL traffic manipulation through ettercap MitM and iptables

I am trying to understand the relation between some tools and concepts used for MitM on a wifi network and how https transaction (over this wifi network) between an android app and the respective ...
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CRT / CHECK vs OSCP certification [closed]

Which is harder? If I see 2 pentesters, one with one and one with the other who would this information alone qualify above the other? I know it doesn't work like this and it is all down to experience ...
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What NIC for a NUC?

I have been doing external pentests using the Intel NUC (D34010WYK1). It has been a very stable machine running Kali Linux. I am at point now that I would like to do some wireless testing. Has ...
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How to convince my management of a physical security risk?

While I do not claim to be an expert in all things security based, I'd think that I have a good grounded knowledge of what is acceptable and what is not in regards to digital security. After giving ...
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Software Testing vs (Web) Penetration Testing

I would like to ask about the differences between Software Testing and Web Application Penetration Testing. I am aware of usage different tools in both disciplines Software Testing (JIRA/Selenium) ...
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Is it possible to emulate real network printer i.e. to run some actual firmware in VM?

I've got to the section related to network printers exploitation while going through one security course. Under "network printer" I understand standalone devices with a dedicated ethernet\wireless ...
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Setting up a security lab, looking for a little guidance [duplicate]

I'm new here. Over the past couple of years I've had a growing interest in the security aspects of IT/CS. Recently, I've started setting up a lab for myself based on a kali/win7 dualboot and I've ...
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sqlmap cannot find injection vulnerability

I create a page called register.php which will take 4 parameters user, pass, email, comments. And the pass is vulnerable to sql injeciton. I have tested the vulnerability manually by filling test', ...
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How to pen-test RAP applications

Has any of the readers here got experience with pen-testing RAP (Remote Application Platform) applications? I am particularly interested in testing on input validation. A cursory research at google ...
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XSS when some keywords are prevented on the server side

When I scan website with burp suite pro, I encountered a XSS. This XSS is <a b=c> When Burp suite test other payloads that contain keywords like script, alert, onerror, this parameters ...
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Trouble understand login vulnerabilities

I'm testing my own web page with the following vulnerabilities. #1: Form escapes ' to \' So if a user tries to enter the following information: username: 'or'1=1 password: m username will ...
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Determining a version of SSH from penetration testing?

I am a software developer -- but not a security specialist. A (legitimate) company that does security scans sent my company a notice that we are running an older version of SSH on our hosting server. ...
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How to create a OSx pen testing environment

I currently use OSx Maverick, I wish to use this machine as my pen testing machine as I also prefer coding on this machine. My current pentest machine is running Kali. Can anyone give me good tips on ...
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Wireless Testing - monitor mode issues

I am currently learning about Wireless testing and have stumbled across a couple of little issues. The system setup I am working on is as outlined below: Kali Linux - 64-Bit (GNOME v3.4.2) Virtual ...
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Resources to learn about Windows systems exploitation [closed]

I'm a beginner in penetration testing, and I'm struggling with finding decent material to learn. I used book about nmap, Metasploit, exploit writing etc..., but they contained too much information ...
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proxychains-ng with nmap issues

Can anyone tell me if proxychains-ng has limitations to work with nmap? I found that it does not work well when using -sV option in nmap. (stop at "Initiating NSE at ..." and never finish the scan) ...
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Questions to confirm a good standpoint on web app security?

What should be the questions asked to assess a company on web app security? Our company is in process of partnering with another company in order to outsource web app security work to them. For us ...
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Virtual Pentesting Lab on popular Enterprise level UTM and SIEM

I’m planning to add a new Penetration Testing Segment to my personal “Pen Lab”. It’ll be centered around Vulnerability Assessments /Penetration Testing on market leading Next-Gen Enterprise ...
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Question about job interview - Penetration Tester [closed]

I am little scared about following question: why do you want to be a penetration tester? Can anyone help me with an example of ethical answer?
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OAuth2 Authorization and Resource Server security check

I'm about to launch a web api using OAuth2 for authentication (authorization code, implicit and client credentials flows). The protocol is implemented using the DotNetOpenAuth v4.3 library. Although a ...
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MongoDB Nosql injection in python code

Here is the code snippet for accessing to MongoDB. client = MongoClient() db = client.test_database collection = db.test # Get data from fields condition = form.getvalue('name') if condition: ...
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Is creating secondary account on Black-Box Pentest Forbidden? [closed]

Okay, so here it goes. I am the Red Team Lead, and as described earlier; not far (like about a week), I posted this. At the time, I was looking for a beautiful technical title which could match down ...
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ruby on rails pentesting web applications

I am currently testing a RoR web application, but I am honestly at a bit of a loss, I have never gone up against a RoR application before and I was wondering if there were any specific tools I could ...
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What methods can be used to prevent the browser (IE11 specifically) from storing credentials / autocomplete

Going through Pen Test and it was asked of us to disable auto complete in our CC payment fields. We tried adding autocomplete=off and also tried false on the input filed. A ny suggestions to ...
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Securing client-side data from users

So my problem, in its general form, is encrypting test questions such that a client-side testing application can access the questions while students cannot. The naive approach, in my opinion, is to ...
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How to know an Apache web server mod_cgi module is enabled?

I am currently working on penetration test of a web site that uses an Apache HTTP server. To test a vulnerability which is related to mod_cgi module, I need to know whether this web site uses mod_cgi ...
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Tamper with post data before it is sent

I am currently doing some pentesting for my work (not my job role but i always wanted to learn). I am trying to modify post and get data as it is sent (intercept, tamper), the web app I am trying to ...
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Can I do hacking using Windows OS? [closed]

I have searched the web a numerous times but haven't found an explicit answer to my question. I've studied (at school and on my own) computer networks for 2 years, doing active programming for 4 years ...
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OCSP responder penetration testing

I have to do penetration testing on an OCSP responder. Are there any frameworks for OCSP pentesting? since it does not include any web applications to test, should I only run network penetration tests ...
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WPA cracking with Crunch, JTR & Aircrack

Now I assume that everyone knows of aircrack-ng and John The Ripper with it's fantastic ability to pause and resume cracking. With that aside, I want to add Crunch into the mix, however I can't seem ...
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intentionally vulnerable virtualbox or vmware appliances for practicing mobile pentest? [closed]

Is there any virtualbox or vmware appliances or anything like metasploitable that one can use to practice mobile pentest without the real hardware? I can find those for traditional ethernet but what ...
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Best way to do security testing for a server behind nginx proxy [closed]

I'm trying to do some security testing for my server(not a web server) which is sitting behind a nginx proxy. To start with it, I've done some fuzz testing using Sulley. As expected, most of the ...
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Architecture dependency issue associated with malicious payloads

My question is regarding architectural restrictions associated with backdoor/bind/reverse tcp payloads used typically to gain shell through exploitation. In a situation where the target box ...
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Designing a dictionary attack using hydra on web login page [closed]

I am trying to develop a pentest on a product for a customer that is really interested in implementing good security. Using tamper data I get this information when clicking on the "Login" button in ...
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How can I find my home network's vulnerabilities when opening it for VPN connections

I want to open my home network so I can connect to it via VPN to do things™ while not at home. This concerns me because I am potentially opening doors that I don't know about. What tools can I use ...
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penetration testing first step [closed]

I've started a course about Penetration testing and CEH on cybrary. The course begins with an introduction that quickly describes each step of pentesting. The first step is essentially to gather ...
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To release as Open Source for Audit or to Keep “in house”

For cryptography, it is considered good practice to release the code so others can audit it...is this also true for penetration testing software?
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Proving SQL Injection Vulnerability

I have recently come across what I believe to be a serious flaw in the security of a 3rd party computer program used within my company. Apologies for deliberately keeping details vague, but I hope you ...
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How to organize a CTF?

In the context of an IT event, my team would organize a CTF (Capture The Flag). About the challenges (we’re working on them). I want to have some references on the types and levels of difficulty that ...
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How do I scan for GHOST remotely?

I'm talking about CVE-2015-0235. I figured there's no Metasploit package for this kind of check yet and I also understood that there's a special VM by Qualys for this test. Do you guys know of any ...
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How to test backend virus behavior?

I have a website that allows the user to upload files. The front-end (web tier) checks the file extension and first few bytes of the file for the magic number of an acceptable file, but then ...
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How does the Samba misconfigured '/etc/passwd' file security bypass vulnerability work?

I just found this vulnerability on http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36363/references, which affects several samba server 3.0.xx. Can anyone explain more about this vulnerability? How this bypass ...
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hydra password penetration test syntax [duplicate]

I am trying to penetrate a password on my own website using hydra. Let's say that I know login and password and i just put both there like in sample below: hydra -l admin -p password 123.123.123.123 ...
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Use THC hydra to make dictionary attack on localhost

I have programmed a log in in my webpage and now I want to test it against a dictionary attack. I am using Apache and my website is not online so to access it I connect to localhost/website In hydra I ...
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Is a REST webservice without any authentication or authorization unsecure?

There is a REST-based webservice that has no authentication or authorization whatsoever - anyone that knows an URL of a particular method of this webservice can use it. However, the URLs of methods ...
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Other than synchronizer token, is there any way of protection against CSRF using http headers?

Recently I came across some websites using HTTP Header namely X-XSRF-Token and a cookie with similar name. Is it a better mitigation than using random token based security for CSRF?