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

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“Rollback process” for different penetration testing in case of something goes wrong?

In some extent, different kind of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing may impact on target system. I am looking for the solution/rollback process if something goes wrong during test. ...
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meterpreter/reverse_tcp handler other then metasploit's handler [duplicate]

Actually i am getting the error on metasploit handler "Connection reset by peer ssl_accept". On investigation, I came to know that I was running my powershell payload using powershell.exe (32 bit ...
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using netcat as a handler for windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp payload

How we can use netcat as a handler for windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp payload. I am getting the connection but unable to run any command.
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Is it OK to do a security testing in parallel with a QA testing?

This may not be a very technical question per se, so please feel free to move it to the respective forum/stack. However, I would really appreciate anybody experienced or experiencing a similar ...
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Pentesting - best bang for your buck? (credentialed versus non-credentialed)

My day to day activities consist primarily of penetration testing (white/grey/black). Throughout my engagements, I try to educate my clients on the differences of testing types. E.g., credentialed ...
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Impossible to modify Windows 10 drives from other OSs [migrated]

I'm here to describe an interesting issue I've been facing today, in order to get some hints or solutions. My goal : access and modify one of my computer's Windows (10) system hard drive in order to ...
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Deciding on payload

I am new to penetration testing and I am trying to understand how to choose a payload and why. For example I set up 2 virtual machines 1 with Kali Linux and a Windows XP SP2. On a previous experience ...
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Explaining information leak to Lead dev

Our lead dev tells me that this information leak from our website is "no vulnerability. Just an ugly error UI." It looks to me that the leaked information could be used to aid an attack. Does it ...
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What are the most important vulnerabilities must be where professionalism [closed]

As we know that the vulnerabilities are many and varied, but what are the vulnerabilities in most locations and which need to be addressed and the focus on.
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Heartbleed POC: Is this sensitive information?

In order to demonstrate the Heartbleed problem, I executed a publicly available exploit against a vulnerable old NAS web-server that has since been replaced. Below is an excerpt from the subsequent ...
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Dumping Large table using Sqlmap

I am learning/working on sqlmap and I was trying to dump a large table with 11K entries on my localhost. The command I used is: python sqlmap.py -u "http://localhost/searchre.php" --data="search=' ...
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Android client side data encoding/encryption bypass

I am working on Android application security project where Android application sends all data in encryption from client side only. I assume that there must be a file at client side which might be ...
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Use Nessus or focus on manual testing?

Nessus scans for a a lot of vulnerabilities, so should I focus on learning vulnerabilities that are not covered by Nessus, like directory traversal attacks? Should I work on only the vulnerabilities ...
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How can I do a Windows registry check with OpenVAS with out a port scan?

OpenVAS has the function to check Windows registries, but when i try to check a registry it also does a port scan. I used the scan configuration out off the manual. ...
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website - infected by malware and if yes, how can I treat it? [closed]

A friend told me that the website of our association, here , got blocked by the corporate network of the company he is working for, due to malware (see picture below) I've tried a few website like ...
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What is the most valuable file you can get using a directory traversal hole [closed]

I am doing a penetration test and I found a directory traversal hole in the web application which enables me to download any readable file in the server. However, I could only download files that is ...
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Ethical hacking requirements on a banking institution

If I would be required to do an ethic hacking research by a banking institution would I use my own bank account, ask for an account to the bank or open a new account and transfer some money and do ...
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Dumping custom query via SQL injection when output is in the die() function?

On my localhost I have a PHP link like this abc.com/index.php?q=XYZ where XYZ is a base64encoded parameter that I have verified is injectable. When I try abc.com/index.php?q=XYZ' it returns You ...
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OS fingerprinting via TCP

I have searched online about this topic and the only information I got is that TCP SYN/ACK can be used to know the type of the target OS. If that is true, I don't understand how this occurs? Does TCP ...
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Bug Bounty Methodology for a Newbie

Question: Once I join a bug bounty program and start hunting for bugs on a website, how do I efficiently start looking for bugs? I am very familiar with common vulnerabilities (XSS, sql injection, ...
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Tool for HPP testing? [closed]

Is there an automated vulnerability scanner that supports HPP (HTTP Parameter Pollution)? Since all I need is to take a query string and perform basic modifications / add new parameters, I was ...
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how to start penetration testing? [closed]

I am currently working as security analyst on few applications and am willing to jump into penetration testing in future.To start with, what kind of skill set do i need to develop like tools and ...
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How should I tell school that they are vulnerable when I wasn't given permission to check? [duplicate]

I would like to report security weaknesses to my school in UK. I had managed to find security weaknesses without any exploits or other software or hardware. I had look at similar question however ...
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Frameworks for collecting all activities in a pentest?

I work as a penetration tester for a company, and one thing we're regularly asked to do is to provide a forensic log of all of the activities we perform during the course of an assessment. I'm ...
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Alternative of using wifi card for penetration testing [closed]

I want to learn penetration testing on kali linux platform, for that I found that the wifi card is needed. But my question is that, if I install the kali linux as main operating system or make ...
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What could be done using Set-Cookie or Cookie Manupulation

I was testing a web application where I can inject the cookie using CR/LF injection. I'm curious to know, What attacker could done only using cookie injection (Set-Cookie) by CR/LF on website like ...
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How to Lead to XSS by Response Splitting in this Scenario

I have been pentesting for a company. I found a CRLF Injection that could be done using %E5%98%8D%E5%98%8A instead of %0d%0a. So I'm using %E5%98%8D%E5%98%8A in redirection parameter for CR/LF. Here ...
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Deliberate Vulnerable Openstack images for penetration testing/training or research

I was just wondering if there are already deliberate vulnerable Openstack images for penetration testing/training or research. Something in line with OWASP's DVWA e.t.c....there quite a lot out there ...
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Would generic exception messasges be considered a security risk?

For example, if visiting a webpage you get the response: Error in exception handler. This has a high chance the website is using Laravel. Would this class as information disclosure? I'm guessing ...
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How can I conduct penetration testing on VirtualBox

I want to get started with penetration testing, and have read that it is better to conduct such tests using a virtual machine rather than your own computer. I also want to use the internal network ...
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Remote OS command injection - tests

ZAP scanner found Remote OS command injection. Is there any foolproof way to check if this works and is not a false positive? I have tried to make it sleep 50 seconds but it's not something I can ...
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Penetration testing methodologies

There are several methodologies for penetration testing like OSSTMM, NIST and other frameworks. What are the differences among them? Who is the intended audience and where is the intended place/sector ...
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CSRF Prvention Token Mechanism: Back button Navigation

I have a legacy web application and need to prevent it from CSRF. I tried to resolve the issue without compromising application functionality and got issues related to navigation. The main concern ...
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Regarding Mobile Application Penetration Testing

I am new in mobile application penetration testing. Just curious to know, whether we need to perform the penetration testing on rooted devices or non rooted devices. Why and why not? I have searched ...
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Crackle does not work?

I've used to intructions for Crackle but, cannot get this kind of results like in the example. All it does is open up the wireshark like plugin and does not show any results like the picture below. ...
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Best appraoch to test inhouse firewall effectiveness

We have Fortigate 100D that has antivirus profiles enabled like SMPT, POP3 and IMAP. How one could make sure that the antivirus is working as expected ? For instance it seems that Fortigate has ...
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How can I test a domain that I don't own for unencrypted communication vulnerabilities?

I am suspecting a website of passing clear text login information and so far as I can tell the connection is unencrypted. Are there web-based tools to validate/test a website for basic security ...
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How to pentest an AngularJS based SPA (Single Page Application)

I am trying to Pentest an application which is built in AngularJS. The difficulties that I am facing: Burp Suite's "spider this host" option is not able to crawl all the urls as most of the requests ...
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Can't get into Damn Vulnerable Web App with Hydra even though correct password is supplied

I've got VMware Workstation. I'm running Metasploitable2 and Damn Vulnerable Web App. I'm trying to attack it using Hydra in kali Linux. To save time I made a very small password list and included the ...
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How can i demonstrate remote file inclusion via get methods

I have been testing my PHP web application for RFI vulnerabilities. While performing scan I was able perform RFI in my web application. Scenario: In my web application RFI works only when the user's ...
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What are the advantage of running a penetration test through Docker?

I was looking at Kali's blog post about its official Docker image, and I was wondering what the real benefits are. Why would I would run penetration testing through a docker image? Is it something ...
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How does exploit development work for penetration testers?

When doing exploit development, the process always relies on memory address from the victim's machine. As an exploit developer, you will have to setup an environment of attacker\victim machines and ...
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Anonymity while “attacking” a target [closed]

I'm very interested to the security topic, but sometimes I fail in understanding how a hacker would be successful like for example a group that recently claimed they got data from FBI. I wonder ...
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PenTesting - Configuring vulnerabilities on XP SP 1/2/3 & Server 2008

I've been creating test ranges using VMWare and an isolated network to play around with, and configuring endpoint workstations to be the receiving end of penetration tests. I've found that the "easy" ...
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Sqlmap doesn't exploit verified SQL injection

Right now I'm tinkering with the Hackxor VM (a pentesting training enviroment) and I'm trying to use sqlmap to exploit a vulnerability which I can exploit manually. The vulnerability is in the ...
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What is the best way to perform penetration tests for free with and without software? [closed]

Is there any software or hardware that will perform penetration tests without a paid subscription? i.e. Free to use like Kali-linux etc. I would like to learn how to perform penetration tests. If ...
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Getting error in Hydra

I'm trying to test someones website for them and I'm using hydra in cygwin on Windows. When I enter: hydra -L myusers.txt -P mypass.txt website.net http-get-form \ ...
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Is my understanding of buffer overflows correct?

I am new to pentesting and wondering if my current understanding of buffer overflow exploits is correct. Assuming an operating address space of 3 addresses, an instruction space of 2 addresses, and an ...
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Event: ET SCAN Nmap NSE Heartbleed Request

Last night I got this incident on my siem tool: Event: ET SCAN Nmap NSE Heartbleed Request. Incident triggered from blacklisted IP to our open VPN server. Clicking on the signature content it ...