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

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Burp configuration to allow SSL connection

I'm trying to capture Request/Responses using Burp on Mozilla. I've configured Burp Proxy on 8080 and have set same proxy settings on Firefox however when trying the Gmail link, Firefox gives "This ...
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Is server exploitable by Shellshock with cgi-enabled only?

A server with vulnerable bash, but cgi enabled only and there are no cgi scripts in cgi-bin. Is it still exploitable ?? If there are scripts in cgi-bin and only server-admin knows about filenames of ...
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Finding Directory traversal vulnerability [on hold]

I want to test a web application for Directory Traversal (DT) vulnerability. I have gone through a lot of google pages but can't find a clear description. I've tried using ../.././../../etc/passwd ...
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Is there a way I can exploit any web application if on input it's reflecting back a HTML enitity?

I'm trying to check for SQL Injection or Authentication ByPass-Forced Browsing vulnerability in one of my web application. On a jsp page there's an input field. I inserted double quotes in it and it's ...
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How to start with Web Application Security as a beginner? [closed]

I've been recruited as a Security Engineer in a firm and my responsibilities include testing the web application being deployed. I've been asked to use Burp to check for the possible vulnerabilities ...
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How to identify a web server which uses PL/SQL gateway? [closed]

I heard that it its possible to recognize a web based PL/SQL application from the application url and also by implementing some sorts of tests. I wish to have a brief idea on this.
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What is the difference between active reconnaissance and scanning/enumeration

I have just started studying for CEH exam v8 and I am trying to get the core of so called hacking phases. I could not totally understand the practical difference between the first two phases. In ...
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XSS InJavaScript

Recently i was figuring out a web application and found that the url is reflected among the source of the page which make it bit obvious for xss but the input from url which is reflected on source is ...
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Proper way to shutdown OpenVAS [migrated]

I currently start OpenVAS by calling openvasmd, ad, and sd manually. What is the proper way to stop these services? Killing the processes works but I don't know what might not be cleaned up by the ...
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Pentesting an ATM OS upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7

How to approach penetration testing of a ATM OS that was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7? From what I gather, the testing flow should be as follows: Architectural Review Pentesting OS and ...
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Aircrack-ng “successfuly” cracks a .cap file, but it outputs the wrong password

This is my first post and I hope this is in the right section. I've been toying with attempting to crack my wpa password with aircrack-ng and airodump. I've successfully grabbed the 4-way handshake ...
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how can we find the CSRF vulnerability in a website?

I heard that there are no specific tools available to test and find out the CSRF vulnerability of a website. So from a security testers point of view, how to test for the CSRF vulnerability?
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What is cookie reverse engineering? [closed]

I want to know what is this cookie reverse engineering and how to do this is simple words. Thanks in advance.
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POST request in curl return all the source code of the page

I am trying to exploit the mutillidae web-application and I found a page vulnerable to sql injection but with a blacklist check embedded into the HTML code. I've tried to bypass this by forging a POST ...
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Login required before SQLmap

I have a multipart form data where I am suspecting one of the multipart form fields (parameter named htmlbevt_id), to be vulnerable to SQLi. To test for the same I captured the request using Burp and ...
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What is a good browser for web application pen testing? [closed]

I am getting started in testing web applications, and I am having trouble verifying vulnerabilities. It seems all modern browsers have protections against things like XSS. When something like Burp ...
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Virtual Penetration Test Lab - Figuring Out Its Market Size

Is there any reliable data available based on which the Global Market Size of Virtual Pen Testing Labs ( or Cyber Ranges ) can be ascertained ? If NOT , is it possible to calculate it ?
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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 [closed]

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 ...