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

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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 ...
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Ethicality of websites that test other sites for Heartbleed [closed]

I realize that this may be more of an opinion type question, but I see a lot of questions on ethics in this forum so I hope mine fits in. I was reading a BBC article about Heartbleed, and in the ...
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Auto deploy war file (backdoor/shell) to particular folder [closed]

I am in the midst of a pentest. I have managed to uploaded a war shell (backdoor) in c:\test\ which is automatically deployed in a folder, for example c:\test\tmpbrowser.war. The application which I ...
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Failed to connect to netcat reverse shell

I am doing an exercise of PentesterLab, I've got a webshell called 1.pdf, and it can be included in index.php as a PHP file. It contains code like this: %PDF-1.4 <?php echo system($_GET["cmd"]); ...
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Identify an attacker's web vulnerability scanner by IP request rate [closed]

When conducting a penetration test, I run into difficulties because the defense system can identify an attack due to the high rate of requests, and then block the IP address Is there a way to avoid ...
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Learn penetration testing in home environment without a lot of money [closed]

I saw this post How to learn penetration testing at home? and I decide to ask about my self. I want to get into cyber security. So the post I send is about web security, I'm not interested in it. I ...
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Effectiveness of Interactive Application Security Testing

There are a number of IAST tools available on the market such as Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner and HP WebInspect Real-Time. How effective are these at finding vulnerabilities? Is there any ...
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Is sqlmap traceable?

Is sqlmap still traceable when we use --tor --user-agent and macchanger? For example: sqlmap -u "[vulnerable_website_link]" --tor --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; ...
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What features should I look for in a Wifi card used for wifi snooping / penetration testing?

I'm looking to purchase a wifi card to help me learn about wifi network penetration testing and other associated issues but I was wondering if there were any features of a wifi card I should look out ...
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Someone knows about online labs? [closed]

I'm looking for an online training lab for pentesting/hacking and security. I've found one at hacking-lab but it's seems troublesome to work with and it has some issues on VPN server authentication. ...
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How can I Bypass ip block mechanism?

I want to pentest a specific web application with automatic tool like Burp Suite and IBM Security AppScan. However, the website uses a prevention mechanism for attack. When I started automatic tool, ...
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Fuzzdb detected as Trojans [closed]

I recently downloaded fuzzdb from http://code.google.com/p/fuzzdb/ and my antivirus kept on detecting some of the files as Trojans. I need to know if these files are safe?
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Are there any free, premade penetration testing labs? [duplicate]

I've already assembled a lab consisting of Kali, Metasploitable, and a Windows XP machine, but are they're any premade lab solutions available that offer up a bit more complexity or even predesignated ...
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Setup of Kali Linux for reverse shell connections over the internet

I am running Kali Linux as a VM on my Windows machine which is NAT'd behind my company network, if I wish to pen test a website for a client and believe that a reverse shell is possible, what is a ...
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Is there a way to program to discover sites transmitting user/pass in plaintext (Not using SSL) for penetration testing? [closed]

I have a CSV/Excel file which in which I want to test out the links which do not have SSL but ask for Username / Password. Is there a program which determines if each site on a list encrypts its login ...
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Internal / external Penetration testing a webserver - PCI

the PCI DSS document states: 11.3.2 Perform internal penetration testing at least annually and after any significant infrastructure or application upgrade or modification (such as an operating ...
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Is STARTTLS a security-vulnerability?

After reading about STARTTLS and SSL and performing a scan/pentest at our server I have the next question regarding security: Is this STARTTLS warning below a security-vulnerability? And if so why? ...
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File upload vulnerability

I am trying to pentest a webapp challenge. Is the following control code vulnerable to file upload? I would like to upload a php shell... I am able to upload shell.php.jpg file but I receive the ...