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

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SSH “on keyboard interactive devices” brute force vulnerability

I was researching the OpenSSH brute force vulnerability "onkeyborad-interactive devices", however I am not sure how this command really works ssh -lusername -oKbdInteractiveDevices=`perl -e 'print "...
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Any non alert() based non malicious XSS payloads?

I have been trying to find non malicious, non alert based, single command reflective XSS payloads, and have so far seen none. Anybody know of any good ones for pentesting purposes? What I mean by ...
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How to get an internal network address range during a footprinting stage?

As new to pen testing, I am a bit stuck at finding out a local network address range from external network to perform a pen testing. I will give you a fake scenario with fake IP addresses as below. ...
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Path Disclosure without ability to read files

So I am a pentester, and I have discovered "feature" on a server that allows me to, essentially, blindly traverse a web server's files (without executing or reading them). The problem is that I ...
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Penetration Testing Criteria [closed]

I'm a beginner-level penetration tester, I've noticed that after the pentesting, you just report the vulnerabilities you've found and the possible exploit points that you've discovered. Using the ...
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Understanding the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques

I am studying the behaviour of existing eavesdropping techniques (part of my research). I have a question through the following scenario: Suppose Bob lives in New York and wants to listen (i.e. ...
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Burpsuite accidental defacement, should I be concerned?

I was spidering a website with Burpsuite and the automated Form Submission caused me to unknowingly deface the main page with "555-555-0199@example.com". It took me a decent amount of time to notice ...
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PCI Penetration Testing - Does the whole infrastructure need to be retested on significant change?

The PCI SCC states the following in their penetration testing guidance: Per PCI DSS Requirements 11.3.1 and 11.3.2, penetration testing must be performed at least annually and after any ...
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Pentesting Web Server for Remote File Inclusion

For educational purposes, I am in the process of pentesting a web server of mine(running on Windows) where there is a Remote File Inclusion vulnerability. I can already get simple things like command ...
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What is the difference between Wireshark and Ettercap for man in the middle attacks!

I know of the two programs, one is Wireshark (a packet sniffing program) and the other is Ettercap (a man in the middle attack program). I tried doing a MITM attack before, legally on my own home ...
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what are some of the common routers people use for penetration testing? [closed]

So, I was looking for a router to penetration test on because the one I have is very difficult. What are some of the well-known routers that are supposed to work for beginners to penetration test on?
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Removing remnants of a Metasploit exploit

Is it possible to remove a Metasploit payload/meterpreter from a compromised system? My question is mainly based on antiforensics (Leaving aside Memory forensics which is probably unavoidable but more ...
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What is an IEX download cradle?

Does anybody know what an IEX download cradle is? Is it something that belongs only to the cyber security/pentesting realm? I am asking based on this post: http://www.xorrior.com/powershell-web-...
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Is it there any way to detect payloads generated by veil framework

While pentesting, I used to generate a malicious payloads using the veil framework. The generated payload bypasses antivirus & infects the target system. Is there any way to detect veil payloads ...
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Presence of table “sqlmapoutput” in PostgreSQL database

I was pentesting a client's database and saw this one table "sqlmapoutput" in one of the user created schemas. It's a PostgreSQL DBMS. and he has no idea how it came there. There was no data in the ...
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Run NetCat as bat file instead of exe

I need to run a netcat on a remote lab machine. I can execute remote commands through the browser with Administrator rights (because of the application vulnerability) but I don't have access to the ...
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What is the benefit of an SSH tunnel vs a Netcat shell for remote communication?

On the (few) penetration tests that I've done so far, I've typically created a reverse shell with Netcat to run commands on the target machine. Now, it looks like a lot of people like to use an SSH ...
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is it possible Windows privilege escalation using freesshd keys? [closed]

I have unprivileged shell one system.By browsing all folder i found freeSSHD folder Directory of C:\Program Files\freeSSHd 09/26/2008 02:07 PM <DIR> . 09/26/2008 02:07 PM <...
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Virus-total offline Alternatives [duplicate]

These days I am working on FUDing my own written backdoor, RATs, etc. what is the alternative offline version of virus-total, if I don't want AV companies gaining my virus signature?
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Ethical Hacking Certification (CEH v9) From A Web Developer's Perspective [closed]

I just finished a week of training for the CEH v9 certification. I have two questions: What are some strategies I can take for studying for the CEH v9 certification coming at the test as a web ...
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How should I start security testing of python standalone application?

I'm looking for an answer specific to Windows/Linux standalone applications, for instance Dropbox has Windows Application written purely (I think so) in python, What steps should I follow? What are ...
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Legal insurance for penetration testers

I am currently finishing university and I am looking for work as a penetration tester. How important is it to have legal insurance for me in Germany and do I need to organise this privately. Of ...
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Penetration Test Over Internet [closed]

Is it bad practice and unprofessional to complete penetration tests from distant cities, without meeting your clients in person?
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Password guessing: Is it more effective to try many passwords against a few accounts or a few (very common) passwords against many accounts?

I was watching a security vid on Irongeek the other day (I immediately lost track of which specific vid, unfortunately) where the creator gave some interesting advice about doing live password ...
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What are some good resources to learn Remote Code execution [closed]

I want to learn remote code execution from scratch. Is there any sort of book where I can learn from, or there is a preunderstanding required to learn remote code execution? I am desperate to learn ...
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SSH ciphers, MAC and key-exchange (and pen-tests thereof)

At work we've been trying to move our external-facing services away from a policy of inclusivity (where we tried to accept as many people as possible) to a more security-focused setup. The first step ...
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Different chanels for BeEF UI and Communication Server

I am working with BeEF tool and I want to access the UI interface using https (I don't want to communicate via VPN to access the control panel), while at the same time, I need to serve the http hooks ...
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Javascript injection in email address as username?

Is it possible for a valid email address (something that would work if used send to gmail, for varying definitions of valid (the email would be received not the exploit)) to contain javascript that ...
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How do attackers find the IP addresses of recently deployed servers?

About two months ago, I deployed an Ubuntu server with as main purpose serving a web app. However, I'm still developing the app and only gave the server IP to my coworker and some friends for testing. ...
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hard time in bug bounty hunting [closed]

I have practiced oswap documentation and their vulnerability lab. I also read some books like the web app penetration hackers handbook. But I have no success in bug bounty hunting. I have read an ...
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Metasploit Meterpreter alternatives

These days I am testing various type of client hacking techniques, but in all scenarios I am using Meterpreter variations as payload. Now I can bypass Anti-Virus and Firewalls easily, but Symantec ...
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How to carry out a CSRF in a stealthful manner

I am a math grad student dabbling in network security. I was playing around with login cross site request forgery, and the whole point is to log somebody in. (I am a complete novice in HTML and ...
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There is an actual working SSL MITM nowadays?

It's been a while since SSLstrip is deprecated and I see no more options for SSL mitm because of OSCP/HSTS and browser counter measures.. Is SSL so unbreakable to common sys admins? As the owner of ...
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Access to email without antivirus [duplicate]

I am doing a test where we want to asses whether an email with a benign virus in it, exits a network. I need a means to receive the test emails I am sending from inside the network, without any ...
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Stop Nmap scan and preserve XML output

Every time I run Nmap I use the -oA flag. The XML output is an important output item as I feed it into a number of parsers plus Metasploit with db_import. The --resume option can resume a scan but it ...
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Hydra command for cracking a webpage which uses <span> tag for failed login attempts

I'm trying to for crack a simple webform for testing hydra in Kali. When the webpage encounters a wrong username and password combination it pops up a message using the following html code:: <tr&...
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Using DVWA at Medium Security, how can I OutFile records?

Whilst carrying out SQL Injection attacks against the educational tool DVWA on security level Low, I could carry out a command like the below and both retrieve records and write them to a file. ' ...
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SEToolkit cloned website can be viewed over internet, but does not harvest credentials

I've been working with SEToolkit's website cloner/credential harvester. Everything works fine locally: The clone opens on the victim pc, victim inputs credentials, after submitting the victim is ...
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ISP has informed us that our server is launching brute force attacks on WordPress sites, how do we end this? [duplicate]

Misc Situation: -Server login is obtained by hacker, hacker places malicious brute force file in /hacked/bruteforce/ -Server password is then changed, hacker can still run script by navigating to ...
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Netdiscover running on NAT interface not finding IP addresses on host-only network?

I am practicing penetration testing techniques using Kali Linux (most recent distro) and various vulnerable virtual machines (DVWA, Metasplotiable). My attack and targets are all running via VMPlayer....
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Windows 7 Exploits

I just found my old, Windows 7 Ultimate installer DVD, so I thought I would set it up in a pentest-lab type environment, see what's possible and have some fun with it. So are there any publicly ...
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Should we keep our penetration testing environment separate from other test infrastructure?

Given that there are N number of hosts on a given network being used for different purpose, should we place a machine for penetration testing or vulnerability scanning on same LAN or should we have ...
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Best practices to implement a secure CAPTCHA [closed]

What are the best practices to implement a secure CAPTCHA? Also I want to know: What is the best way to identify an insecure CAPTCHA?
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PenTesting as a career guidlines [duplicate]

it's my first post so bear with me. I live in England and am currently studying A-levels at specialist IT school and I am doing BTEC IT, Maths, Computer Science(learning c#) and Product design. I have ...
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what is the vulnerability if the DCE service on remote port is enumerated?

when I scan my server using nessus, one of the result is as follows: By sending a Lookup request to the portmapper (TCP 135 or epmapper PIPE) it was possible to enumerate the Distributed ...
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Quantum Computation and its threats [duplicate]

Since Quantum Computers has potential to become super computers of next generation. will that make cryptography obsolete..?
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penetration testing career path [closed]

I’m a fourth year student in computer science and I want to work as a penetration tester. I studied this courses as a self-study: RHCSA RHCE CCNA Network+ Security+ C# The question now is: can I ...
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vulnerable webapp pentest challenge

So I have this challenge in pentesting to get a shell on a vulnerable webapp. I am an authenticated user and I know that the vulnerable app is kcfinder-2.51 which is a plugin for ckeditor_3.6.4. I am ...
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Penetrate Testing Java Web Applications

First thing first; this is something I have never done before. I have a web application written in Java (JSP and Servlet) and use MySQL as the database. Application is deployed in Amazon EC2, an ...
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Automatically enumerate missing patches on penetration test

Nessus, when running a credentialed scan can check patch levels and return vulnerabilities when a package is one that hasn't been updated to the latest, non-vulnerable version. What is a good way of ...