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

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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 ...
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PHP input directly to functions

I am able to directly input with next to no constraints a value into a nest of functions, but I am unsure how I could exploit this. I got this by injecting PHP code into the URL to display the source ...
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How Is It Possible That an App Connects to 0.0.0.142 IP Address? [closed]

I regularly review connections being established from apps in my phone to external services. Lately, I found Facebook connecting to 0.0.0.142. So I deleted Facebook for Android app. Now, I just found ...
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PHP url pen testing [closed]

hello all I am using a sandbox to start practicing security measures. I get given a URL which calls a filename using the url (/download.php?file=files/read_me.txt) ... I know its possible to get the ...
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In GoldenEye, what does 'strikes deferred' refer to?

Using GoldenEye to launch a DOS attack on a web server, the terminal output reads: 12928 GoldenEye strikes deferred. (0 Failed) What does 'strikes deferred' refer to?
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Extracting Individual Records from NTDS.DIT

I am working with an extremely large NTDS.DIT file. It is about 20gb. Originally, I was attempting to dump all of the hashes from the NTDS.DIT file. I tried using meterpreter domain hash dump, smart ...
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Setting up a pentesting lab on my personal laptop [duplicate]

I'm getting myself a laptop for pen-testing using VMware etc. Theoretically speaking, if I were to replace the disk drive with a secondary hard drive, could I successfully set up the laptop to run off ...
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If using htmlentities or htmlspecialchars functions is enough for block XSS attack

I know this question was discussed on net various times. and people give some example how to bypass these functions through passing some code. But here one issue, All example of htmlentities/...
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Capturing (1x Only) HTTP POST Request [tcpdump]

Every now and then; I like to fire up tcpdump and just watch the network traffic as the packets flow on by. For example: user@host:~$ sudo tcpdump -Aevvv Will parse & print all local ...
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What is “Token” on lab.pentestit.ru?

I am new to the Information Security field. Recently I found a virtual lab called "Pentestit"(https://lab.pentestit.ru/). But I have a problem. After connecting via VPN, I can access target host: 192....
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Where to look for analysis on Cyber Security market in the UK? [closed]

I work for a company that provides IT solutions. Their service ranges from basic Desktop support to massive data center migration and deployment. Recently my boss approached me asking about the ...
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What are common security problems pen testers find? [closed]

I am doing a study in school for computer science. My research topic is pen testing, since that is what I hope to do after I graduate. While doing research I am finding things that can go wrong, but ...
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Does NAT really provide security? [duplicate]

I had an argument with someone on IRC about Network Address Translation. I was under the impression that NAT provided a layer of security to internal networks. I understand that's not the primary ...
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Vulnerability scanning: White list pentester or not?

If your company engages a third party pentester to do vulnerability scanning, do you whitelist the pentester so that they can thoroughly scan the machines on the internet, or do not whitelist them ...
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SQLMAP : Unable to dump any data

I am working on a black box web application pentesting project for a client and while testing found an error-based SQL injection. I went on to exploit it using SQLMAP, I retrieved the Database names, ...
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Trying to create a reverse bind shell from Windows to Linux

I’m trying to create an encrypted reverse bind shell from my Windows machine to my Linux machine. Being totally new to penetration testing, I’m having a little bit of trouble. First, on my Linux (...
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Penetration testing HTTP client code

I am working on HTTP client code that makes REST api calls to a server and processes responses. The client talks to server via SSL, but the SSL session is terminated at a Web Application Firewall.The ...
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What would be a hackers first steps? [closed]

I currently have access to a server and I am the "hacker" (not really just a demo for class). I have ssh'ed into her machine. What is the first thing I should care about when she logs in? Apparently ...
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Penetration test limitations with a virtual machine

What are the limitations when performing a penetration test with a virtual machine instead of a physical one?
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iOS application pentest without jailbreak

Is it possible to run a security assessment on an iOS application using a non-jailbroken device? My device was recently restored (recovered - no SHSH blobs) to iOS 8.4.1 (as Apple doesn't like ...
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Use of Nmap ssl/http md5 and SHA1 hashes

I have below stated result on of the system by map: 443/tcp open ssl/http Apache httpd 2.0.52 ((CentOS)) | http-methods: GET HEAD POST OPTIONS TRACE | Potentially risky methods: TRACE |_See ...
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Are there any pen testing tools/methods for wpa2 networks that don't require using an adapter that supports monitor mode? [closed]

I really enjoy reading and researching about networking and pentesting. Recently I heard from a friend that there are ways that can be used to get into wireless networks without needing an adapter ...
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What impact are you expecting Windows 10 Forced Updates to have on your Penetration Testing?

Unpatched Windows machines (even machines that are just a couple of updates behind) can greatly increase the chances of a successful penetration test (assuming your success criteria is gaining access ...
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How to detect a Dionaea Honeypot, is it possible or not?

There is a question like this but the answers aren't sufficient to me. I am interested in a honeypot project and I use the dionaea honeypot. This project is really cool, but there is a problem. How ...
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How to Estimate time taken for Web Application Security Testing?

I would like to do some kind of estimation for time taken to test a website/ web application for security vulnerabilities. I will be testing websites against OWASP Top 10 Based on my understanding, ...
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Is using a website copier considered active reconnaissance in penetration testing?

New to PT and would like to test recon skills. First, is this considered passive or active recon? Second, would I be jumping into a legal gray area if I used a tool like this on a buiness' website? ...
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How would you test a new, individual SSL certificate (i.e., not a wildcard) is working properly?

I am running a web server in AWS and recently purchased an SSL cert to encrypt traffic, let's say for example.com. Since example.com is running in production, how would I actually test the cert is ...
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Do ISP Detect and Block Pen Testing Tools?

I one of the earliest books I read on security - The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing (978-0124116443); the author emphasized that you cannot use these Penetration Test Tools over the ...
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Will hacking (pentesting) a live website from a VM improve or hinder my hacker anonymity?

Would a pentest initiated from a VM mounted on hard drive be more or less anonymous to IDS attack or forensically traceable? Please note: I will be browsing via tor and kproxy and have all that ...
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Help locate “snot” IPS/IDS testing tool? [closed]

It seems this great tool has been lost to internet backlog somewhere. I cannot locate it anywhere. The description of tools provided is http://www.securityfocus.com/tools/category/112 If someone on ...
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Is it possible to exploit an image field in which I can upload any file? [closed]

I'm pentesting this web application developed in ASP.NET. I've found that I can upload any file as profile photo. When I later visit the profile page the site tries to display it like this: <img ...
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Tools for finding stored XSS vulnerabilities, given DB write access? [closed]

I'm aware that there are various tools for testing for XSS vulnerabilities. However, all the ones that I'm aware of (Vega, possibly BeEF, etc.) operate purely client-side. When testing for stored XSS ...
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How do RATs access computers through routers?

I've started trying to increase my networking security at my house. One thing that worries me (because other people in the house are always downloading viruses that come along with "free" games) are ...
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HTTPonly cookies

I was tasked to perform as scan against a lab and Nessus returned an "Apache HTTP Server httpOnly Cookie Information Disclosure" vulnerability. What I would like to know is what these cookies contain ...
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enumeration and MS DCERPC

Enumeration, enumeration, and even more enumeration is the generic pentesting mantra, but enumeration is worthless if you can't read the results. I came across the Windows RPC service, where ...
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PCI DSS 3.0: 11.3 - What happens if a low risk vulnerability prevents compliance with another requirement?

As I understand the PCI DSS 3.0/3.1 penetration testing requirements, a company is compliant with 11.3 if the penetration test does not return any high risk vulnerabilities. However, what happens if ...
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Adding a binary to the firmware of a routing device [closed]

I've been playing around with a router d-link dwr-921 and found some vulnerabilities in the web interface. I still haven't managed to get shell access and now I'm thinking about modifying the firmware ...
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Custom Metasploit payload with UAC bypass

The machine I am attacking has anti-virus installed. I have managed to use Veil Framework in order to create an initial reverse shell payload that is undetected by the AV. However, UAC is enabled on ...
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How to pentest DTLS-SRTP?

I'm currently working on a penetration test about DTLS-SRTP strengths and weaknesses. But I'm stuck on an eavesdropping test using Wireshark. Yes, it's protected by SRTP, but: What's DTLS actually ...
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Rainbow tables/hash tables versus WPA/WPA2

In Wi-Fi penetration testing, is it possible to use rainbow tables/hash tables on WPA/WPA2 networks? Is there an advantage of one over the other? ...
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What is the difference between a hash table and a rainbow table, and how are they both used?

Is there much of a difference between the two tables? Can you get one from the other? (i.e. hash -> rainbow) How do they work? Are there different variables (in reference to speed, strength, resources,...
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Do I need an ASV to come out when going for an SAQ?

Our company is going for a SAQ, under PCI DSS 3.1. Do we need to pay a vendor to come out and do an on site scan, or can we use something like Nessus to do the scan on our own?
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Haskell in the security industry? [closed]

I know of a tool called msf-haskell for security but are there others? Are there any security tools that are written in haskell? other than the one above How much use will haskell be in industry, ...
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Which factors should you take into account when deciding whether users should be informed of a penetration test?

Say you are conducting a penetration test of an internal network. The internal network comprises of workstations, servers and company and contractor laptops. In an ideal world, the penetration test ...
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Precauations for web application security audit

We have planned to give our web application to a third party vendor,what were the precautionary measures which we need to take care before giving our application to third party vendor? As the vendor ...