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

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Securing client-side data from users

So my problem, in its general form, is encrypting test questions such that a client-side testing application can access the questions while students cannot. The naive approach, in my opinion, is to ...
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Proving SQL Injection Vulnerability

I have recently come across what I believe to be a serious flaw in the security of a 3rd party computer program used within my company. Apologies for deliberately keeping details vague, but I hope you ...
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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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Metasploit Get Shell Through NAT

Ok first of all this is legal and I have it in writing my friend and I are attacking eachother to get better and not break the law. Setup I have a VMWare image running BT5R3. It uses VMWare's NAT ...
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How to perform security exploits/penetration on devices like iPhone's, PSP's, and Android to run your owncode?

I was really interested in getting into performing exploits to install my own code on devices, instead of waiting for others. I figure its a great way for me to learn about security on devices like ...
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Do blackbox penetration tests make sense if a whitebox audit would be possible as well?

Lets assume I am responsible for an application in my company and I decide to hire security experts to perform a security audit. Lets assume further that my company owns the source code of the ...
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Command line Nessus/OpenVAS or NSE to find specific vulns?

Which methods do you use to quickly scan a network for certain vulnerabilities? I read in the O'Reilly book Network Security Tools that Nessus had the ability to test for one vulnerability only, but ...
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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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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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Risks to company while performing the penetration test

I would like to know what the risks a penetration testing company faces while performing tests for clients. For example: A penetration testing company named "A" providing services for a client called ...
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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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Verifying NLA support on Remote Desktop

What is the best way to verify if an MSRDP server has NLA enabled or not? My understand is that if enabled, it will not show a graphical screen when trying to connect, but ask for credentials first. ...
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Best website to learn computer security basics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources to learn about security Can someone advice on which are the good sites out there to learn the basics of computer security from?
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Pen Testing Practice Box?

Are there any windows based pen testing vms out there similar to Metasploitable based on ubuntu? Just starting to learn hacking and such a box would be very helpful.
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Building my own Darkspace

I have searched through the internet about creating a darknet and there is a confusion. There are two definitions, the first one is network used for private p2p (like freenet) and another one that ...
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Building a Security Training Simulation environment

My university is keen to build a security training simulation environment/platform and it will be a good learning experience for students. I Googled around to find out how it is built, but I only ...
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Backtrack Footprints

I have been hired to to penetration assessment (scanning,testing and so on) ( I am new to the industry and learned through Offsec pentration training.) While training, I have been doing most of my ...
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Problems during Pen-testing of SCADA systems

Is there a way to monitor the way the SCADA systems behave 'during pen-testing or security audit', and find out the implications of just port scans and/or monitor the state of activity while sending a ...
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How was pentest performed in the era with no frameworks like Metasploit?

I have been interested in security lately, I have been reading mainly cookbooks on Metasploit framework, how social engineering has been employed exhaustively, I have started reading some IA-32 ...
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Efficient way for finding XSS vulnerabilities?

Manual (reliable) way: Put string containing characters that have special meaning in HTML into some parameter of HTTP request, look for this string in HTTP response (and possibly) in other places ...
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Literature about IT security from a hardware standpoint

Can you point me to any book, blog, paper, anything about IT security on the lowest possible level (hardware)? I'm primary interested in the motherboard, CPU & GPU, however, if you know any good ...
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Question on information retrieved from systems that could potentially lead to exploits

Usually it is advised, when one wants to secure an application, to "provide" as little information, or better yet, no information at all to unauthorized (possibly malicious) users. I'm thinking of ...
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Could Nmap scan switches/routers

Nmap can scan and sometimes successfully detect the running OS in the remote host. However, can nmap scan routers and switches? Most of them use an embedded system.
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Force a specific SSL cipher

Is there a tool or browser addon that will allow you to connect to a HTTPS website using a specific SSL cipher, and view the output? This would be useful when doing a vulnerability analysis and ...
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Comparing penetration testing suites

I've been using Backtrack for a while now. I was wondering if there is anything better, or on par with, that is worth looking into. Thoughts?
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Is it practically possible to spoof a WLAN access point?

I want to try something out, but I wanted to see other opinions from you guys. What I have: WLAN Access point, with WPA2, ESSID: testing. Home router, I can change the configuration and everything ...
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How to introduce delay in scanning tools that do not implement delay without touching source code?

Usually scanning tools implement a switch in order to delay requests and not flood the target. Sometimes there tools that do not implement this delay option. Is there a way to delay packets from ...
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Tools/methods helping to determine application/protocol serving specific port

I do blackbox testing of the server and figured out that there is a bunch of listening ports. I need to determine what services/protocols those ports are used for. What I've tried so far is to use ...
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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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Regarding SQL Injection at Back End?

I have logged into SQL Server 2008 Database and executed following query: select * from USER_Main_INFO_Name where userid ='' or 'x'='x' After executing the query Database has given total user list. ...
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Web application security standards/certificates

I'm currently working on Web application/service that (hopefully) will be used in a wide variety of ways. Of course I'm looking to attracting some commercial users as well, and as we all know, they ...
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How to red team against firewalled architecture?

Prior Knowledge I understand the types and differences between firewalls. I have (what I believe to be) a relatively good mental model of a firewall. I understand routing, iptables, signature ...
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Tutorials, Exercises and Environemnts for Penetration Testing Mobile Environments

I'm looking for a list of exercises or distributions to practice penetration testing on mobile environments. There are plenty of existing things like the environments found at pentesterlab.com and ...
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Physical access: in-scope for penetration testing or not?

When pentesting a network, should a pentester consider physical access to devices (e.g. allow use of a USB stick)? Or is this out of scope?
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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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How to communicate a positive feeling about ethical hacking to non technical people? [closed]

Summary: For most non technical people, who hear about computer security either in the news because of some giant breach or in the movies, there are two kind of hackers: The professional people ...
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Android Pen Testing

I have been pen testing a random android app that uses POST method to send data to a remote server using HTTPS. I have set up a proxy and am able to intercept the traffic, however the POST method ...
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Is there a way to use multiple firewalls / antivirus for penetration testing?

I don't really know how to do either, but I was wondering if it was possible to have multiple firewalls / virus scanners installed at once, and use a 3rd party program to specify which one is running ...
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Blacklisting during a penetration test?

So i had a debate recently where one of my colleagues believed that by launching a penetration test (one requested by our clients) from our one of our IP's we could potentially get that IP/all IP's in ...
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How Chrome avoids sslstrip?

I'm trying out Moxie's sslstrip tool in my pentester lab. It works in all my VM's but no in all browsers. Firefox and IE are vulnerable but Chrome seems to has a protection against. Anyone know how ...
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Can fuzzing be considered a software testing technique for any vulnerability type

I'm doing a research on fuzzing and I would like to know the answer to the question in the title. The cvedetails uses the following categories for vulnerabilities: Bypass a restriction or similar ...
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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 I scan for GHOST remotely?

I'm talking about CVE-2015-0235. I figured there's no Metasploit package for this kind of check yet and I also understood that there's a special VM by Qualys for this test. Do you guys know of any ...
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Major differences between Kali and SecurityOnion

Curious about the major differences between Kali Linux and SecurityOnion. Do you think it would be easy or useful to replicate what has been done with SecurityOnion on Kali? Why is there such a ...
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WPA vulnerabilities for pentest

As I am a network&IT enthusiast, I was asked by a friend to pentest his WPA network. I'm wondering if there is anything else I can do beside a bruteforce attack, trying the KARMA attack on ...
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Which languages are better for attacks against websites?

Which languages are better for writing tools for attacking websites, through, say, a DDOS? High level, low level, and does it even make a difference?
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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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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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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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Does Metasploit's packet sniffing run in promiscuous mode?

I'm doing an educational pen test exercise and I'm trying to sniff traffic from a compromised Windows machine. I've been using the post-exploitation sniffer and packetrecorder Meterpreter modules, ...