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

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Good Places To Learn Penetration Testing With Test Server [on hold]

I am an experienced programmer and I want to get into penetration testing. I am looking for a place that has videos and I want something that comes with access to a server to test on. I don't mind ...
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Open-source penetration-test automation

What order do typical open-source penetration tests operate? Which tools are run first, second, third -- and how do you control them? Does one simply use Metasploit RC files? A network vulnerability ...
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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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Is scanning a site directory considered illegal penetration testing?

Does anyone know if using Dirbuster [link] to scan for unlisted directories and their contents is (possibly) legal in say the US?
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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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Programs missing from Kali Linux [migrated]

I downloaded Kali Linux mini for 32 bit from official website onto Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop that originally had Ubuntu. It didn't load GRUB and was told I can skip this step. I attempted this ...
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Haskell in the security industry?

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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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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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 ...
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What features should I look for when buying a external wireless card used for the purpose of pen testing/snooping [duplicate]

I'm currently planning to buy an external wireless card for the purpose of pen testing and snooping my own network in order to learn more about it and try to create more preventive measure against ...
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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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SSL traffic manipulation through ettercap MitM and iptables

I am trying to understand the relation between some tools and concepts used for MitM on a wifi network and how https transaction (over this wifi network) between an android app and the respective ...
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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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Metasploit SSH Error: could not settle on kex algorithm

I am running a trial of Cobalt Strike which runs over the Metasploit Framework. I am trying to perform an SSH related attack on my laptop, and I get the error in the title for all SSH related attacks. ...
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Sketchy traffic from port 3030?

I am running tests on a server that is ran by a close family friend, who agreed to allow me to do so in exchange for the experience I will gather (I am currently a computer science student). On ...
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Comparing online security courses: eLearnSecurity vs. Offensive-Security [closed]

I'm a web programmer, using the Linux environment for 2 years.(I have experience with Web app hacks +Web app security techniques) I want to start studying security in-depth, but I have limited time ...
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sslstrip not stripping any redirected traffic

I am using the following configuration to set up sslstrip sudo echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --destination-port 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 666 ...
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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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Risks to company while performing the penetration test

I just want to know what the risks would be to that company who conduct penetration test for other companies/clients. For example a company named "A" providing services for penetration test and that ...
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Airodump-ng stops working after de-authentication with aireplay-ng [migrated]

I'm trying to de-authenticate a client while airodump is collecting the packets but after I type: sudo aireplay-ng -0 1 -a AP_MAC -c CLIENT_MAC mon0 in the airodump screen I get: read ...
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Sysinternals tool suite not working on low priv shell

Currently oscp student. I asked this on the oscp forum yesterday, but no responses so far. I am new to infosec, but have 18 years of education / work experience in IT. As far as I can tell, ...
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Penetration testing approach - Is there a better method? [closed]

Currently looking at getting some of our web sites pen tested but there are some many companies offering the same, and who are probably using the same tools (not to mention the same wordpress layouts) ...
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Error when adding new credentials to OpenVAS [closed]

Google isn't providing me with any helpful answers. I'm running Kali Linux 64bit, with OpenVas running. I am able to run scans fine, and read results in Greenbone. However when I try to create a LSC ...
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What are good resources to do hands-on practice on network penetration testing?

Can anyone provide a good list of resources to learn network penetration testing? I am specifically looking for those having hands on exercises (kind of virtual labs/ISOs) which are free. I know ...
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Wireless Testing - monitor mode issues

I am currently learning about Wireless testing and have stumbled across a couple of little issues. The system setup I am working on is as outlined below: Kali Linux - 64-Bit (GNOME v3.4.2) Virtual ...
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Is it necessary to test all input parameters of a web application when testing its security?

We know that testing input parameters for lack of validation is one part of a black box web vulnerability assessment but, is it necessary to test ALL input parameters (parameters, cookies, HTTP ...
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eCPPT vs. OSCP Certification

I am a soon to be college student. I am looking to become certified in pentesting for both personal interest as well as to be able to have something that would look good to future employers. Both ...
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Is there any Windows/Linux host officially available on the Internet for practicing penetration testing? [duplicate]

Is there any Windows/Linux host officially available on the Internet for practicing penetration testing? I am having continuous trouble with Virtual-Box. It is horribly slow to load and giving me ...
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Crypto for penetration test [closed]

I'm a newbie but I want to become a penetration tester. I'm taking a course on cryptography but I'm wondering... how useful is crypto for penetration testing compared to other skills like operating ...
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Is there a backdoor in the hardware of our smartphones?

I don't know for you but I always felt like Android especially is not safe. Is somebody - the government or other - able to listen to my microphone, or access my hard drive remotely ? I'm wondering ...
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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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Concerns discussing 'illegal' activities in a job interview [closed]

Before I begin, I say 'illegal' because I guess the law is somewhat sketchy around the topic and that topic is XSS research. Apparently people have been taken to court over it and UK law does have a ...
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Does MITM attack work across Remote Systems?

I have question about if MITM works across remote systems? Often, I'm doing internal penetration test, but I'm not sure about how to do MITM attack when I am outside from that network. Does classic ...
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What is safebrowsing.google.com ?Does it impact the security testing?

I recently security tested my web application using Firefox browser and while pentesting my webapplication i noticed safebrowsing.google.com,while i diged more about it ,i could able to retreive only ...
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how to get cookies from aspx site to use it with hydra

I've been playing around with Hydra and .aspx site and I've hit a bit of a snag - Hydra responds letting me know that the first 16 passwords in my password list are correct when none of them are. ...
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WPA cracking with Crunch, JTR & Aircrack

Now I assume that everyone knows of aircrack-ng and John The Ripper with it's fantastic ability to pause and resume cracking. With that aside, I want to add Crunch into the mix, however I can't seem ...
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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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Should veil framework produce packed and obfuscated binaries which bypass virustotal?

I have been working with the veil framework to test an internal IDS system I have in place. I have used a public malware sample which produces an 8/53 hit score on Virustotal and run it through the ...
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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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Can I use Metasploit to demo penetration testong on Zigbee or Smart meter? [closed]

Does Metasploit have functionality to demo penetration testing on Smart Meter or Zigbee?
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Different TTL for a single server

One of our client perform a qualys pentest, and find LB based on TTL value. We have only 1 server behind FW with NAT IP. Running ubuntu that has default TTL '64' qualys output Number of web ...
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Hydra gives wrong answers

Problem: Hydra keeps giving me incorrect passwords every time. I'm using brute-force via Hydra to guess the correct password on a certain website. First of all I used BurpSuite to intercept the page ...
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Vulnarability test for CVE-2014-2483?

I am in penetration testing on a server with Linux RHEL6/7 os. Vulnarability databases such as http://www.cvedetails.com/ mentioned the vulnarability CVE-2014-2483 for java in linux RHEL systems. I ...
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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 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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Servers for penetration testing

I am learning to use Metasploit as part of one of my college lessons. As you may know there are software builds like NOWASP (Mutillidae) or Damn Vulnerable Linux that allow you to exercise on pentest ...
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Burp Suite is not intercepting JSON responses [closed]

I am trying this video and this video to learn pen-testing using JSON injection. Burp Suite is able to intercept the request from the page, but not getting the JSON response. How to solve that?
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What NIC for a NUC? [closed]

I have been doing external pentests using the Intel NUC (D34010WYK1). It has been a very stable machine running Kali Linux. I am at point now that I would like to do some wireless testing. Has ...
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PTES: Diferences between Internet Footprint, OSINT and footprinting

I'm trying to understand what are the differences between an Internet Footprint, OSINT and footprinting. I'm reading the pentest-standard and it seems the same.
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Best way to test my home network from the outside

I want to check that my router is working like it should. For example that certain ports which should be open on the LAN side and closed on the WAN side really work that way. So I would like to run a ...