On the topic of breaking passwords, I often hear security professionals and a few other folks mention Rainbow Tables. I used to think a Rainbow Table was a set of pre-computed (pre-calculated) hashes from passwords…essentially a lookup table where a plaintext’s unencrypted password corresponds to a known hash. However, this is not a totally accurate definition of a Rainbow Table. In reality,.
Social Engineering is all about tricking somebody into acting a way you want them to act. A common tactic is having them click a link using a phishing attack such as a fake UPS delivery link around Christmas or cloning a popular website such as Facebook. My good friend Joseph Muniz, The Security Blogger wrote a great article on of my favorite subjects. Social engineering. Joseph and I have.
Zerodium recently announced a team won its contest by developing a browser-based exploit that will jailbreak iOS 9.1 and 9.2 Apple mobile devices. The winning team will be given a reward of $1 million US. Zerodium founder Chaouki Bekrar told Wired Magazine that the exploit, developed by the hackers, will be sold to its customers which include major technology, finance, defense corporations,.
Shifu is malware discovered by IBM X-Force named after the Japanese word for thief. The malware targets 14 Japanese banks and software platforms used in Europe. FortiGuard Labs has extensively researched the malware and dissected it. The original article can be found here. Overview Over the last few months, the Shifu banking Trojan has become more common in the wild prevalent and.
Andrew Lerner posted a great article on the Gartner blog around vendor speak. Extremely funny, because it is true. I highly suggest reading Andrew’s blog by clicking here Network Vendor Says… Network Vendor really means… 1 No other vendor can do this. Other vendors solve the same exact problem in a different way. 2 We’re the only vendor that provides this feature. This.
My friend Joseph Muniz, The Security Blogger, has officially published his new book and its a few weeks early! There is a discount code you can use on Cisco Press’s website to purchase. Security Operations Center Pre-Order Special: Save 35% with Discount Code SOC35 Book Price: $54.99 Sale Price: $35.74* Buy the Book eBook Price: $43.99 Sale Price: $28.59
Government Cybersecurity Spend Trend Written by: Keith Rayle and Aamir Lakhani Federal spending for cyber security is rapidly rising. As concerned and aware citizens, we should ask the question of why this is occurring. Is this simply a small spike in a normal spending cycle? Is it a result of a concentrated effort to increase cyber defense? Perhaps we are observing a series of events.
Most networks, no matter how highly secured, have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers. This article will explore the DNS protocol and tunneling. It is common to see the DNS protocol used to establish outbound sessions from a restricted network, then tunnel other protocols through the DNS connection. There are many attack tools, malware, and Command and Control (C&C) servers.
Packt Publishing is giving out 50% off my book Web Penetration Testing with Kali Linux. The book is over a year old, but has has some great tips and tricks on getting started with Kali Linux, and basic web and pen testing techniques. Great for beginners of experienced professionals that want to refresh their skills. The book has details around reconnaissance techniques, server-side attacks,.
San Francisco CBS posted about how hacked baby monitors can be a source for hackers to gain visibility of peoples homes. According to Rapid7 research, “several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts”. Read about thisHERE and make sure to check the security capabilities for any.