Cybersecurity Blog

Pro tips for purchasing and aging phishing domains

Good command-and-control infrastructure requires a known, trusted domain. When you’re first starting out, this can be difficult to find, but luckily other testers have provided many great resources.

So, let’s dive into what’s available and how to make the right choices when building out an attack infrastructure.

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Discovering Active Directory Controllers in your Client Network

After initially accessing an internal network during a penetration test, you need to find out what the Active Directory (AD) infrastructure looks like. Here, we’re going to examine methods for this process from both Windows and Linux, so you have an approach in your back pocket that fits your needs.

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How to defend against password spraying

Given how often we see this tactic used, we’re going to break down the basics. We want to help you understand how password spraying works, along with some effective steps you can take to prevent it from being used against your organization.

What is password spraying?

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Preventing Social Engineering Breaches

It’s pretty common for companies to bundle social engineering into their penetration testing programs. But when the report shows up, you may find you’re surprised and frustrated at the rate of employees clicking links to open malicious documents. How were my employees so easily manipulated? And why didn’t anyone on the IT staff catch this? Don’t sweat it. Happens to more people than you can imagine. We’ve got guidance for three forms of remediation.

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How to exploit Zerologon (CVE-2020-1472)

Recently, one of the most significant Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities since Eternal Blue (MS17-010) was brought to light. We’re going to show you how to exploit it during a pentest.

This walkthrough shows you how to exploit the Zerologon vulnerability to gain domain admin during a pentest.

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How to: Execute passive internal recon during continuous penetration testing

When we launch continuous penetration testing in a new network, we don't want to raise suspicion of our presence. For one reason, we may be able to get credentials without doing anything intrusive at all.

We break down how to do it, along with a few of our favorite tools you can use.

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Credential Stuffing: 5 basics you need to understand

It’s tempting to re-use the same password for multiple online accounts. Many of us have done it (it’s OK; this is a safe space). Convenient as it seems, this action puts you at high risk to get hacked via credential stuffing.

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Multi-Factor Authentication: How attackers still abuse these (often forgotten about) logins

Over the past years, we’ve urged companies to start using Multi-factor authentication (MFA) – and many have followed through. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go.

First, the good news. MFA protects by adding a layer of security using an out-of-band authentication step, making it harder for attackers to gain access to an organization. Not to mention, it keeps security top-of-mind for users, since they’re notified during each authentication.

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3 New Phishing Streams Beyond Email - And How To Safeguard Them

There are cybersecurity phishing streams & threats constantly growing and evolving. Email spam is no longer the front line of the battlefield. Here are 3 new phishing streams beyond email - and how to safeguard them.

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Creating Small Containers for Penetration Testing

In this article I show you how to create small containers that use up to date tools. By default, the Golang Docker container at its smallest is 123 MB. While seemingly small, this can result in annoying latency and slowness when deploying new tooling at scale...

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