Launching a pentest: How to discover related DNS records

When starting a penetration test, we first try to discover domains associated with our target apex domain.

To help you navigate this part of the process, we’re going to detail it, highlighting tips and tricks for working around registrant privacy services and other roadblocks you may face.


Leveraging hijacked Slack sessions on macOS

Let’s face it, Slack is a treasure trove of information for hackers. Credentials. Proprietary data. Social engineering opportunities. You get the picture – it’s an information-rich environment.

I’m going to dig into Slack workspace compromise via Mythic C2 and macOS to provide additional information and tooling you can use to leverage a stolen Slack session.


How to hunt for SolarWinds Orion usage

Recent reports from FireEye revealed a large-scale campaign to infect company networks using a modified version of the SolarWinds Orion monitoring agent.

To give you a clear understanding how continuous penetration testing can help you enumerate the possible use of SolarWinds Orion we’re going to highlight methodologies we use every day at Sprocket.


Bug Bounty vs. Continuous Pen Testing: Understanding the Basics

Oh, the world of good ol’ bug-bounty programs. In recent months they’ve become a hot topic for IT teams looking to unearth vulnerabilities.

And it’s easy to see why. They’re flashy and promise the world. Your company gets notified when a vulnerability is detected. The bounty hunter gets paid for the finding. Everybody leaves happy. Well, not really. Find out why.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...