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RSS Aircrack-ng

  • Aircrack-ng 1.3
    We're bringing more good stuff in this release. We've been busy fixing bugs left and right, some of them thanks to Coverity Scan, valgrind and other static code analyzers. We've also refactored some of the code and improved the code quality along the way. We can now successfully build across lots of platforms (Windows, Linux, […]
  • Aircrack-ng 1.2
    It's been way too long since the last stable release.Compared to the last stable, 1.1, almost 8 years ago, this release has a huge amount of improvements and fixes. The changelog since 1.1 is almost 300 lines long (1200+ commits). Code quality has improved, in parts thanks to Coverity Scan. We now switched to GitHub […]

RSS Armored Packets

  • Massive WordPress Brute-Force Botnet Attack April 15, 2013
    SUMMARY As of April 9, 2013, multiple web hosting companies began seeing brute force, dictionary attacks against their WordPress Content Management System. Approximately 140,000 IPs have been seen attacking these systems. After successful login, the actors are installing several PHP scripts which execute shell commands, download files from www.marinabybloshotel.com that establish connections with an IRC […]
  • Security Awareness – Hold The Line March 20, 2013
    Yesterday began like all others, a good morning to my Twitter followers and a quick scan through the topics of others I follow. The topic of discussion that stood out, dividing our industry more often than any others got started; the belief, or lack thereof, in Security Awareness Training Programs being a benefit to organizations. […]

RSS BeEF – The Browser Exploitation Framework Blog

  • Mapping your LAN from a web browser: Introducing the Network extension for BeEF June 8, 2016
    Today's blog post brought to you by Brendan Coles:How many tabs do you have open in your browser right now? For how long have they been open - more than 10 minutes? Any one of them could have mapped your local networks and launched exploits against your outdated or misconfigured software.From the BeEF laboratory comes […]
  • Kali (formerly Backtrack) Linux & BeEF January 22, 2016
    Today's post is contributed by Ben Waugh (@bw_z).BeEF is preinstalled on Kali linux distributions, allowing you to quickly use BeEF as part of your security testing toolkit. Running BeEF in KaliKali packages BeEF within the beef-xss service which can either be started from the command line, or the pre-populated menu item under Kali-Linux > Exploitation Tools […]

RSS Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog

  • Dark Side Ops I & 2 Review February 8, 2018
    Dark Side Ops I https://silentbreaksecurity.com/training/dark-side-ops/https://www.blackhat.com/us-17/training/dark-side-ops-custom-penetration-testing.html  A really good overview of the class is here https://www.ethicalhacker.net/features/root/course-review-dark-side-ops-custom-penetration-testingI enjoyed the class. This was actually my second time taking the class and it wasn't nearly as overwhelming the 2nd time :-) I’ll try not to cover what is in Raphael’s article as it is still applicable and I am assuming you […]
  • Books I'd give to my 30yr old self November 17, 2017
    A good friend/co-worker recently turned 30.  In preparation for his birthday party I gave some thought to my 30th birthday and the things I now know or have an idea about and what I wish I had known at that point in my life. I decided to buy him a few books that had impacted […]

RSS Command Line Kung Fu

  • Episode #181: Making Contact October 3, 2017
    Hal wanders back on stage Whew! Sure is dusty in here!Man, those were the days! It started with Ed jamming on Twitter and me heckling from the audience. Then Ed invited me up on stage (once we built the stage), and that was some pretty sweet kung fu. Then Tim joined the band, Ed left, […]
  • Episode #180: Open for the Holidays! December 31, 2014
    Not-so-Tiny Tim checks in with the ghost of Christmas present: I know many of you have been sitting on Santa's lap wishing for more Command Line Kung Fu. Well, we've heard your pleas and are pushing one last Episode out before the New Year! We come bearing a solution for a problem we've all encountered. […]