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Pentester Academy Attack Defense Labs – Web Application: Broken…

Introduction

Those who know me know that I not only practise offensive security techniques from a business perspective, I also play in a CTF team and build PwnDefend CTF challenges. I came up with the idea of doing a red and blue team CTF sometime in 2018 however this isn’t as easy to build and run as you would think. Anyway, I digress… as part of my research and personal development I like to test out other platforms and pwn a few things so I thought I’d do a quick write up of the Pentester Academy Attack Defense labs Web Application Broken Authentication challenge. Spoiler alert.. I spoil this one (but it’s easy so don’t cry too hard!) Read more “Pentester Academy Attack Defense Labs – Web Application: Broken Authentication”

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Owning the Covenant like a Chief! – C2 Framework…

Covenant is a .NET c2 (Command & Control) Framework that aims to highlight the attack surface of .NET and aid red teamers! Today I’m going to jump into slip space with a Halo themed blog on my first use of Covenant in the lab. Let’s hope I don’t need Cortana to get this deployed (yes I’m a massive Halo nerd!)

Installation

First thing let’s head over to GitHub and check out the install notes:

The architecture seems to look like this:

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Reviews

Defending your cheque book as well as your endpoints

Since almost before time began (ok so 1974 – Rabbit) malware and viruses have existed on computers, since then the volume and level of sophistication of attacks has dramatically increased. You are no longer defending against viruses, you are defending against attacks from a whole range of threat actors. Aside from backups, antivirus is often one of the first and last lines of defence on systems, as such over the years a range of products and services have arisen (and far more opinions) in the antivirus space, so much so that now we have solution stacks named endpoint detection and response. So, to get to the point, the threat landscape is vast (this year alone there has been 6 million new malware samples discovered – https://www.av-test.org/en/statistics/malware/)

A new Superhero?

Windows defender was always an underdog in this space, if you google “Windows 10 defender reviews” you will see a range of star ratings such as, 3 out of 5, 2.5 out of 5, 2 out of five etc.

Security has never been more in focus with business, however there is always a driver to ensure costs are controlled and value is being added, so I thought I would write about Windows 10 defender and look at some of the reasons you may want to drop your 3rd party solution. Read more “Defending your cheque book as well as your endpoints”

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