Archive for the ‘Network Security’ Category

Web Services explaination

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

When I find really good links to explain things I tend to want to keep them.  Here is a link that explains web services and how to pentest them.




Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

If you  have been any type of security assessment/audit TLS BEAST and CRIME  has been seen.  Here is an article done by Omar Santos over on the cisco blogs.

This year at Black Hat USA, Angelo Prado, Neal Harris, and Yoel Gluck uncovered a new attack and a tool they called BREACH, which is based on some of the previous research by the folks behind CRIME.

Security tube – Courses

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

While looking at security tube I noticed that they had courses and certifications.  I knew they had them but never really paid too much attention to it.  There is a paid version and a community version.  The community version provides the same videos as the paid version for free!  Vivek has been kind enough to provide these to the security community in an effort “to provide quality yet free infosec education to one and all”  I highly recommend these courses if you are looking to learn more about security or learn a scripting language.

You can find the courses located here:

Hacking Lab OWASP Top 10 challenge

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

I am always looking for ways to keep my skills up.  I have found looking for challenge sites a way of doing that.  Sometimes it can be very hard if you are newish to network security but don’t have a great lab to test your skills.  Hacking-Lab is a great way of doing that.

Oh I forgot the best part.. its free!

VirtualBox Adventures

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

I installed Backtrack 5R3 in VirtualBox.  I have always used VMware and figured I would give it a try.  It isn’t so bad.  It has a lot of networking features I look forward to messing with. :).

Burp Suite Framework you say!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

James Lester & Joseph Tartaro: “Burp Suite: Informing the 99% of what the 1%’ers are knowingly taking advantage of

Burp Suite has created a name for itself as arguably one of the go-to weapons of choice for web application pentesters, but one of its best features is consistently being ignored: the ability to append or modify functionality through the use of burp extensions. Extensions as a feature have introduced users to numerious possibilities, and have given opportunities to easily develop functionality that’s necessary to complete required test related tasks. With all that is available through Burp extensibility, why have we not seen its users contribute functionality to the same degree as community driven projects such as MetaSploit or the Nmap Scriptability Engine? In this presentation, James Lester and Joseph Tartaro will debut their campaign, which focuses on building demand, support, and an overall desire around the creation of Burp extensions in the hope of bringing extensibility to the forfront of web application testing. As a team, James and Joseph will begin by outlining the current demand, capabilities, and limitations while introducing up to a dozen extensions they created that presently utilize all current accessible functionality within the extensibility suite. Along with the release of these extensions, a campaign will be presented to organize and develop an extension community that documents tool primers, lessons learned, and tips/tricks, along with hosting extensions and tools catered to Burp. As a team, Joseph and James will showcase the benefits to their approach, which include increased efficiency and a simplified way to write new scripts. During development of this talk, James and Joseph took into consideration that re-use is a key factor and development techniques were used to help test user adaptation. Something learned isn’t research until it’s shared, and they plan to put this statement to practice utilizing B-Sides as a perfect tool to help collect data, convey interests, and share results.

Looking for labs in all the wrong places?

Friday, July 27th, 2012


I was looking for labs to assist me in my GPEN studies.  I figured if I post them here then everyone can benefit from these links.

SQL Injection through HTTP Headers

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

During vulnerability assessment or penetration testing, identifying the input vectors of the target application is a primordial step. Sometimes, when dealing with Web application testing, verification routines related to SQL injection flaws discovery are restricted to the GET and POST variables as the unique inputs vectors ever. What about other HTTP header parameters? Aren’t they potential input vectors for SQL injection attacks? How can one test all these HTTP parameters and which vulnerability scanners to use in order to avoid leaving vulnerabilities undiscovered in parts of the application?

Burpesuite fun

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Good article.

Pentesting Workshop

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

On Saturday I will be taking one of Joe’s Pentesting Workshops.  I am so excited to be able to partake in a training course that is a) affordable and b) online so that I can stay at home.

This is a HOW/WHY class. We’ll be covering the common penetration testing related subjects such as:

  • Scanning
  • Enumeration
  • Exploitation
  • Post-Exploitation
  • Web Application Testing

This workshop is designed to be an attack lab style of class.

Students will be given a VMware image with all of the attack tools preloaded to download, and VPN credentials to log into the Strategic Security lab network.