Internal network pentesting involving domain controllers requires a few steps in order to gain domain administrator access. One of them usually requires to gain local administrator access to a workstation. In this article, we show how this can be possible from a limited domain user account when specific Group Policy Preferences (GPP) are deployed. GPP are new Active Directory features introduced in Windows 2008; documenting
Every year the security community produces a stunning amount of new Web hacking techniques that are published in various white papers, blog posts, magazine articles, mailing list emails, conference presentations, etc. Within the thousands of pages are the latest ways to attack websites, Web browsers, Web proxies, and their mobile platform equivilents. Beyond individual vulnerabilities with CVE numbers or system compromises, here we are solely focused on new and creative methods of Web-based attack. Now it its seventh year, The Top Ten Web Hacking Techniques list encourages information sharing, provides a centralized knowledge-base, and recognizes
So one of the core aspects of my mostly-kidding-but-no-really White Hat Hacker Flowchart is that, if the target is a web page, and it’s not running on your server, you kind of need permission to actively probe for vulnerabilities.
One could make the argument that you can detect who in the marketplace has a crack security team, by who’s willing and able to commit the resources for an open vulnerability review policy.
Some smaller sites have also jumped on board (mostly absorbing and reiterating Salesforce’s policy — cool!):
There’s some interesting implications to all of this,
Blizzard announced today they they have suffered a major data breach, and sensitive user data was stolen from their servers. According to their statementÂ the specific data stolen includes email address, theÂ answer to the personal security question, and information relating to two-factor authentication. They also lost their SRP server-side verifier database, which is the database they use to verify user passwords.
And despite what Blizzard is claiming, I believe the vast majority of their users’ plain text passwords have been exposed as well.
This post discusses the issues that arise from the reliance on user-mode control flow monitoring techniques for the implementation of systems such as Host Based Intrusion Detection Systems, Sandboxes, Function Tracers, etc. It focuses on a single HIPS product offered by Comodo , a well respected company that helps the community by offering a number of their products free of charge. However, the techniques used by this product are not completely bulletproof and can be exploited by malicious agents to disable
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