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By Rokas

Mitigating Social Engineering Risks

Aug 15, 2019

Social engineering is the process of manipulating people through various channels such as phishing, phone calls and physical instrustions. This post provides a walkthough of an example attack using emails and phone calls, and what organisations can do to reduce the risk of these kind of social engineering attacks. Continue reading

By Wes

Printer Server Bug to Domain Administrator

Aug 08, 2019

During a recent internal network penetration testing engagement, a number of common attack paths were unavailable as a number of security mechanisms were implemented such as the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) and the prevention of lo Continue reading

By Mary

The Security of Voice-Activated Technology

Jul 31, 2019

Adoption of voice-activated technology has accelerated in recent years. Voice-controlled functionality on smartphones and voice-controlled devices for home use, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have become widespread. Continue reading

By Oliver

Minimising the Risks of Using Flash

Jun 04, 2019

Flash is well-known to people within the cyber security industry to have a long history of security vulnerabilities as well as functionality flaws. However, it is impossible to completely uninstall Flash, as the plugin has been integrated in both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, which are core applications that come with Windows builds. Therefore, the purpose of this blog post is to provide possible solutions for organisations to minimize the risks of having Flash. Continue reading

By Antti

Moodle Jmol Plugin Multiple Vulnerabilities

May 20, 2019

In a recent penetration test of a Moodle instance, a review of the installed plugins revealed several security issues in a plugin that has not been updated for several years. Continue reading

By Guy

Common Mistakes with PCI DSS Compliance

Apr 29, 2019

I've been a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for PCI DSS requirements for some years, and I have detailed some of the more common mistakes I encounter whenever discussing PCI DSS with organisations, be they business owners, website developers Continue reading

By Marius

Compromising Jira Externally to Get Internal Network Access

Mar 25, 2019

In a recent external network engagement, which had a fairly large number of external services, I found a Jira login page available on the client's external network. Continue reading

By Mike

From Internal Web Application To Domain Admin

Feb 20, 2019

In a recent internal network penetration test I found a slightly less conventional route to get domain administrator privileges. Continue reading

By Kate

Minimising the risk of using Java

Jan 04, 2019

Much as they may wish to do otherwise, organisations may need to install the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) so users have the Java Plugin they need for required web-sites, and/or run installed Java applications provided as JAR files. Continue reading

By Mike

CVE-2018-18863 ResourceLink Local File Inclusion

Nov 08, 2018

In a recent penetration test ResourceLink version was found to be vulnerable to local file inclusion (LFI). Continue reading