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Research

Our research and development programme sets industry standards in cyber security

At Dionach we are proud of our well-established research and development programme. Our team of consultants are focused on continually uncovering new technical vulnerabilities in software and hardware, raising the bar in security assessment services and sharing our knowledge through whitepapers and various industry channels.

Through the responsible disclosure process we have published numerous vulnerabilities in leading software applications that our team has identified.

As part of our commitment to remaining vendor independent and offering the best technical solution to each client engagement, we also develop proprietary security tools for testing methods including vulnerability scanning, spear phishing and security auditing. In practice, our consultants have a wide range of commercial, open-source and custom tools at their disposal to deliver industry-leading outcomes for our client base.

Some of our custom tools are published as open source on Dionach’s GitHub page: https://github.com/Dionach.

Technical blog

The Security of Voice-Activated Technology

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. Voice control is also being implemented in...

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Minimising the Risks of Using Flash

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.

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Compromising Jira Externally to Get Internal Network Access

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. The login page belonged to a Jira Software service, an issue-tracking system used in project management...

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From Internal Web Application To Domain Admin

In a recent internal network penetration test I found a slightly less conventional route to get domain administrator privileges. This type of attack is certainly not new but it shows how thinking-out of the box takes a crucial part when comes to penetration testing....

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Minimising the risk of using Java

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. However, the vulnerabilities of...

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CVE-2018-18863 ResourceLink Local File Inclusion

In a recent penetration test ResourceLink version 20.0.2.1 was found to be vulnerable to local file inclusion (LFI). ResourceLink is a payroll web application that allows HR departments to manage payments and employees' bank account details. LFI allows an attacker to...

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Combining Issues to Compromise the Domain

Internal penetration tests, as approached by Dionach, are a good exercise to assess the security of the internal networks of our clients. Typically, we spend a few days on-site, starting with a standard low-privileged account - or in many cases with no credentials at...

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Overview of iOS 12 Security Features

When deciding whether or not to install iOS 12, many iPhone and iPad users will be primarily concerned with the "flashier" features: Memojis, group FaceTime calls, performance improvements for older devices, and more. However, the recent iOS update also contains a...

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