My journey reaching #1 on Hack The Box Belgium – 10 tips, tricks and lessons learned.

Ranked #1 on HackTheBox Belgium Not so long ago, I achieved a milestone in my penetration testing career.: reaching rank 1 on HackTheBox. For those of you that don’t know what Hack The Box (HTB) is: Hack The Box is an online platform allowing you to test your penetration testing skills and exchange ideas and […]

The return of the spoof part 2: Command line spoofing

A few days ago I wrote a blog post about the evolving landscape of threat detection and how attackers need to adapt their techniques. In the previous post, I talked about one of the deception techniques that attackers are now using, called parent process ID spoofing. In this blog post, I’ll talk about another deception […]

The return of the spoof part 1: Parent process ID spoofing

Years ago (as early as 2009), my colleague Didier Stevens wrote a blog post about parent process ID spoofing. Back then, most companies were not as secure as they are now, therefore, most attackers got away with ‘basic’ exploitation, not having the need to do much obfuscation or deception. Thankfully, the security posture of the […]

Here phishy phishy : How to recognize phishing

Here phishy phishy… – source: Combell According to our latest research, which can be seen in this video , an astonishing 32% of employees click on phishing URL’s, and 1 in 5 emails can be considered as malicious. But what makes a phishing attack successful? Are we really that naive to let ourselves become phishing […]

Using Burp’s session Handling Rules to insert authorization cookies into Intruder, Repeater and even sqlmap

The problem…. Recently, NVISO was tasked to do a penetration test on a web application that had very short authenticated sessions and that implemented anti CSRF tokens. This presented a unique challenge, as most of our automated tools and techniques had no reliable way of working as the base requests that were being used as […]