• Own Windows with PowerShell using Nishang

    Own Windows with PowerShell using Nishang

    Nishang is a framework and collection of scripts and payloads which enables usage of Windows PowerShell for offensive security and post exploitation during Penetraion Tests.  The scripts are written on the basis of requirement by the author during real Penetration Tests. PAYLOADS It contains many interesting scripts like download and execute, keylogger, dns txt pwnage,
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  • Stopping FTP Brute Force Attacks in FreeBSD and OpenBSD

    Stopping FTP Brute Force Attacks in FreeBSD and OpenBSD

    This is a great little article that I came across talking about stopping FTP brute force attacks in OpenBSD or FreeBSD (both of my favorite OS’s). It assumes that your using PF as your firewall (which you should!). You can easily stop bruteforce attacks by limiting connections per IP using pf firewall under FreeBSD or
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  • How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    How to Install Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x

    I decided to write out the steps I took to for installing Bro IDS 2.5 on Ubuntu 16.0x. Before we begin installing Bro from source we need to make sure we have all the correct dependencies. On Ubuntu 16.0x you can run the following: sudo apt-get install cmake make gcc g++ flex git bison libpcap-dev
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  • Quick and Dirty: Installing Htop on FreeBSD 10.x

    Quick and Dirty: Installing Htop on FreeBSD 10.x

    Htop is an interactive system-monitor process-viewer written for Linux. On most of my servers I have it up and running continually if I’m not actively on the box. It’s great to be able to quickly glance up and see the current state of a particular server or to see if something I’m running has gotten
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  • WORKOUT

    WORKOUT

    So I’ve been getting up @ 5am to workout and I must say that I’m pretty psyched about it. Well not the getting up at 5 part. But I’m pretty happy that I’ve been consistently going to the gym lately. My six-pack is just a few short months away from finally arriving!! I’m working on
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  • Threat Profile: Killer Swag

    Threat Profile: Killer Swag

    Introduction I’ve been monitoring an interesting threat for the past several days, a group I’m referring to as “Killer Swag”. Mainly because the initial dropper is called “Swag.sh” and “Killer Swag” just sounds cool. In another life I think I would have been a marketing genius, but I digress. This post will cover my research
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  • Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    Kioptrix Level 1 Hacking Challenge Walkthrough

    This is a walkthrough for Kioptrix Level 1. Although getting root on this box is pretty straightforward it’s a great place for those looking to get their feet wet when it comes to boot2root VM’s. I actually suggest this as a starting place rather than something like Metasploitable2, which is almost overwhelming with it’s list
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  • Threat Hunting with Bro IDS

    Threat Hunting with Bro IDS

    This post is a quick look at how I personally use Bro IDS for threat hunting. Specifically some of the queries I run when I start a hunt by data set. A quick note on Bro. Bro IDS is a pretty amazing piece of software for threat hunting and my go to tool of choice.
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  • SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    SkyDog Con CTF – The Legend Begins

    Sky Dog Con CTF – Over but not forgotten. Download Link http://bit.ly/SkyDogConCTF Instructions The CTF is a virtual machine and works best in Virtual Box. This OVA was created using Virtual Box 4.3.32. Download the OVA file open up Virtual Box and then select File –> Import Appliance. Choose the OVA file from where you
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  • Creative Structure is Key by Haruki Murakami

    Creative Structure is Key by Haruki Murakami

    There is a quote I read today by Haruki Murakami that really made me sit back and think about how I handle all my daily task and projects.  Especially with my obsession lately for absolute peak performance in my life. “When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and
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