There were other more technical and probably relevant stories to report on today, but for some reason I just found this story very odd and strangely fascinating. Now here a strange case, a man climbs into a young girls bedroom in the middle of the night, threatens her with a baseball bat and then chains [...]
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Routines for hunting down kernel symbols from from kallsyms, System.map, vmlinux, vmlinuz, and remote symbol servers. Examples:
$ ./ksymhunter prepare_kernel_cred
[+] trying to resolve prepare_kernel_cred...
[+] resolved prepare_kernel_cred using /boot/System.map-2.6.38-gentoo
[+] resolved prepare_kernel_cred to 0xffffffff81061060
$ ./ksymhunter commit_creds
[+] trying to resolve commit_creds...
[+] resolved commit_creds using /boot/System.map-2.6.38-gentoo
[+] resolved commit_creds to 0xffffffff81060dc0
You can download ksymhunter v1.0 here: ksymhunter.tar.gz Or read more here.
SniffJoke is an application for Linux that handle transparently your TCP connection, delaying, modifying and injecting fake packets inside your transmission, make them almost impossible to be correctly read by a passive wiretapping technology (IDS or sniffer). An Internet client running SniffJoke injects in the transmission flow some packets able to seriously disturb passive analysis [...]
Malware Analyser is freeware tool to perform static and dynamic analysis on malware executables, it can be used to identify potential traces of anti-debug, keyboard hooks, system hooks and DEP setting change calls in the malware. This is a stepping release since for the first time the Dynamic Analysis has been included for file creations [...]
peepdf is a Python tool to explore PDF files in order to find out if the file can be harmful or not. The aim of this tool is to provide all the necessary components that a security researcher could need in a PDF analysis without using 3 or 4 tools to make all the tasks. [...]
As you surely know, things blew up recently at Toorcon 12 with the release of the much talked about Firefox plugin called Firesheep. There were various discussions about how to mitigate against it like using Firefox plug-ins to force SSL connections (where available). Microsoft also tried to secure Hotmail with SSL but kinda b0rked that [...]
Katana is a portable multi-boot security suite which brings together many of today’s best security distributions and portable applications to run off a single Flash Drive. It includes distributions which focus on Pen-Testing, Auditing, Forensics, System Recovery, Network Analysis, and Malware Removal. Katana also comes with over 100 portable Windows applications; such as Wireshark, Metasploit, [...]
Binary analysis is imperative for protecting COTS (common off-the-shelf) programs and analyzing and defending against the myriad of malicious code, where source code is unavailable, and the binary may even be obfuscated. Also, binary analysis provides the ground truth about program behavior since computers execute binaries (executables), not source code. However, binary analysis is challenging [...]
WeakNet Linux is designed primarily for penetration testing, forensic analysis and other security tasks. WeakNet Linux IV was built from Ubuntu 9.10 which is a Debian based distro. All references to Ubuntu have been removed as the author completely re-compiled the kernel, removed all Ubuntu specific software which would cause the ISO to bloat, and [...]
PlainSight is a versatile computer forensics environment that allows inexperienced forensic practitioners perform common tasks using powerful open source tools such as RegRipper, Pasco, Mork, Foremost and many more. We have taken the best open source forensic/security tools, customised them, and combined them with an intuitive user interface to create an incredibly powerful forensic environment. [...]