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Phishing Frenzy – E-mail Phishing Framework

Phishing Frenzy is an Open Source Ruby on Rails e-mail phishing framework designed to help penetration testers manage multiple, complex phishing campaigns. The goal of the project is to streamline the phishing process while still providing clients the best realistic phishing campaign possible. This goal is obtainable through campaign management, template reuse, statistical generation, and […]

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sptoolkit Rebirth – Simple Phishing Toolkit

The sptoolkit (rebirth) or Simple Phishing Toolkit project is an open source phishing education toolkit that aims to help in securing the mind as opposed to securing computers. Organizations spend billions of dollars annually in an effort to safeguard information systems, but spend little to nothing on the under trained and susceptible minds that operate […]

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A Story Of Social Engineering – How @N Lost His $50,000 Twitter Handle

So last week I read an interesting tale about social engineering on Medium, a story by a chap named Naoki Hiroshima and his Twitter handle, which was @N. Yes just one letter, a pretty rare and it seems valuable handle as he had offers of up to $50,000 for it. In the end though, someone […]

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spt v0.6.0 – Simple Phishing Toolkit Available For Download

spt is a simple concept with powerful possibilities. It is what it’s name implies: a simple phishing toolkit. The basic idea the spt project had was “Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a simple, effective, easy to use and free (most importantly!) tool that information security professionals could use to evaluate and train what […]

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Hacker On Hacker Action – Zeus Botmaster Targets Anonymous Supporters

It somehow reminds me of the oldskool game Spy vs Spy, anyone remember that? Anyhow, that’s off-topic right now. The news is, some smart malware pimp managed to dupe a whole bunch of Anonymous supporters into installing the Zeus botnet – when they thought they were getting a DDoS tool. It’s a pretty big base […]

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Facebook Attachment Uploader Owned By A Space

Oh look – another vulnerability in Facebook! It wasn’t long ago we reported New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking. Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename. It’s not […]

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Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 – New Version & New Module

Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 release aims at addressing all of the suggestions collected in the first 6 months of activity and adds 1 new module and 50 minutes of video training on Social Engineering Toolkit. As reviewed by us before (eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training) this course is becoming a very popular choice […]

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The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) – Computer Based Social Engineering Tools

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is specifically designed to perform advanced attacks against the human element. SET was designed to be released with the http://www.social-engineer.org launch and has quickly became a standard tool in a penetration testers arsenal. SET was written by David Kennedy (ReL1K) and with a lot of help from the community it has […]

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Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the […]

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