Quasar RAT – Windows Remote Administration Tool


Quasar is a fast and light-weight Windows remote administration tool coded in C#. The usage ranges from user support through day-to-day administrative work to employee monitoring.

Quasar RAT - Windows Remote Administration Tool


It aims to provide high stability and an easy-to-use user interface and is a free, open source tool.

Features of Quasar RAT Windows Remote Administration Tool

The main features that can be found in Quasar are:

  • TCP network stream (IPv4 & IPv6 support)
  • Fast network serialization (Protocol Buffers)
  • Compressed (QuickLZ) & Encrypted (TLS) communication
  • UPnP Support
  • Task Manager
  • File Manager
  • Startup Manager
  • Remote Desktop
  • Remote Shell
  • Remote Execution
  • System Information
  • Registry Editor
  • System Power Commands (Restart, Shutdown, Standby)
  • Keylogger (Unicode Support)
  • Reverse Proxy (SOCKS5)
  • Password Recovery (Common Browsers and FTP Clients)

Using Quasar Windows Remote Administration Tool

1. Download Quasar

Usually most users want the stable version of Quasar, which can be found on the releases page. Bleeding edge versions with latest features, improvements and bug-fixes can are located at the CI server. These builds should be used with caution as they may contain critical bugs.

2. Building a Client

After starting Quasar.exe for the first time, you will need to build a client for deployment. Use the button Builder at the top of the Quasar application to start the client configuration. After configuring the client for your needs, click the Build button and choose a location to save the built client.

3. Connecting the Server and Client

The standalone client from the previous step has to be deployed on the computers of the users. Simply executing the client on the computers is enough. The client will take care of the installation, startup, etc… Once installed the client will try to connect to your Server on the specified host-name and port. It might be necessary to set up port forwarding to your local Server if it is behind a firewall in your network. You can use automatic forwarding with UPnP in the settings if it’s being supported by your firewall/router.

You can download Quasar here:

Quasar.v1.3.0.0.zip

Or read more here.


Topic: Hacking Tools

Pingcastle – Active Directory Security Assessment Tool


PingCastle is a Active Directory Security Assessment Tool designed to quickly assess the Active Directory security level with a methodology based on a risk assessment and maturity framework. It does not aim at a perfect evaluation but rather as an efficiency compromise.

Pingcastle - Active Directory Security Assessment Tool


The risk level regarding Active Directory security has changed. Several vulnerabilities have been made popular with tools like mimikatz or sites likes adsecurity.org.

CMMI is a well known methodology from the Carnegie Mellon university to evaluate the maturity with a grade from 1 to 5, PingCastle has adapated CMMI to Active Directory security.

The aim of the tool is to get you to 80% AD security in 20% of the time it would traditionally take.

PingCastle Active Directory Security Assessment Tool Features

Health Check

This is the default report produced by PingCastle. It quickly collects the most important information of the Active Directory and establish an overview. Based on a model and rules, it evaluates the score of the sub-processes of the Active Directory. Then it reports the risks.

Active Directory map

This report produce a map of all Active Directory that PingCastle knows about. This map is built based on existing health check reports or when none is available, via a special mode collecting the required information as fast as possible.


Deploy and collect reports

Monitoring domains from a bastion can be easy. But for those without network connection it might be difficult. There are many deployment strategies available with PingCastle.

Consolidation

When multiple reports of PingCastle have been collected, they can be regrouped in a single report. This facilitates the benchmark of all domains.

Scanner

Checking workstations for local admin privileges, open shares, startup time is usually complex and requires an admin. PingCastle’s scanner bypass these classic limits.

Using Pingcastle Active Directory Security Assessment Tool

You can download Pingcastle here:

PingCastle_2.8.1.0.zip

Or read more here.


Topic: Security Software

Second Order – Subdomain Takeover Scanner Tool


Second Order Subdomain Takeover Scanner Tool scans web applications for second-order subdomain takeover by crawling the application and collecting URLs (and other data) that match specific rules or respond in a specific way.

Second Order - Subdomain Takeover Scanner Tool


Using Second Order Subdomain Takeover Scanner Tool

Command line options:

Example:

Config File for Second Order Subdomain Takeover Scanner Tool

Example configuration file included (config.json)

  • Headers: A map of headers that will be sent with every request.
  • Depth: Crawling depth.
  • LogCrawledURLs: If this is set to true, Second Order will log the URL of every crawled page.
  • LogQueries: A map of tag-attribute queries that will be searched for in crawled pages. For example, “a”: “href” means log every href attribute of every a tag.
  • LogURLRegex: A list of regular expressions that will be matched against the URLs that are extracted using the queries in LogQueries; if left empty, all URLs will be logged.
  • LogNon200Queries: A map of tag-attribute queries that will be searched for in crawled pages, and logged only if they don’t return a 200 status code.
  • ExcludedURLRegex: A list of regular expressions whose matching URLs will not be accessed by the tool.
  • ExcludedStatusCodes: A list of status codes; if any page responds with one of these, it will be excluded from the results of LogNon200Queries; if left empty, all non-200 pages’ URLs will be logged.
  • LogInlineJS: If this is set to true, Second Order will log the contents of every script tag that doesn’t have a src attribute.

You can download Second Order here:

Or read more here.


Topic: Networking Hacking Tools

Binwalk – Firmware Security Analysis & Extraction Tool


Binwalk is a fast and easy to use Python-based firmware security analysis tool that allows for firmware analysis, reverse engineering, and extraction of firmware images.

Binwalk - Firmware Security Analysis & Extraction Tool


Features of Binwalk Firmware Security Analysis & Extraction Tool

  • Scanning Firmware – Binwalk can scan a firmware image for many different embedded file types and file systems
  • File Extraction – You can tell binwalk to extract any files that it finds in the firmware image
  • Entropy Analysis – Can help identify interesting sections of data inside a firmware image
  • String Search – Allows you to search the specified file(s) for a custom string

There are also various filters such as by CPU architecture, number of instructions, include filter, exclude filter,

Installation of Binwalk Firmware Security Analysis & Extraction Tool

Download binwalk:

Install binwalk; if you have a previously installed version of binwalk, it is suggested that you uninstall it before upgrading:

Debian users can install all optional and suggested extractors/dependencies using the included deps.sh script (recommended):

If you are not a Debian user, or if you wish to install only selected dependencies, see the INSTALL documentation for more details.


Usage of Binwalk Firmware Security Analysis & Extraction Tool

File Extraction

You can tell binwalk to extract any files that it finds in the firmware image with the -e option:

Binwalk will even recursively scan files as it extracts them if you also specify the -M option:

And if the -r option is specified, any file signatures that couldn’t be extracted – or that resulted in 0-size files – will be automatically deleted:

To extract one specific signature type, specify one or more -D type options:

Entropy Analysis

What happens if binwalk doesn’t report any signatures? Or, how do you know binwalk didn’t miss anything interesting?

Entropy analysis can help identify interesting sections of data inside a firmware image:

You can download Binwalk here:

binwalk-v2.2.0.zip

Or read more here.


Topic: Hardware Hacking
zBang - Privileged Account Threat Detection Tool

zBang – Privileged Account Threat Detection Tool

zBang is a risk assessment tool for Privileged Account Threat Detection on a scanned network, organizations and red teamers can utilize zBang to identify potential attack vectors and improve the security posture of the network. The results can be analyzed with the graphic interface or by reviewing the raw output files. The tool is built […]

Topic: Hacking Tools
Memhunter - Automated Memory Resident Malware Detection

Memhunter – Automated Memory Resident Malware Detection

Memhunter is an Automated Memory Resident Malware Detection tool for the hunting of memory resident malware at scale, improving the threat hunter analysis process and remediation times. It’s a self contained binary that can be deployed and managed at scale, does not use memory dumps and relies purely on memory inspection to do its work. […]

Topic: Forensics