Archive | May, 2015

BitTorrent Bleep – Encrypted, Decentralized Voice & Text App


So after running an open alpha for a while, BitTorrent Bleep is now finally public and official. The whole secure/transient messaging app/platform area is an interesting space, companies have come and gone, some have been compromised and some are still around (Snapchat, Poke, Wickr, Armortext etc).

BitTorrent Bleep - Encrypted, Decentralized Voice & Text App

Bleep requires no personal info, just a nickname and then you can share your Bleep key anywhere you like. There’s a Whisper mode, which is an entry into the transient messaging space – messages are destroyed after 25 seconds.

After an initial pre-alpha release in July 2014, BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer private voice and text app Bleep is finally available for curious Windows, Mac, iOS and Android users to test it out.

The app offers end-to-end encryption of all communication (calls are connected directly), and you don’t have to pay to use it. You also don’t have to provide any information about yourself in order to use it – a random nickname is enough, and a Bleep key will be created to identify the device for other users to be able to contact you.

“Bleep’s logo represents a folded note – a message passed directly, hand-to-hand. In our implementation, we keep messages and the encryption keys for images stored on your local device, not the cloud,” explained Farid Fadaie, head of the BitTorrent Bleep project. “For messages and metadata, there is no server for hackers to target and because you hold the keys, images can’t be leaked to haunt you later.”


The official blog post from BitTorrent is here: Bleep Now Publicly Available Across All Major Platforms

The downside of this, is that it’s not open-source – so the security implementation and claims made by Bleep are not verifiable by the community. This will be a concern for some of course.

The developers have added a “whisper” mode. “For parts of a conversation that you’d like to keep temporary, tapping ‘Go to Whisper’ on your phone sends messages and pictures that disappear from devices after they’ve been viewed (25 seconds),” says Fadaie.

They have also attempted to make it impossible for anyone to take a complete screenshot of a message, as the screenshot will show either the conversation or the nickname of the user, never both.

Of course, it’s difficult to confirm all these claims as the software is not open source.

You can check out Bleep here: http://www.bleep.pm/ – it’s available for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows desktop.

There are good parts too of course, like the fact the keys are not held in the cloud – thus can’t be targeted by hackers. Then there’s the screenshot protection which blurs out the name at the top of the conversation unless you press the “eye” button. If you press the “eye” button, it shows the name but blurs the message – so even with a physical camera you can’t capture it all.

Well you can, just take 2 shots with a physical camera or another phone and splice them together..so yah, don’t believe too much in the security of that.

Source: Help Net Security

Posted in: Countermeasures, Cryptography, Privacy

Topic: Countermeasures, Cryptography, Privacy


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InstaRecon – Automated Subdomain Discovery Tool


InstaRecon is an automated basic digital reconnaissance tool which is great for getting an initial footprint of your targets and discovering additional subdomains. In basic terms, it’s an automated subdomain discovery tool for the information gathering phase of penetration tests.

InstaRecon - Automated Subdomain Discovery Tool

There are other tools which cover some parts of the InstaRecon functionality such as:

dnsmap 0.22 Released – Subdomain Bruteforcing Tool
DNSenum – Domain Information Gathering Tool
Complemento v0.6 – ReverseRaider Subdomain Scanner


Features

InstaRecon will do:

  • DNS (direct, PTR, MX, NS) lookups
  • Whois (domains and IP) lookups
  • Google dorks in search of subdomains
  • Shodan lookups
  • Reverse DNS lookups on entire CIDRs

The outputs from the above will all be printed nicely on your console or into a csv file for further parsing or reporting.

InstaRecon will never scan a target directly. Information is retrieved from DNS/Whois servers, Google, and Shodan.

So you’ll need a Shodan API key for full functionality.

You can download InstaRecon here:

master.zip

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Wapiti – Web Application Vulnerability Scanner v2.3.0


Wapiti is a web application vulnerability scanner, it allows you to audit the security of your web applications. It performs “black-box” scans, i.e. it does not study the source code of the application but will scans the web pages of the deployed web application, looking for scripts and forms where it can inject data.

Once it gets this list, Wapiti acts like a fuzzer, injecting payloads to see if a script is vulnerable.

Wapiti - Web Application Vulnerability Scanner v2.3.0

We first wrote about Wapiti WAYYY back in 2006 – Wapiti – Web Application Scanner / Black-box testing. It’s come a long way since then, but there doesn’t seem to be much active development since 2013 – which is a shame as it’s a good tool.

Wapiti can detect the following vulnerabilities :

  • File disclosure (Local and remote include/require, fopen, readfile…)
  • Database Injection (PHP/JSP/ASP SQL Injections and XPath Injections)
  • XSS (Cross Site Scripting) injection (reflected and permanent)
  • Command Execution detection (eval(), system(), passtru()…)
  • CRLF Injection (HTTP Response Splitting, session fixation…)
  • XXE (XmleXternal Entity) injection
  • Use of know potentially dangerous files (thanks to the Nikto database)
  • Weak .htaccess configurations that can be bypassed
  • Presence of backup files giving sensitive information (source code disclosure)

Features

  • Generates vulnerability reports in various formats (HTML, XML, JSON, TXT…)
  • Can suspend and resume a scan or an attack
  • Can give you colors in the terminal to highlight vulnerabilities
  • Different levels of verbosity
  • Fast and easy way to activate/deactivate attack modules
  • Adding a payload can be as easy as adding a line to a text file
  • Supports both GET and POST HTTP methods for attacks
  • It also supports multipart and can inject payloads in filenames (upload)
  • Display a warning when an anomaly is found (for example 500 errors and timeouts)
  • Makes the difference beetween permanent and reflected XSS vulnerabilities.

You can download Wapiti v2.3.0 here:

Windowswapiti-2.3.0-win32-standalone.zip
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Acunetix have announced that they are extending their current free offering of the network security scan, part of their cloud-based web and network vulnerability scanner. Those signing up for a trial of the online version of Acunetix vulnerability scanner will now be able to scan their perimeter servers for network security issues on up to 3 targets with no expiry.

In addition, existing Acunetix customers will also be able to double up on their current license-based quota of scan targets by adding the same amount of network scans. i.e a 25 scan target license can now make use of an extra 25 network-only scan targets for free.

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An analysis of scans performed over the past year following the launch of Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner (online version) show that on average 50% of the targets scanned have a medium or high network security vulnerability. It’s worrying that in the current cybersecurity climate, network devices remain vulnerable to attack. The repercussions of a vulnerable network are catastrophic as seen in some recent, well publicised Lizard Squad attacks, the black hat hacking group, mainly known for their claims of DoS attacks.

“Acunetix secure the websites of some of the biggest global enterprises, and with our online vulnerability scanner we are not only bringing this technology within reach of many more businesses but we are also providing free network security scanning technology to aid smaller companies secure their network,” said Nick Galea, CEO of Acunetix.

How Acunetix keeps perimeter servers secure

A network security scan checks the perimeter servers, locating any vulnerabilities in the operating system, server software, network services and protocols. Acunetix network security scan uses the OpenVAS database of network vulnerabilities and scans for more than 35,000 network level vulnerabilities. A network scan is where vulnerabilities such as Shellshock, Heartbleed and POODLE are detected, vulnerabilities which continue to plague not only web servers but also a large percentage of other network servers.

You can find our review here:

Acunetix OVS Review (Online Vulnerability Scanner)

A network scan will also:

  • Detect misconfigurations and vulnerabilities in OS, server applications, network services, and protocols
  • Assess security of detected devices (routers, hardware firewalls, switches and printers)
  • Scan for trojans, backdoors, rootkits, and other malware that can be detected remotely
  • Test for weak passwords on FTP, IMAP, SQL servers, POP3, Socks, SSH & Telnet
  • Check for DNS server vulnerabilities such as Open Zone Transfer, Open Recursion and Cache Poisoning
  • Test FTP access such as anonymous access potential and a list of writable FTP directories
  • Check for badly configured Proxy Servers, weak SNMP Community Strings, weak SSL ciphers and many other security weaknesses.

About Acunetix

Acunetix is the market leader in web application security technology, founded to combat the alarming rise in web attacks. Its products and technologies are the result of a decade of work by a team of highly experienced security developers. Acunetix’ customers include the U.S. Army, KPMG, Adidas and Fujitsu. More information can be found at www.acunetix.com.

Register for a free trial and start scanning here:

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The Dude network monitor is an automatic network mapper software by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network environment. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

The Dude Network Software - Automatic Network Mapper


What does Thedude Software Do?

Not only can you monitor your devices, you can also manage them. Mass upgrade RouterOS devices, configure them right from within the Dude interface, run network monitoring tools etc.

It’s a great automatic network mapper tool.

The client should run on pretty much all of Windows versions starting with Windows XP. Client program does not require much resources so low spec windows computers for monitoring needs will do just fine.

The client can also be used on Linux and MacOS if using Wine or Darwine respectively.

The Dude Network Software Features

  • Auto network discovery and layout
  • Discovers any type or brand of device
  • Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
  • Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
  • Easy installation and usage
  • Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
  • Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
  • Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
  • Direct access to remote control tools for device management
  • Supports remote Dude server and local client
  • Runs in Linux Wine environment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows

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Graudit is a simple script and signature sets that allows you to find potential security flaws in source code using the GNU utility grep. It’s comparable to other static analysis applications and source code auditing tool sets like RATS, SWAAT and flaw-finder while keeping the technical requirements to a minimum and being very flexible.

Graudit v1.9 Download - Grep Source Coding Auditing Tool

You can find a full selection of code auditing tools here.

Usage

Graudit supports several options and tries to follow good shell practices. For a list of the options you can run graudit -h or see below. The simplest way to use graudit is;


The following options are available:

Databases

Graudit uses extended regular expressions (POSIX) as it’s signatures and comes with several databases ready for use. You can extend the existing databases or make your own if you require additional signatures.

  • All is a combined database of all the databases listed below
  • ASP offers basic auditing support for the Active Server Pages languages
  • C offers support for the C programming language
  • Default is aimed at finding low hanging fruit. It contains generic rules that should match common vulnerabilites in several languages. However, in order to find additional vulnerabilities for a specific language you should use the language specific databases.
  • Dotnet offers basic dot net support
  • JSP basic JSP support.
  • Other looks for source comments that could indicate problems
  • Perl basic support for perl
  • PHP tracks user input and function calls
  • Python basic python support

You can download Graudit v1.9 here:

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