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Yes, Local Administrators ARE a Risk

Modern environments are in a constant state of flux; new systems are being commissioned, and old systems decommissioned, to meet new requirements and increase efficiency in all sectors. Managing those changes takes strategy and labour, and every change has an overhead in both of those resources. What do you do when your users want new […]

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OSINT for Penetration Testers

Part of performing an effective and successful penetration test requires gathering as much information about the target as possible. The more information you have on your target, the more likely you are to discover an exploitable service or land a successful phish. For example, through OSINT you may discover that the target is openly advertising […]

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CONTI Group - The not so advanced APT

Recently in the news it was revealed that a member of an “APT” group that utilises the “Conti” ransomware became disgruntled at the state of their relationship with the group and leaked a large majority of the groups “Tools, Techniques and Procedures” documents. Conti was first discovered in 2020 and is used primarily by the […]

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Hidden Cobra - Uncovering the North Korean APT

Advanced persistent threats come in many forms ranging from your crime groups, activists all the way through to your state sponsored groups. While some of these threat actors such as crime groups are seen on a regular (if not daily..) basis, state sponsored attacks are less common and more sophisticated. While most state sponsored groups […]

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Please Sign Here - Why NTLM Relaying Is Still a Risk in 2021

The Windows Name Resolution Flow You may be under the impression that turning host names into IP addresses is simple. You check:  The Hosts file; then  Your system’s DNS (Domain Name System) resolver  That’s it right? If you don’t get a response from your local file or DNS, then the system doesn’t exist. Well, no; the name resolution flow in Windows looks something like this:  Well, that’s a […]

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The benefits of Red Teaming

Red teaming is not a new concept within the cyber security community. However in Australia, Red Teaming is a relatively new term for most organisations. In this blog post we'll take a dive into: What differentiates a Red Team engagement from a Penetration Test. Why you shouldn't consider a red team engagement (You totally should.) […]

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Stealing Password Reset Tokens for Fun and Profit

When adding a “Password Reset” function to your application it is especially important to ensure this has the same security considerations as any other critical function within the application. Due to the nature of resetting a user’s password, along with many security considerations being overlooked, it is not uncommon for attackers to spend extra time […]

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MITRE ATT&CK Framework Primer

The MITRE ATT&CK framework is an incredibly powerful framework that organisations can utilise to improve their cyber security capabilities.

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