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Evil Twin Attack Using Kali Linux

By: ^Graff
July 7, 2015
Evil Twin Attack using Kali Linux By Matthew Cranford I searched through many guides, and none of them really gave good description of how to do this. There's a lot of software out there (such as SEToolkit, which can automate this for you), but I decided to write my own. The scope of this ...
I hope this helps others; I find this helpful and useful for my accounts.My technique of using strong and different passwords for any accounts is done through the use of the message digest or hash value. The calculated hash value of a certain word or file is what I used as my password.A strong password must include the following: ...
Are you familiar with the process of a virtual machine's OS separating from its parent's hypervisor, which is known as VMEscape? Are you familiar with the key vulnerabilities that exist within the VMEscape process? Here is how you mitigate security risks in VMEscape: Keep virtual machine software patched. Install only the resource-sharing features that ...
Hi Team,Here's something interesting about Android phone security. You can protect your phone as well safely store information inside the phone. It's possible this information won't be new for all, but trust me, if you don't know this, it could be very beneficial.If your phone has been lost or stolen, you can: Lock your phone. ...
Recently in my internship, I was posed with a significant problem. One of the PCs at the company where I work was hit with a new kind of malware that got past all of our threat detection software. A user complained that our threat detection software was blocking every application like IE and Word, which the individual ...
Social Engineering Overview | Mind Attacks What is social engineering ? According to Wiki: "In the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from ...

XPath Injection (Part 1)

By: Multi Thinker
July 1, 2015
XPath is used to create queries which allow users to manipulate data inside a XML document. In this tutorial, we'll start with the basics of XPath queries to understand them better. Later on, we'll move onto the injecting part. Below is a little introduction to XPath from the w3school to understand the terminology used ...
This information might already be in the forums or quickly retrieved via searching online. Yet, after a few minutes of not finding a link, a how-to, etc online, I decided to attempt to update Burp Suite in Kali on my own.When I opened the application today, it prompted to download a new version. I ran software updates and ...
Below is an email we received from Cybrary Member @aer9480. He wrote to tell us about the success he had in passing the exam after taking our Security+ Course .If you have a similar success story, we'd love to share it. Send an email telling us about it: support@cybrary.it Here's @aer9480's email:Hey everyone. My name is Alan Raff. I am ...

A Social Engineering and Manipulation Teaser

By: Ξ B ☢ B Ξ
June 29, 2015
“Humans are, and always will be, the weakest security link.”   It's amazing how many companies I've worked with during Pen-testing/Ethical Hack engagements that have either foregone the social engineering aspect of the hack or limited the social engineering test to a single instance in a single category. And, it really gets me when ...