New results related to our research about Linux/Moose, an IoT botnet that conducts social media fraud (SMF), were published in the scientific journal, Social Media & Society, last week. The article is open-source and available at: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3097301. However, if you don’t want to bother reading it, the blog post provides a quick summary of the main findings.
April 27, 2016
In this article, we will be looking at a new exploitation technique using the default OPcache engine from PHP 7. Using this attack vector, we can bypass certain hardening techniques that disallow the file write access in the web directory. This could be used by an attacker to execute his own malicious code in a hardened environment.
April 21, 2016
As a penetration testers, we rarely have to find ‘zero day’ vulnerabilities or perform ‘bug hunting’ in order to compromise Windows Active Directory Domains. However, in one of these rare cases while performing an internal penetration test for a client, we had to do so. Lansweeper is an inventory software that scans your network in order to gather system information such as patch level, network interfaces, resources status, etc. We were fairly surprised during this test when we were able to access Lansweeper 5's dashboard with a regular user account.