I’ve had my fare share of “trying new things” after SquareSpace. I tried Ghost, Octopress, Wordpress, and about 30 others in between. All the blogging platforms I tried had some major issues that I didn’t like. I’m sure at some point I’ll write about them but this post is mostly just to announce I finally have given up the fight for finding the perfect blogging platform and I’m just going to blog on Blogger from now on.
A while back I needed to set up a pfSense box for CTF/example stuff that didn’t and wouldn’t ever have Internet connectivity. Doesn’t seem like much of a task right? Just pop it in and go. Problem is that you loose the use of the packages that help make pfSense so awesome. Once I figured it out at that time, I made a Forum post so that anyone running into the same issue wouldn’t have to struggle as much:
It’s often tough from both hiring and job hunters to find one another at conferences. I think this is mostly because of a couple things. No one wants to stand at a booth on either side and talk job stuff in front of a bunch of people and people at booths rarely get the chance to get away. It’s hard to know “who” to talk to. So I created a very simple Google doc to help put twitter handles and links together for people who are job hunting and people who are hiring to kinda get to know who to talk to.
Metasploit Minute has entered into it’s 3rd “season”. And we kick it off with using the Metasploit capture modules to capture creds from this powershell popup. The cool thing about this is you can leave it to execute on a system without any other code on disk and get creds constantly as any level of user. No admin, no UAC bypass needed. Just a bunch of creds for free.. over SSL.
Update: I originally posted this to the Full Disclosure mailing list but for some reason it wasn’t accepted via the moderator so I’m posting it here. First, so that the information does get out there, and second to see if anyone knows why it may have been rejected. I was helping out a family member with their computer when it came up that they “already had remote help software” (SingleClickConnect or SCC), when I asked what this was, the family member said it was installed by Dell Support when trying to fix their issue.
As I learn more and more about OSX I find things that surprise me. For instance, in this post I will be showing you how to, with root or sudo priviledge, enable the built-in apache server on OSX and it’s PHP module…. I am working with OSX Mavericks so your locations may vary based on the version of OSX your target it. First things first is to enable the PHP module for the Apache server.
One of the problems with using PSEXEC from Metasploit (any of the psexec modules) is that it runs as SYSTEM. What’s the problem with that? Isn’t SYSTEM god mode? Ya, and normally I’d agree that it’s the best level to have, but the defenses these days have gotten better, and getting direct connections out is pretty rare. That leaves proxies, and as you know SYSTEM doesn’t get any proxy settings.
Anyone who knows me knows that I live in a tiny world of offensive security, so much so that I miss large world events entirely. (Like elections and hurricanes) I didn’t know Aaron Swartz, or even 1% of what he was doing in the world to make it a better place and for that I am ashamed. I will do better, to look around, see what needs to be changed in this world and make it a reality.
This talk really touched home with me and I wanted to share it, and not just because he talked about Marines. ;-) Forward this talk on to your fellow employees, boss, etc.
Let me start off by saying this post is easy for me to write in one facet as I’ve never been a heavy drinker or much enjoyed the taste of alcohol. So if you need a reason to disregard what I say next, I leave the door open. I am still pretty much a runt in the infosec community as I didn’t even begin learning computers (outside of playing games on them) until 2005.