By Joshua Wright
As a security professional, I'm called on to evaluate the security of Android applications on a regular basis. This evaluation process usually takes on one of two forms:
- Evaluate app security from an end-user perspective
- Evaluate app security from a publisher perspective
While there is a lot of overlap between the two processes, the difference effectively boils down to this: whose risk perspective does my customer care about the most?
When an app publisher wants me to evaluate the security of their Android app, I need to determine if the app employs sufficient controls to protect the required app functionality and publisher brand. Often, this
By Joshua Wright
When the Counter Hack team started building the SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range class, I knew I wanted to develop a mission that involved the Industrial Control protocol Modbus/TCP and traffic lights. Because CyberCity is 1:87 scale, I needed to build my own traffic light controller using Modbus/TCP with model-sized traffic lights, and connect them to a Modbus/TCP powered controller.
Part of our goals in writing the SEC562 course is to
By Mark Baggett
Hello Security Pros!
Many of you have noticed that SANS has included a challenge in this year's brochure for the Orlando conference. We had 79 people submit correct answers to the puzzle. From those names, we chose one name as the grand prize winner and that grand prize winner will receive four months of NetWars Continuous!
Without further ado, here are the results...
The winner of the challenge is...Paolo Balzarini. Congratulations Paolo! And congratulations to all who were able to come up with the answers as well as a big thank you to everyone who participated.
Solution write up:
The puzzle is solved in three parts. There are many ways you could solve different portions of ...
by Jeff McJunkin
Greetings! Those of you who attended ShmooCon this year may have noticed a challenge from SANS included in your Shmoo bags. If you didn't attend and you want to walk through the challenge yourself for some fun, I'd recommend you look at the challenge description and avoid reading the official write-up at the end of this post until you've looked at the challenge itself.
We're always excited to see the new ways our participants will solve our challenges, and the Shmoo crowd certainly didn't disappoint! We had lots of great entries which were a pleasure to read through.
As written in the original description, the first ten participants who solved the challenge will receive a free SANS NetWars t-shirt. If you see your name below, you will also have an email sent to orchestrate the details of getting your prize to you.
Accordingly, here are those ten winners!
Last Thursday, John Strand and I delivered a new webcast on post exploitation, covering all kinds of tips and tricks. I focussed on some of the cool stuff you can do with the Windows netsh command, including setting up port pivots, sniffing, and gaining remote access to a target's network configuration. John Strand discussed a new tool his team released that provides a command and control channel via gmail. We covered a lot of fun and useful material.
The slides are available here.
And, if you'd like to hear the webcast itself, you can do so