SANS Penetration Testing: Category - Post Exploitation

Pen Test Poster: "White Board" - Bash - Find Juicy Stuff in the File System

By Matthew Toussain, Geoff Pamerleau Pilfering data is a post-exploitation phase that rarely receives enough credit. As pentesters, the way we demonstrate security risk and the way we escalate our attacks to a new level is based entirely on what we find after the compromise is realized. While manually driving the command line from directory … Continue reading Pen Test Poster: "White Board" - Bash - Find Juicy Stuff in the File System


Got Meterpreter? PivotPowPY!

by Cliff Janzen My how time flies. It seems like only yesterday I wrote the post Got Meterpreter? Pivot! (/blog/2012/04/26/got-meterpreter-pivot), but it has been four and a half years. In our industry, the only thing constant is change and Mr. Ed Skoudis gave me the opportunity to revisit this topic to see what has changed. … Continue reading Got Meterpreter? PivotPowPY!


NoSQL? No Problem! Pillaging MongoDB for Fun and Profit

By Josh Wright Database technology continues to evolve to meet different application needs. One example of this is the adoption of NoSQL databases used by many different modern web applications. NoSQL databases depart from the traditional table-based storage mechanisms widely known and loved (mildly appreciated?), and instead store simple key-value data pairs, JSON documents, graph … Continue reading NoSQL? No Problem! Pillaging MongoDB for Fun and Profit


Post Exploitation Redux Webcast Slides

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 … Continue reading Post Exploitation Redux Webcast Slides


Awkward Binary File Transfers with Cut and Paste

[Editor's note: Josh Wright spins up another useful blog article about different ways to move files to and from Linux systems. Lots of nice little tricks in this one. Thanks, Josh! -Ed.] By Josh Wright Sometimes I find myself with access to a remote Linux or Unix box, with limited opportunity to transfer files to … Continue reading Awkward Binary File Transfers with Cut and Paste