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Social Engineering Past 2-Factor Authentication

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Red Teams by Dan Astor

Two-factor remote access can go a long way to make compromised network passwords less useful to an attacker; however, gaps in procedures and training can make even these robust security controls useless.  To illustrate, here’s a short story from one … Continue Reading

User Enumeration

January 21, 2013 | Posted in Red Teams by Chris Salerno

One of the most common and underestimated web application vulnerabilities I find frequently is user enumeration. Simply put, I can figure out a list of valid user accounts that are allowed to login to an application. This isn’t just assuming there’s … Continue Reading

SecureWorld: Building a Mobile App Security Risk Management Program

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Red Teams by Chris Salerno

We recently co-presented a case study with Vas Rajan (CISO, INGDirect) discussing how we jointly developed a security risk management program for customer-facing mobile apps. We discussed the security risks and challenges, and a programmatic approach… Continue Reading

Top 5 Simple Ways I Became Domain Administrator on your Internal Network and How to Prevent them from Happening (Part 5 of 5)

May 24, 2011 | Posted in Red Teams by Chris Salerno

5. You’re still using Telnet, FTP, HTTP, [insert clear text protocol here]

Clear text protocols are all but eliminated on Internet-facing systems, but a substantial amount of them still remain on internal networks. With prevalent password reuse and si… Continue Reading

Top 5 Simple Ways I Became Domain Administrator on your Internal Network and How to Prevent them from Happening (Part 4 of 5)

May 19, 2011 | Posted in Red Teams by Chris Salerno

4. Your network shares are sharing way too much information…to EVERYONE

Network shares are designed to do just that, share information with those who need it.  The problem is too many folders are being shared to everyone in the company and that genera… Continue Reading