Ethical Hacking Reconnaissance Plan: Active Footprinting

This post is a continuation of the tools and techniques used during the Ethical Hacking Reconnaissance phase. In the previous post I highlighted the passive footprinting techniques. In this post I will discuss the active footprinting techniques. Active footprinting involves … Continue Reading

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PFSense – Suricata 4.0.0 Service Starts and then Fails – Resolved

I recently ran into an issue installing Suricata on PFSense which took some time and a team effort to resolve. To save you time I am posting the resolution here. Symptom Suricata installs without any errors but once you define … Continue Reading

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What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is general term and for all intent and purposes a marketing buzzword. This term is being used holistically to describe a service or system which uses the Internet to provide shared computer processing resources and data to computers … Continue Reading

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Removing Crypto-Mining Malware from Windows using SysInternals Tools

I recently had a Hyper-V server commissioned in a data center for a specific project. Unfortunately the engineers who commissioned the server did not install any Windows Updates and ‘secured’ the server with a very weak password. As a result, … Continue Reading

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Backup and Restore IIS on Windows Server 2016

The process to backup and restore IIS on Windows Server 2016 is identical to the process used in previous versions of IIS. On the source server perform the following tasks: Backup all Website Files. Export any SSL certificates you may … Continue Reading

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Ethical Hacking Reconnaissance Plan: Passive Footprinting

In this post, I am highlighting which sources and tools I use to perform passive footprinting as part of the Reconnaissance phase of an ethical hacking exercise. Passive footprinting involves the uses of tools and resources that can assist you … Continue Reading

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PFSense – Enabling Administration via the WAN Interface

About PFSense PFsense is an open source firewall and routing solution which is built on FreeBSD. This firewall solution is the unsung hero of open source firewalls so if you have not seen it, get your hands dirty and you … Continue Reading

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Hardening WordPress – Robots.txt

WordPress possesses a virtual robots.txt file which means that no actual file is present on the web server, WordPress generates this file each time someone visits your site. A robots.txt file is a good idea to make your site search … Continue Reading

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Hardening WordPress – Hiding Directory Listing

A common WordPress configuration error is permitting directory listing or directory browsing as it is also known. Unless you have a specific use case where you have to have directory listing enabled, this should be disabled as it is information … Continue Reading

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