Posts tagged Skills

3 min Phishing

How Vulnerable Are Your Phishing Targets?

When you're assessing the exposure to phishing in your organization, one important part are the client-side vulnerabilities that would enable a malicious attacker to exploit a browser. In this blog post, I'd like to outline a non-invasive (and free!) way to get visibility into your client-side risk landscape. There are essentially two ways to use phishing as part of your security program. * Phish 2 Pwn: If you are a penetration tester, you'll likely use spear phishing of a couple of users

2 min Social Engineering

Social Media: Vector for the New Economic Attack?

The big news in security this week has been the hijacking of the Associated Press' Twitter account [http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/ap-twitter-account-hacked-posts-false-white-house-scare-6C9560165] . The attackers leveraged the "bad news" atmosphere created by the events in Boston last week to gain some measure of credibility for a tweet about bombs exploding at the White House. This is not a particularly new approach: in 2007, the Storm Worm [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Worm

1 min Metasploit

Webcast: Decrease Your Risk of a Data Breach - Effective Security Programs with Metasploit

Thanks for the many CISOs and security engineers who attended our recent webcast, in which I presented some practical advice on how to leverage Metasploit to conduct regular security reviews that address current attack vectors. While Metasploit is often used for penetration testing projects, this presentation focuses on leveraging Metasploit for ongoing security assessments that can be achieved with a small security team to reduce the risk of a data breach. This webcast is now available for on-

1 min Skills

Metasploit Tutorial: An introduction to Metasploit Community

Marcus J. Carey put together some great Metasploit Tutorial videos about Metasploit Community that I want to share with you. Metasploit Community Edition simplifies network discovery and vulnerability verification for specific exploits, increasing the effectiveness of vulnerability scanners such as Nexpose – for free. You can view these videos to get started with Metasploit Community, or to get a first impression of the product. If you don't have them already, download the free Metasploit Comm