Posts tagged Under the Hoodie

5 min Under the Hoodie

2020 Under the Hoodie Report Reveals Pen Testers’ Most-Loved Vulnerabilities

Understanding the vulnerabilities that pen testers rely on will help you make sure your organization is prepared to patch particular vulnerabilities.

1 min Under the Hoodie

Behind the Scenes: Under the Hoodie 2020 Video Series

In this blog, we take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the making of our 2020 Under the Hoodie video series.

2 min This One Time on a Pen Test

This One Time on a Pen Test: How I Hacked a Self-Driving Car

In our latest edition of "This One Time on a Pen Test," we take a deeper look at an engagement involving a self-driving car.

3 min This One Time on a Pen Test

This One Time on a Pen Test: Doing Well With XML

In the latest edition of "This One Time on a Pen Test," we discuss a classic web application engagement involving XML.

2 min This One Time on a Pen Test

This One Time on a Pen Test: I Know...Everything

In the latest edition of "This One Time on a Pen Test," we follow a Rapid7 penetration tester as they perform an internal network engagement.

2 min This One Time on a Pen Test

This One Time on a Pen Test: Ain’t No Fence High Enough

In this edition of "This One Time on a Pen Test," we discuss an engagement with for an energy company with a high-fence compound.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: How I Outwitted the Vexing VPN

In this edition of "This One Time on a Pen Test," we discuss outwitting the vexing VPN.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: I’m Calling My Lawyer!

In this engagement, Rapid7 pen testers were tasked to identify sensitive information, harvest credentials, and obtain a reverse shell on their machines.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: Playing Social Security Slots

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring testimonials of what goes on beneath the hoodie during Rapid7 penetration testing engagements.

2 min Penetration Testing

Ask a Pen Tester, Part 2: A Q&A With Rapid7 Pen Testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner

Rapid7 pen testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner are back to answer another round of questions about the mysterious art of penetration testing

2 min Research

Rapid7 Releases 2020 Under the Hoodie Report: Lessons Learned from a Year of Penetration Tests

Rapid7 recently released its 2020 Under the Hoodie report, detailing the ins and outs of penetration testing.

3 min Penetration Testing

Ask a Pen Tester, Part 1: A Q&A With Rapid7 Pen Testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner

Rapid7 pen testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner break-down a number of popular questions related to the mysterious art of penetration testing.

3 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: “Let Me Get That for You”

In this blog, we discuss how our team successfully gained access to a client's physical building in an unlikely way.

1 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: Our Accidental Win

In this blog, we recall one pen test where a placeholder password we put in actually worked with one login account.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: What’s in the Box?

Here is the story of how one of our penetration testers exploited ExternalBlue on a rogue access point.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: The Pizza of Doom

Here is the story of how I bypassed physical security controls by posing as a pizza delivery guy and showing up to my client site with a pizza pie.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: Your Mouse Is My Keyboard

In one engagement, we were tasked with compromising the internal network of a facility that was used for medical trials. Here's what happened.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: Nerds in the NERC

Here is the story of how we gained access to a NERC CIP control room in a power plant as part of a penetration testing engagement.

3 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: Missed a Spot

In this penetration testing story, Ted Raffle discusses how even strong security controls and threat mitigation can miss the mark when only one or two systems fall through the cracks.

13 min Penetration Testing

Ask a Pen Tester: Q&A with Rapid7 Penetration Tester Aaron Herndon

Recently, we gave our customers the opportunity to ask members of our penetration testing services team any burning questions they have.

2 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test: How I Compromised a Healthcare Portal Before My Hot Cocoa Went Cold

Here is the story of how I used a simple SQL injection attack to compromise a healthcare portal.

2 min Under the Hoodie

This One Time on a Pen Test: Paging Doctor Hackerman

In this blog, one of our penetration testers tells the story of how he hacked X-ray machine and got the keys to the entire network.

2 min Research

[Research] Under the Hoodie, 2019 Edition: Lessons Learned from 180 Penetration Tests

Our 2019 Under the Hoodie report covers the measurable results of about 180 penetration tests conducted by Rapid7. Find out what we learned.

4 min Research

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 5: From Physical Security Weakness to Strength

During a physical social engineering penetration test, I easily got into the office with the help of a copied badge and polite employees. But would the company learn its lesson?

3 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 4: From Zero to Web Application Admin through Open-Source Intelligence Gathering

Open source intelligence gathering (OSINT) can sometimes take a backseat to more glamorous parts of pen tests—but in this case, it saved us.

3 min Research

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 3: How Jumping a Fence and Donning a Disguise Helped Me Steal an Energy Company

Here is the story of how I jumped a fence and broke into a construction vehicle to take control of an energy company's network.

4 min Penetration Testing

How to Identify and Prioritize Gaps with the Cybersecurity Maturity Assessment, Post-2018 'Under the Hoodie'

At Rapid7, we believe that cybersecurity within a company is not just a function with many stakeholders, but rather a shared responsibility among all employees, regardless of role.

6 min InsightAppSec

Faster Prod at the Expense of Security? 2018 ‘Under the Hoodie’ Reveals Gaps in Applications

As part of this year's "Under the Hoodie" report, we identified the latest web application security risks companies are facing today.

3 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 2: How Just One Flaw Helped Us Beat the Unbeatable Network

During one pen testing engagement, we were pitted against a well-hardened, locked-down, and mature environment. However, all it took was one slip-up to give us the keys to the kingdom.

4 min Penetration Testing

This One Time on a Pen Test, Part 1: Curiosity Didn’t Kill the Cat—Honesty Did

As part of a penetration test, I worked with the client to craft an engagement that would evaluate their employee and technology preparedness against a sophisticated, targeted phishing and vishing attack.

5 min InsightVM

Under the Hoodie: Which Vulns Are Being Exploited by Attackers (and Our Pen Testers) in 2018?

Software vulnerabilities are at the core of pen testing—and our "Under the Hoodie" report provides insights and advice one can only get in the trenches.

2 min Penetration Testing

Under the Hoodie 2018: Lessons from a Season of Penetration Testing

Today, I’m excited to announce the release of our 2018 edition of Under the Hoodie: Lessons from a Season of Penetration Testing by the Rapid7 Global Services team, along with me, Tod Beardsley and Kwan Lin.

3 min Authentication

Under the Hoodie: Actionable Research from Penetration Testing Engagements

Today, we're excited to release Rapid7's latest research paper, Under the Hoodie: Actionable Research from Penetration Testing Engagements [https://www.rapid7.com/info/under-the-hoodie], by Bob Rudis [https://twitter.com/hrbrmstr], Andrew Whitaker [https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewwhitaker/], Tod Beardsley [https://twitter.com/todb], with loads of input and help from the entire Rapid7 pentesting team. This paper covers the often occult art of penetration testing, and seeks to demystify the proce