Category Archives: Security Information

The Corporate World has no understanding of real Hackers – Windows Rootkits? Really?

The hubris of corporate security professionals and arrogance of white hat hackers has always been mocked by real hackers. School and certification training will teach you everything you need to know about hacking, security, defense and how the “script kiddies” operate. There is such a disconnect between the real hacking world and the security community… Read More »

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What is the Difference between Adware and Malware FIREBALL / Elex – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

A question I am frequently asked about is what is the difference between adware (legal software that will however overload you with ads and make money) vs. malware (crimeware to be specific). Typically there is a fine line between the two, a good example of a successful adware company is that of OpinionSpy/Marketscore which bundles… Read More »

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CERBER Ransomware Hidden C2 Servers Traffic and Malware Analysis

Cerber ransomware has been one of the most prolific crimeware botnets to have arisen, it is currently generating an estimated $2.5 million dollars a year and rising. Once infected, your content is encrypted and held for ransom as the name implies. You will see an image popup with instructions on how to reclaim your data… Read More »

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Writing Shellcode for Buffer Overflows – Avoiding Bad Characters

Depending on the application, vulnerability type, and protocols in use, there may be certain characters that are considered “bad” and should not be used in your buffer, return address, or shellcode. One example of a common bad character (especially in buffer overflows caused by unchecked string copy operations) is the null byte (0x00). This character is considered bad because… Read More »

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Fuzzing Programs to find Windows Buffer Overflows – Bypass ASLR & DEP – Controlling and Overwritting EIP

Modern Windows Buffer Overflows and Techniques Most Windows applications are complied using Data Execution Prevention (DEP) or Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) support, which makes the exploitation process a lot harder as we will have to bypass these internal security mechanisms. These memory protections were implemented in Microsoft Windows 7, (DEP) is a set of hardware, and software,… Read More »

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