Items Tagged with "Authentication"


Sidestepping Microsoft SQL Server Authentication

October 21, 2012 Added by:Brandon Knight

Penetration testers love compromising systems during assessments, and the most important portion of a penetration test is getting access to critical data and systems. So, post exploitation I generally head for the database servers. Depending on the permissions of the target there may be another hurdle to bypass...

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eSignatures Go Keyless in the Cloud

October 02, 2012 Added by:Victor Cruz

It has been 12 years since the US passed a law to facilitate the use of electronic records and electronic signatures. Called the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), its general intent in black and white is quoted in the very first section of the legislation...

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Anomaly Detection: Front-Door Infrastructure Security

September 23, 2012 Added by:Larry Karisny

So what if we could create an anomaly algorithm that could audit, detect and approve positive input events in business processes. And if we could do this then wouldn’t risk management and security actually just be a byproduct of allowing these positive business events to occur?

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Will Your Smartphone Become your Wallet?

September 05, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Will all smartphone users feel comfortable transforming their them into wallets? What about security? What if you lose your phone and the person who finds it hacks into your accounts? Now, these cool capabilities don’t sound so impressive. In fact, there are some serious consequences...

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The OTHER Problem with Passwords

August 29, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather

Organizations are motivated to prioritize ease of use over security if they feel their target audience won't be able to use advanced features without support. The result is that the password reset process to an address of record is the easiest way to get into an account. And of course attackers know this too...

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Understanding Your BYOD Policy

August 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you choose to use your personal device for work, then your employer will more than likely want control over that device. This means like in a company mobile liability policy, the employer may have remote capabilities to monitor activity and in the event of loss or employee termination, wipe the data...

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ICS-CERT: Tridium Niagara Vulnerabilities Update

August 17, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Independent security researchers have identified multiple vulnerabilities in the Tridium Niagara AX Framework software including directory traversal, weak credential storage, session cookie weaknesses, and predictable session IDs, all of which can be exploited remotely...

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ICS-CERT: Siemens COMOS Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

August 16, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Siemens has reported a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Siemens COMOS database application. Authenticated users with read privileges could escalate their privileges by exploiting this vulnerability. Thus, the attacker is able to gain administrator access to the database...

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ICS-CERT: Siemens Synco OZW Web Server Vulnerability

August 13, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Siemens has reported to ICS-CERT that a default password vulnerability exists in the Siemens Synco OZW Web Server device used for building automation systems. Siemens urges their customers to set a secure password on their device’s web interface. This vulnerability could be exploited remotely...

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Go Ahead and Write Down Your Passwords

August 07, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

Another day, another password hack, and yet another reason not to reuse passwords... Here is a simple bash script to generate strong passwords. Port it to Python or even something more platform independent. Also, don't forget to set Auto Dismount to 15 minutes, so you don't leave it up and running...

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Billions of Hashes per Second with Multiforcer Password Cracker

August 07, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

So what does it take to reach cracking speeds topping 154 Billion hashes per second with multiple hashes? The tool was created to help out pentesters who need to crack passwords, but can not submit hashes obtained to online cracking programs due to auditing agreement restrictions...

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ICS-CERT: ICONICS GENESIS32 and BizViz Vulnerabilities

August 06, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Researchers identified an authentication bypass vulnerability leading to privilege escalation in the ICONICS GENESIS32 and BizViz applications whcih can allow an attacker to bypass normal authentication methods, granting full administrative control over the system...

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Red Flag On Biometrics: Iris Scanners Can Be Tricked

August 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Among all the various biometric traits that can be measured for machine identification, the iris is generally regarded as being the most reliable. Yet Galbally’s team of researchers has shown that even the method traditionally presumed to be foolproof is actually quite susceptible to being hacked...

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ICS-CERT: Kessler-Ellis Products Exploit POC

August 02, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

ICS-CERT has notified the affected vendor of the report and has asked the vendor to confirm the vulnerability and identify mitigations. ICS-CERT is issuing this alert to provide early notice of the report and identify baseline mitigations for reducing risks to these and other cybersecurity attacks...

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Senators Seek Investigation into Electric Grid Security Issue

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"These certificates protect access to control systems. They protect access to a $400 billion market. They protect access to trading systems. They also protect access to machines that do things like turn generators off. If you issue a fraudulent certificate or you're lax... the consequences could be disastrous..."

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NIST Releases Federal ID Security Standard Draft for Comment

July 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The document is the next step toward updating Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. Among its requirements are that all PIV cards contain an integrated circuit chip, a personal identification number and protected biometric data—a printed photograph and two electronically stored fingerprints...

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