Banking & Finance

Hacking casinos with zeroday exploits

By |2020-04-07T12:22:22-04:00November 29th, 2016|

Most popular email programs like Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc. have a convenient feature that enables them to remember the email addresses of people that have been emailed.  Without this feature people would need to recall email addresses from memory or copy and paste from [...]

What you don’t know about compliance…

By |2020-03-31T10:26:14-04:00August 1st, 2014|

People are always mystified by how hackers break into major networks like Target, Hannaford, Sony, (government networks included), etc.  They always seem to be under the impression that hackers have some elite level of skill.  The truth is that it doesn’t take any skill to break [...]

How to Price a Penetration Test

By |2020-04-24T15:12:59-04:00October 8th, 2013|

This video provides and overview of the two most common methodologies for pricing a penetration test. How Much Should You Spend On Penetration Testing Services The most common question asked is "how much will it cost for you to deliver a penetration test to us?". [...]

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Whistleblower Series – The real problem with China isn’t China, its you.

By |2020-03-31T10:27:14-04:00June 10th, 2013|

Terms like China, APT and Zero-Day are synonymous with Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD).  The trouble is that, in our opinion anyway, these terms and respective news articles detract from the actual problem.  For example, in 2011 only 0.12% of compromises were attributed to zero-day exploitation [...]

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Whistleblower Series – Don’t be naive, take the time to read and understand the proposal.

By |2020-03-31T10:27:22-04:00May 16th, 2013|

In our last whistleblower article, we showed that the vast majority of Penetration Testing vendors don't actually sell Penetration Tests. We did this by deconstructing pricing methodologies and combining the results with common sense. We're about to do the same thing to the industry average Penetration [...]

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How to find a genuine Penetration Testing firm

By |2020-03-31T10:27:31-04:00May 3rd, 2013|

There's been a theme of dishonesty and thievery in the Penetration Testing industry for as long as we can remember.  Much in the same way that merchants sold "snake-oil" as a cure-all for what ails you, Penetration Testing vendors sell one type of service and brand [...]

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The 3 ways we owned you in 2012

By |2020-03-31T10:27:38-04:00February 12th, 2013|

Here are the top 3 risks that we leveraged to penetrate into our customers' networks in 2012. Each of these has been used to affect an irrecoverable infrastructure compromise during multiple engagements across a range of different customers. We flag a compromise "irrecoverable" when we've successfully taken administrative control [...]

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83% of businesses have no established security plan (but they’ve got Kool-Aid)

By |2020-03-31T10:27:51-04:00October 18th, 2012|

I (Adriel) read an article published by Charles Cooper of c|net regarding small businesses and their apparent near total lack of awareness with regards to security.  The article claims that 77% of small- and medium-sized businesses think that they are secure yet 83% of those businesses have [...]

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Selling zero-day’s doesn’t increase your risk, here’s why.

By |2020-03-31T10:28:00-04:00August 13th, 2012|

The zero-day exploit market is secretive. People as a whole tend to fear what they don’t understand and substitute fact with speculation.  While very few facts about the zero-day exploit market are publicly available, there are many facts about zero-days that are available.  When those facts [...]

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