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Metasploit Wrapup

Tomorrow brings the fall equinox, and that means (as we are almost contractually obligated to say at this point) winter is coming.…

Rapid7 Threat Intelligence Book Club: ‘Countdown to Zero Day’ Recap

The final section of Kim Zetter's “Countdown to Zero Day”pulls together the many factors that are present in attacks such as Stuxnet.…

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.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Your weekly run-down of the modules and improvements that landed in Metasploit Framework.…

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.…

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.…

Patch Tuesday - September 2018

More than 60 vulnerabilities were addressed by this month's patches, including CVE-2018-15967 (a privilege escalation/information disclosure vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player). Over a quarter of these are considered Critical, which means there may be at least one way that malicious code could propagate without…

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.…

Summertime and the Coding Is (Sometimes) Easy: What I Learned During GSoC for Metasploit

My name is Eliott Teissonniere, and I was selected as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student for Metasploit this summer! Today, I am excited to tell you more about what we did and what’s next.…

Metasploit Wrapup

Ghost(script) in the shell There has been a lot of buzz the last couple weeks about Google Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy's new Ghostscript -dSAFER bypass, now complete with a Metasploit module. With some valiant work by wvu and taviso himself, the latest way to…

Accelerate Incident Response with Security Orchestration and Automation

Security orchestration and automation can be a saving grace in security for many resource-strapped or highly targeted companies.…

External Metasploit Modules: The Gift that Keeps on Slithering

For HaXmas last December, I wrote about the introduction of Python modules to Metasploit Framework. As our module count keeps on growing, we thought that it would be a good time to update the community on where we are at.…

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.…

Metasploit Wrapup

VPN to root The Network Manager VPNC Username Privilege Escalation module by bcoles exploits a privilege escalation attack in the Network Manager VPNC plugin configuration data (CVE-2018-10900) to gain root privileges. Network Manager VPNC versions prior to 1.2.6 are vulnerable and the module…

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National Exposure Index 2018

The National Exposure Index is an exploration of data derived from Project Sonar, Rapid7's security research project that gains insights into global exposure to common vulnerabilities through internet-wide surveys.

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Make Your SIEM Project a Success with Rapid7

In this toolkit, get access to Gartner's report “Overcoming Common Causes for SIEM Solution Deployment Failures,” which details why organizations are struggling to unify their data and find answers from it. Also get the Rapid7 companion guide with helpful recommendations on approaching your SIEM needs.

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Quarterly Threat Report

Rapid7’s Quarterly Threat Report leverages intelligence from our extensive network—including the Insight platform, managed detection and response engagements, Project Sonar, Heisenberg Cloud, and the Metasploit community—to put today’s shifting threat landscape into perspective. It gives you a clear picture of the threats that you face within your unique industry, and how those threats change throughout the year.

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