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The Twelve Pains of Infosec

One of my favorite Christmas carols is the 12 Days of Christmas. Back in the 90's, a satire of the song came out in the form of the 12 Pains of Christmas, which had me rolling on the floor in laughter, and still does. Now…

Finding and Protecting mission-critical assets with ControlsInsight

ControlsInsight helps organizations measure how well critical security controls are deployed and configured throughout the enterprise.   Yet, as hard you may try, it's extremely difficult to protect every asset on your network perfectly, and it's often necessary to prioritize "misson-critical" assets that store…

UserInsight's New User Statistics Provide Great Visibility for Incident Responders

Nate Silver made statistics sexy, and we're riding that wave. But seriously, breaking down some of the more noisy alerts on the network by users and showing you spikes can really help you detect and investigate unusual activity. That's why we've built a new UserInsight…

Is AV dead? Why Symantec's executive is only half right about the state of anti-virus software

This week, a Symantec executive proclaimed that anti-virus is dead. Given the company's position in the AV market, it may be the most discussed comment coming from Symantec for some time; though in and of itself, I'm not sure the statement would elicit much of…

Anti-Virus Evasion Makes Vulnerability Validation More Accurate

When think talk about anti-virus evasion, we mostly do so in the context of a penetration test: If the "bad guys" can evade AV solutions because they write custom payloads, then a penetration tester must do the same to simulate an attack. However, AV evasion…

Won't Someone Think of The AV Vendors?

Got Too Many Shells?Since the release of Metasploit 4.9, have you, the dedicated and resourceful penetration tester, been having is problem with being too successful at skipping past the defender's detection efforts? Are you getting too many shells? Maybe you're getting a little…

ControlsInsight...Controls discussed.

Rapid7 ControlsInsight allows organizations to quickly assess the deployment and configuration of 11 critical security controls from one platform; we'd like to take a brief look at these controls to discuss what they are and what they mean to the organization (Or as one of…

12 Days of HaXmas: A Cat and Mouse Game Between Exploits and Antivirus

This post is the twelfth, and last, in a series, 12 Days of HaXmas, where we take a look at some of the more notable advancements in the Metasploit Framework over the course of 2013. In the final episode of 12 Days of HaXmas, we'll…

PSExec Demystified

Multiple modules inside the Metasploit Framework bear the title PSExec, which may be confusing to some users.When someone simply refers to “the PSExec module”, they typically mean exploit/windows/smb/psexec, the original PSExec module. Other modules are more recent additions, and…

Evading Anti-Virus Detection - Whiteboard Wednesday

In today's Whiteboard Wednesday, David Maloney explains anti-virus evasion techniques for Metasploit. In order to make the most of Metasploit pen testing techniques in delivering payloads, you need to be able to deliver those payloads without anti-virus flagging them. David walks us through a few…

The Odd Couple: Metasploit and Antivirus Solutions

I hear a lot of questions concerning antivirus evasion with Metasploit, so I'd like to share some the information critical to understanding this problem. This blog post is not designed to give you surefire antivirus (AV) evasion techniques, but rather to help you understand the…

How to Fly Under the Radar of AV and IPS with Metasploit's Stealth Features

When conducting a penetration testing assignment, one objective may be to get into the network without tripping any of the alarms, such as IDS/IPS or anti-virus. Enterprises typically add this to the requirements to test if their defenses are good enough to detect an…

Become invisible to anti-virus protection

Wouldn't it be fantastic to be invisible for a day? Walk straight into a bank vault in the morning, be a fly on the wall in the Oval Office for lunch, and spend an evening in your favorite movie star's house. Well, now you can…

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