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Penetration Testing  

This One Time on a Pen Test: Playing Social Security Slots

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring testimonials of what goes on beneath the hoodie during Rapid7 penetration testing engagements.…

Ask a Pen Tester, Part 2: A Q&A With Rapid7 Pen Testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner

Rapid7 pen testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner are back to answer another round of questions about the mysterious art of penetration testing…

Rapid7 Releases 2020 Under the Hoodie Report: Lessons Learned from a Year of Penetration Tests

Rapid7 recently released its 2020 Under the Hoodie report, detailing the ins and outs of penetration testing.…

Ask a Pen Tester, Part 1: A Q&A With Rapid7 Pen Testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner

Rapid7 pen testers Gisela Hinojosa and Carlota Bindner break-down a number of popular questions related to the mysterious art of penetration testing.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

Metasploit 6 initial features and active development, the 2020 open-source security meetup (OSSM), four new modules, and the longest list of enhancements and fixes we've ever written in one sitting.…

Understanding Security as an Investment: The Importance of Pen Testing for Startups

Recently, we sat down with Intenseye's Sercan Esen and Serhat Cillidag to discuss developing robust security programs for startup environments.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

vBulletin, WordPress, and WebLogic exploits, along with some enhancements and fixes.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

Hello, World! This week’s wrapup features six new modules, including a double-dose of Synology and everyone’s favorite, Pi-Hole. Little NAS, featuring RCE Synology stations are small(ish) NAS devices, but as Steve Kaun, Nigusu Kassahun, and h00die have shown, they are not invulnerable.…

Meet AttackerKB

Meet AttackerKB: a new community-driven resource that highlights diverse perspectives on which vulnerabilities make the most appealing targets for attackers.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

Meterpreter bug fixes and five new modules, including an LPE exploit for SMBghost (CVE-2020-0796) and a BloodHound post module that gathers information (sessions, local admin, domain trusts, etc.) and stores it as a BloodHound-consumable ZIP file in Framework loot.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

This week's release includes a local privilege escalation exploit for VMware Fusion through 11.5.3 on OS X, as well as RCE on Apache Solr and DNN cookie deserialization.…

Lessons Learned from an Unlikely Path to My OSCP Certification

In this blog, our own Patrick Laverty discusses lessons learned from his path to a Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification.…

Ask a Pen Tester Q&A, Part 2: Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Penetration Testing

We sat down with our own penetration testers to answer some of your questions about what exactly pen testing entails.…

What You Need to Know to Get Started in the Penetration Testing Field

In this blog, we sat down with our own penetration testers to answer some of your questions to help get you started in the field.…

This One Time on a Pen Test, Halloween Edition: An Ode to Our Favorite Pen Tester Disguises

In honor of Halloween, we wanted to celebrate by sharing a few of our Rapid7 pen testers’ costumed crusades.…

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