Got slow portscans on CTF’s?

Aaaaaargh, my port scan take forever to complete! Heard that one before? You should have, it is a common complaint often heard between CTF rookies. Today we are looking into some ways to mitigate slow scans. Nmap When looking at the various complaints, Nmap seem to be the culprit. Gamers bash it for being slow […]

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Proactive vulnerability scanning

  Today I am demonstration how to proactively work with the results from a vulnerability scanner to secure a server. I will set up a vulnerability scanner to scan a server in my test lab in order to discover how it appears to attackers running similar tools. We will touch upon fixing low hanging fruits […]

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Disposable emails

Everybody hates spam. I do. You do (if you don’t I’ll force you to). Waking up to a inbox full of spam from a company you once registered your email address to eons ago is a drag. Especially from those companies offering “free” white papers. Today I’ll look into ways to combat this by looking […]

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Fuzzing – CTF primer

Fuzz testing or fuzzing is a technique commonly used in software testing to find how software responds to invalid, unexpected or random data. The targeted software may fail, give unexpected output or misbehave processing the randomized input data. Input that leads to such situations is then addressed and rectified. The term fuzz testing originates from a […]

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NoSQL prevalence

A database is an organized collection of data. It is the collection of schemas, tables, queries, reports, views and other objects. It’s also a framework for frustration.Trying to get a grip on data organized into a model of aspects in a way that supports processes requiring information, such as modelling the availability of rooms in motels in a […]

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TAILS OS – privacy for anyone

Keeping your privacy is hard in our world of technology. Luckily there’s a solution available for free for you to stay undercover. Today I’ll be presenting Tails OS – maybe you’ve heard about it, maybe you haven’t. Tag along and maybe it’ll peak your interest! What is it? Tails is a live Linux system aiming […]

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SNMP – basic facts

SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol and is a standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying that information to change device behavior. Typical devices include routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers and modem racks. This protocol exposes system configuration information in the form of variables on the managed devices. These variables can be […]

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Breaches gone wild

Halfway past 2016 and news on breached data from social media sites has been hitting us constantly. Massive data dumps has been released into the wild, and they come with a hefty price tag for those willing to pay. Data from anything between small to big fat juicy players have been disclosed – and guess what? Most […]

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