It has been a while since I did a CTF so i decided to dive into one and I selected the Bulldog CTF created by Nick Frichette, you can find it here https://www.vulnhub.com/entry/bulldog-1,211/. It was a great exercise that helped remind me of some basic things to check when doing pen tests or CTFs. I […]

You know what I’m thankful for? Target.  Where else are you going to find a 6 shelf, 80 inch bookcase for $35?  Sure, it’s made of cheap wood and sways I bit if I bump into it, but hell… I gotta display my excessive collection of books some how.  If I’m going to spend a […]

The security community has a lot of perks, low unemployment, lots of excitement, new challenges every day, and an endless supply of things to learn. However not everyone likes what we do and not everyone likes to listen to us, ever. There are so many bugs out there that a large amount of us like […]

Apple ends QuickTime for Windows support as 2 high-severity vulnerabilities are disclosed by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).

Jeremy Brown gave an awesome presentation at DEFCON 18 about Exploiting SCADA systems. That was almost 7 years ago. Several other industry professionals including my self have given presentations on defending, security, and exploiting these systems. They are all posted online and you can access them for free. All of these talks highlight a common […]

Everyone knows about the end result of a hack whether it is by a exploit, malware or a successful social engineering attack. But what goes into these attacks? What is the first point of compromise on a system? We can steal a user’s credentials with a carefully crafted webpage or email. However what delivers malware, or an exploit […]

Human nature is amazing. I can tell you that there are a million stars in the sky and you will believe me. I can tell you that the paint on the wall is wet, and 8 out of 10 people will touch it to make sure. Social engineering and phishing email scams are part of […]