Perform a Nessus scan via port forwarding rules only

This post will be a bit different from the usual technical stuff, mostly because I was not able to find any reliable solution on Internet and I would like to help other people having the same doubt/question, it's nothing advanced, it's just something useful that I didn't see posted before. During a recent engagement I found myself in a strange network position. I had to perform a Nessus credentialed and patch checks on some Windows server, I was in a vLAN...

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Uncommon Phishing and Social Engineering Techniques

Sorry if you didn’t hear anything from me for a while but it was a very busy year and the new incoming one will bring a lot of news for me and for the voidsec project, I will speak about it soon in a new blog post. Today I will like to write about some uncommon techniques that I’ve used during social engineering and phishing campaign. Maybe they are not overpowered but they can be pretty useful. Behind the Scene All of these...

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Aethra Botnet

What do an old log file, Wordpress, “some” routers and some Italian ISP have in common? Apparently nothing but let me explain from the beginning and you will notice how interesting elements can be discovered, starting from an insignificant event. Friday, February 13, 2015: I was performing ordinary maintenance on my personal website and, while I was analyzing the statistics and logs, I noticed a "strange" recurring pattern: Anyone who has ever run a WordPress can recognize in this extract of log,...

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Aethra Botnet

Che cosa hanno in comune un vecchio file di log, Wordpress, una “manciata” di router e degli ISP italiani? All’apparenza nulla ma lasciatemi spiegare tutto dall’inizio e vedrete come, partendo da un evento poco significativo si possano scoprire elementi quantomeno interessanti. You can read this article in English here. Venerdì 13 Febbraio 2015: stavo effettuando ordinaria manutenzione sul mio sito personale quando analizzando le statistiche e I log mi accorsi di un pattern ricorrente e quantomeno “strano”: Chiunque abbia mai gestito un sito Wordpress...

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