Week 18 In Review – 2016

Events Related


  • SyScan360 Singapore 2016 slides and exploit code – reverse.put.as
    The exploit for the bug I presented last March at SyScan360 is today one year old so I decided to release it. I wasn’t sure if I should do it or not since it can be used in the wild but Google Project Zero also released a working version so it doesn’t really make a difference.
  • Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report – www.verizonenterprise.com
    For the ninth time, the 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) lifts the lid on what’s really happening in cybersecurity. The 2016 dataset is bigger than ever, examining over 100,000 incidents, including 2,260 confirmed data breaches across 82 countries.


  • RouterSploit – github.com
    The RouterSploit Framework is an open-source exploitation framework dedicated to embedded devices.


  • Building a Home Lab to Become a Malware Hunter – A Beginner’s Guide – www.alienvault.com
    As time goes by, criminals are developing more and more complex methods of obscuring how their malware operates, making it increasingly difficult to detect and analyze. The list of tactics used is seemingly endless and can include obfuscation, packers, executing from memory with no file drop, and P2P botnet architecture with frontline command and control servers (C2s) and gateways being compromised websites.
  • Hacking Mattermost: From Unauthenticated to System Admin – haxx.ml
    Mattermost is an “open source, self-hosted Slack-alternative”, which basically means that it’s a real-time messaging solution for teams and enterprises that you host yourself. It’s written in the Go programming language, which was a new experience for me as I had not looked at any Go apps before this.
  • Jailbreaking the Microsoft fitness band – www.b0n0n.com
    So first, we need to figure out some of the basic behaviours of the fitness band, like how it upgrades firmware, uploads user status etc. Luckily the client is just a windows binary, so we don’t need to set up environment to reverse the Android app or IOS app.
  • The road to hell is paved with SAML Assertions – www.economyofmechanism.com
    A vulnerability in Microsoft Office 365 SAML Service Provider implementation allowed for cross domain authentication bypass affecting all federated domains. An attacker exploiting this vulnerability could gain unrestricted access to a victim’s Office 365 account, including access to their email, files stored in OneDrive etc.
  • Practical Reverse Engineering Part 2 – Scouting the Firmware – jcjc-dev.com
    This first overview of the system is easy to access, doesn’t require expensive tools and will often yield very interesting results. If you want to do some hardware hacking but don’t have the time to get your hands too dirty, this is often the point where you stop digging into the hardware and start working on the higher level interfaces: network vulnerabilities, ISP configuration protocols, etc.


  • If you use Waze, hackers can stalk you – fusion.net
    Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara recently discovered a Waze vulnerability that allowed them to create thousands of “ghost drivers” that can monitor the drivers around them—an exploit that could be used to track Waze users in real-time.

Other News

  • Malory Isn’t the Only Imposter in Infosec – mumble.org.uk
    So a tweet by Dr. Jessica Barker about imposter syndrom in infosec got me replying about how I’ve had imposter syndrome a bunch. Perhaps no more and no less than anyone else, we’ll see, but I said I’d write it up as the tweets was not ideal for it.

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