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Austin Altmann

Austin has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota with emphases in systems and security. He specializes in web application and thick application penetration testing as well as on-site and phone-based social engineering assessments. Austin also contributes to the development of applications and tools for the NetSPI penetration testing team.

Austin Altmann
June 18th, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 6 – The Memory

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
June 11th, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 5 – The API

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
May 28th, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 4 – The Assemblies

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
May 21st, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 3 – The File System and Registry

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
May 14th, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 2 – The Network

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
April 30th, 2020

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients: Part 1 – the GUI

Introduction to Hacking Thick Clients is a series of blog posts that will outline many of the tools and methodologies used when performing thick client security assessments. In conjunction with these posts, NetSPI has released two vulnerable thick clients: BetaFast, a premier Betamax movie rental service, and Beta Bank, a premier finance application for the […]

Austin Altmann
April 27th, 2020

Introducing BetaFast – NetSPI’s Vulnerable Thick Client

Another vulnerable application is being unleashed into the world. Developed here at NetSPI, BetaFast is a vulnerable thick client application and valuable resource for practicing security testing. History Years ago, a NetSPI consultant was venturing into the basement of our office building to retrieve some fresh fingerless gloves from storage. Wandering through the scarcely lit […]