NetSPI Blog

Karl Fosaaen
May 22nd, 2018

Utilizing Azure Services for Red Team Engagements

Everything seems to be moving into the cloud, so why not move your red team infrastructure there too. Well… lots of people have already been doing that (see here), but what about using hosted services from a cloud provider to hide your activities within the safety of the provider’s trusted domains? That’s something that we […]

Scott Sutherland
May 8th, 2018

Attacking Application Specific SQL Server Instances

This blog walks through how to quickly identify SQL Server instances used by 3rd party applications that are configured with default passwords using PowerUpSQL.

Alexander Polce Leary
April 24th, 2018

Executing .NET Methods with RunDotNetDll32

This blog introduces RunDotNetDll32.exe, which is a new tool for reflectively enumerating and executing .NET methods. It’s syntactically very similar to RunDll32.exe.

Thomas Elling
April 17th, 2018

Dumping Active Directory Domain Info – in Go!

I’ve used NetSPI PowerShell tools and the PowerView toolset to dump information from Active Directory during almost every internal penetration test I’ve done. These tools are a great starting point for gaining insight into an Active Directory environment. Go seems to be gaining popularity for its performance and scalability, so I tried to replicate some […]

Jake Reynolds
March 27th, 2018

Please Stop Giving Me Your Passwords – Part 1

I found myself in the office on Saturday night, mainly because the frozen pizza selection is more expansive than mine at home, and I wanted to get a head start on my project for this week. It was a normal Static Application Security Test (SAST), which follows a mostly pre-defined process, with embellishments depending on […]

Matt Appel
March 13th, 2018

Jira Information Gathering

What is Jira? Jira is a web based issue tracking and project management application that can be used to manage a wide array of information. Using Jira, organizations can design workflows to do anything from bug tracking to physical asset management. The flexibility of Jira, while great, can also lead to several issues, if it’s […]

Patrick Sayler
February 27th, 2018

Take Him Away, Boys – Creating a Get-Out-of-Jail Letter

Failure is a fact of life and it’s doubly true when it comes to security. On-site social engineering is a unique beast and it carries its own issues when it comes to failure. While it’s easy enough to modify your payload to bypass a WAF or just hang-up the phone when the phish isn’t biting, […]

Thomas Elling
February 13th, 2018

Attacks Against Windows PXE Boot Images

If you’ve ever run across insecure PXE boot deployments during a pentest, you know that they can hold a wealth of possibilities for escalation. Gaining access to PXE boot images can provide an attacker with a domain joined system, domain credentials, and lateral or vertical movement opportunities. This blog outlines a number of different methods […]

Cody Wass
January 9th, 2018

Four Ways to Bypass Android SSL Verification and Certificate Pinning

Gone are the days when mobile applications stoically ignored all manner of SSL errors and allowed you to intercept and modify their traffic at will. Instead, most modern applications at least check that the certificate presented chains to a valid, trusted certificate authority (CA). As pentesters, we’d like to convince the app that our certificate […]