Here we are in the middle of March, and it is hard to believe we are almost a quarter of a way through 2011. What is even more impressive is the rate at which the Exploit Writing Team, the CORE IMPACT Pro development team, and the testing teams have been creating, testing and releasing new exploits and functionality.

We are 77 days into 2011 (of which only 55 have been work days – and some of those are holidays) and we have already released over 100 updates for IMPACT Pro! These updates break down to:

54 new exploits (effectively one a day)

•41 updates – to existing exploits and functionality

•14 Denial of Service modules

This is a testament to both the hard work of all the teams involved and the desire at Core for our customers to always be armed with the latest exploits and techniques in order to ensure their engagements with IMPACT Pro are as thorough as possible.

There is some great new functionality among the recent updates, including the ability for our Fake Access Point to have an Offline Mode – instead of providing the WiFi victims with internet access you can use the built-in infrastructure modules in IMPACT Pro (Fake DNS, POP3, SMB and HTTP server modules) to spoof the internet and gather data from your victims.

I am writing this post after having hosted the 3rd Core Customer Community meeting of 2011 – another event where I was able to directly meet and talk with customers and ensure the next few hundred updates we release over the next few months continue to add the value and capabilities our customers have come to expect from us.

The plan for the next 77 days? Keep listening to and working with our customers to ensure the next 100+ updates help them perform more comprehensive and quick penetration tests.