Cyber Security Awareness and Vulnerabilities Blog

There's been another worm making its way around networks over the past couple months; it's called Morto. There are a few different variants of this worm, but the way it works and how it infects a machine is the same for each variant,…

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A benefit of working for a company like Core Security (working at a company that turns out cutting-edge research, ground-breaking products, and commercial-grade exploits) is that people assume I am as intelligent as the people who actually produce the cutting-edge research, ground-breaking new products and commercial-grade…

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If you judge a conference by the recovery time involved afterwards then Black Hat 2011 has to be the winner – 13 hours solid sleep on my first night back home. This level of exhaustion (tiredness doesn’t quite capture the feeling correctly) is…

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Going to conferences like Black Hat in Vegas reminds me of going to college and the advice my dad gave me. See you at Caesars! “Mike, have fun. Enjoy yourself. This will be the time of your life. Don’t do anything stupid!” Sound familiar?…

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Ah.....the week before an eruption of chaos in the desert. Not that having all of your favorite black t-shirts picked out isn't exciting enough, I figured now is as good a time as ever to stir up a little pre-Vegas excitement - Caitlin style.

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Box art for the 1981 David Cronenberg film, Scanners.   I know integrating vulnerability scanning with penetration testing software isn’t a groundbreaking new concept and has been talked about for years now, but I felt compelled to dive into the topic today because it’s still…

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I recently joined Core Security, and one thing that strikes me is the difference in philosophy and approach to the development of exploits between our solutions and others on the market. Core Security offers each customer peace of mind in knowing that there…

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Cyber crime has exploded in 2011. US-CERT noted a 40% increase in computer intrusions and the FBI's number-one criminal priority is still cybercrime. The recently released SAIC / MacAfee study, "Underground Economies," is fairly damning of the laissez-faire approach to cyber security taken…

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Having worked with such a large number of our customers in both technical support and training has really shed some light on the truths of commercial penetration testing. The reality we face is that even the most advanced pen testers who currently hold…

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As some of you readers may already know, I’ve made the decision to leave Core and join SpiderLabs. Some life changes (notably, a child!) have occurred and while I’ll miss Core greatly, I’m excited about my new life. I’ve been with Core for…

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