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In direct response to customer demand, Core Security has announced a direct integration between IMPACT Pro and the open source Metasploit Framework.

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ShmooCon 2010 and all the other Cons have a truly special place in the hearts and minds of security researchers and pen testers, and within the IT security industry itself.

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In Windows systems, path and filename normalization routines have some interesting quirks. In his upcoming ShmooCon presentation, Core's Dan Crowley will demonstrate how these quirks can be used to bypass filters and access control mechanisms, evade IDS detection, alter the way that files are handled and processed, and make brute force attacks to enumerate files easier.

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It's amazing that vulnerabilities such as the Windows GP Trap Handler Privilege Escalation flaw are still wreaking havoc, but they are, so test for them to ensure that you're not exposed, using CORE IMPACT Pro, of course.

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The Operation Aurora Attacks on Google and other tech giants highlight further why penetration testing is the best solution available in terms of help organizations understand precisely where their greatest points of risk exist today.

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Practicing lock picking can be a useful way to consider your approach to thorough penetration testing.

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When it comes to matters of cyber-war or so-called "cybergeddon," there's no shortage of valid opinons as to the severity of the issue, even within Core Security alone.

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Like the V10 engines that long powered F1 racecars on their quest for a worldwide championship, IMPACT Pro v10 sets new standards for performance in the realm of automated penetration testing.

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Sometimes the biggest security risks are those that are most easily forgotten - testing frequently and broadly will help your organization address this challenge.

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Now that high-profile organizations are working harder to protect electronic data, attackers are going after their closest business partners, including legal and PR firms.

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