CoreLabs Articles

Read articles from CoreLabs, the research division of Core Security. CoreLabs prides itself on taking a holistic view of information security with a focus on developing solutions to complex, real-world security problems that affect our customers.


Aug 10, 2009
Alfredo Ortega and Anibal Sacco presented their findings in Absolute Software’s Computrace “persistent agent” as part of their ongoing research on BIOS rootkits at Black Hat USA 2009. Before I dig into some technicalities of the findings of Alfredo and Anibal, let me dispel any doubts about the disclosure process that we followed. The vendor was made aware of the report and upcoming presentation several weeks prior to Black Hat by at least three separate sources.
Dec 27, 2006
In our last installment, I gave you a final hunk of code with several function calls and decided to let you stew for a week before revealing what was going on under the hood. Well, you’ve stewed for a week, so let’s review.
Dec 20, 2006
Last week, we discussed exactly what we’ll be building and got some of the boilerplate done along the way. I’m sure that you dug into the modules that I strongly hinted that you take a look at for inspiration. To review, this module will need to:
Dec 13, 2006
In this installment, we’ll start diving into the anatomy of an Impact module where you'll get the opportunity to absorb some of the features and implications before we dive into building something real and useful. In the course of conducting penetration tests, we often come across password hashes of various types. We can sometimes use these without cracking them, but, it is often useful and necessary to crack those hashes. Why? You may ask.