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EQL Injection (not a typo) and Oracle Endeca

By William Jardine on 13 June 2018

Oracle Endeca is a used by a number of online retailers for implementing search functionality. This post introduces the concept of EQL injection attacks and how to defend against them.

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Some Brief Notes on WebKit Heap Hardening

By Sam Brown on 13 April 2018

Apple recently pushed some substantial heap hardening changes to the allocator used within WebKit and JavaScriptCore (JSC), luckily just after pwn2own, but in order to target Safari again next year these new hardening changes will need...

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Enumerating remote access policies through GPO

By William Knowles and Jon Cave on 30 January 2018

When attempting to remain covert as part of a simulated attack it is typically useful to enumerate policies that will influence the outcome of an action before attempting it.  In part to avoid wasting time on...

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Finding the Low-Hanging Route

By Georgi Geshev on 20 December 2017

The Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) is Cisco's SDN controller for enterprise networks, which according to Cisco can solve a myriad of problems by leveraging many bleeding edge technologies.

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WebUSB - How a website could steal data off your phone

By Felix Schmidt on 3 October 2017

On the 5th September this year, Chrome 61 was released with WebUSB enabled as a default feature. WebUSB is a JavaScript API to allow web sites access to connected USB devices.

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“Tasking” Office 365 for Cobalt Strike C2

By William Knowles on 22 September 2017

There is much research into customised and novel Command and Control (C2) channels, although typically the public outputs of such research are standalone proof-of-concepts rather than being integrated into exisiting offensive toolkits.  Recent extensions to the...

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Threat Information Sharing with Athena

By Jonathan Nicholas on 1 September 2017

The aim of this article is to provide an introduction to using structured Threat Intelligence (TI) formats, some of the challenges present (in particular with data transformation) and to share a tool MWR has developed to...

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Alexa, are you listening?

By Mark Barnes on 1 August 2017

The Amazon Echo is vulnerable to a physical attack that allows an attacker to gain a root shell on the underlying Linux operating system and install malware without leaving physical evidence of tampering.

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Using Windows File Auditing to Detect Honeyfile Access

By Joshua Gideon on 7 July 2017

Over the years, a vast amount of research has been focused towards honeypots. Honeypots have evolved from the traditional emulated operating system and service to include a variety of honey “things”.

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Offensive ICS Exploitation: A Description of an ICS CTF

By William Jardine and William Knowles on 29 June 2017

On the 9th June, MWR InfoSecurity were at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) for a competition based around the cyber security of Industrial Control Systems (ICSs).

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DLL Tricks with VBA to Improve Offensive Macro Capability

By William Knowles on 16 May 2017

Much of the recent research around the use of DLLs within VBA has focused on a narrow subset of its functionality; in particular, how it can be used to inject shellcode into currently running processes.  This...

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Add-In Opportunities for Office Persistence

By William Knowles on 21 April 2017

One software product that attackers will almost certainly find in the environments that they're targeting is Microsoft Office.  Office applications due to this ubiquity present a consistent source of opportunity for persistence mechanisms.

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