Computer systems get attacked daily. Ransomware, malware, stolen credentials, video game makers’ source code gets leaked, and money drained from users’ accounts dominate our news feeds. But how do hackers gain initial access to compromise a system? Let’s take a look at how a breach could happen. Don’t
When we think of denial of service (DoS) attacks we tend to think of the massive, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks run by botmasters to target big corporations, networks, and high-profile E-commerce websites. Wi-Fi-enabled 802.11 security cameras come with a noticeable vulnerability. A single attacker can disable our
In a traditional client-server environment, the user is the client and the machine that provides services is the server. The client creates a connection, to the server which is listening for connections through specified ports. A reverse shell reverses this setup because the client becomes the (new) server listening for
The Wifi Ducky or Wifi Duck is a small stealthy device that hackers can use as an entry point into your network. These pentest devices work exceptionally well because they violate the inherent trust computers have in allowing USB devices to be plugged in without authentication. This vulnerability allows hackers
What is a Ransomware Attack? Ransomware is a type of malware attack that encrypts a victim’s data and prevents access until a ransom payment is made. CryptoLocker, Colonial Pipeline, NotPetya, REvil, and Ryuk are all names associated with ransomware that have raised our awareness about the dangers of ransomware.