Security Software & Tools Tips – October 2018

In this monthly post we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth.

This month we have chosen the following:
* Hiawatha
* Shodan
* GRR
* Cloudfail
* AbuseIO

Hiawatha


Hiawatha is a cool lightweight webserver that has a very easy syntax to configure it.
The maker of Hiawatha has written the webserver with security in mind, so it provides out of the box support for stopping SQL injections, XSS and CSRF attacks and exploit attempts.
We think Hiawatha is a great secure alternative for Apache or Nginx.

From the Hiawatha website:

Hiawatha is an open source webserver with a focus on security. I started Hiawatha in January 2002. Before that time, I had used several webservers, but I didn’t like them. They had illogical, almost cryptic configuration syntax and none of them gave me a good feeling about their security and robustness. So, I decided it was time to write my own webserver. I never thought that my webserver would become what it is today, but I enjoyed working on it and liked to have my own open source project. In the years that followed, Hiawatha became a fully functional webserver.

Website:

https://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/

Shodan


Shodan is a website where you can scan internet connected devices for open services. This is a great tool to find out if your
organization has any services exposed to the internet that might be a security risk.

From wiki:

Shodan is a search engine that lets the user find specific types of computers connected to the internet using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a search engine of service banners, which are metadata that the server sends back to the client.

Website:

https://www.shodan.io/

GRR


GRR (Rapid Response) framework is a server client software that allows you to do live forensics on remote servers.

From their website:

GRR Rapid Response is an incident response framework focused on remote live forensics.
The goal of GRR is to support forensics and investigations in a fast, scalable manner to allow analysts to quickly triage attacks and perform analysis remotely.

Website:

https://github.com/google/grr

Cloudfail

From their website:

CloudFail is a tactical reconnaissance tool which aims to gather enough information about a target protected by Cloudflare in the hopes of discovering the location of the server. Using Tor to mask all requests, the tool as of right now has 3 different attack phases.

* Misconfigured DNS scan using DNSDumpster.
* Scan the Crimeflare database.
* Bruteforce scan over 2500 subdomains.

Website:

https://github.com/m0rtem/CloudFail

AbuseIO


This piece of software gives you a web interface that imports most important feeds such as shadowserver and spamcop, you can then see this information in a easy and relevant way.
This is a great tool to automate and improve the abuse handling process.

From their website:

It is a toolkit anyone can use to receive, process, correlate abuse reports and send notifications with specific information regarding the abuse case(s) on your network. AbuseIO’s purpose is to consolidate efforts by various companies and individuals to automate and improve the abuse handling process.

Website:

https://abuse.io/download/

Photo by Liam Tucker on Unsplash

How a Web Application Firewall can protect against bad coding

You might think, and you could even be right in that your own web application is perfectly written with zero bugs, so that no attacker can obtain information they should not be able to. But what about the software surrounding your web application? Unfortunately, this software often is things you don’t have control over like frameworks, web servers, operating systems, and sometimes even hardware.

Hackers Turn to Python as Attack Coding Language of Choice

This blog post is a summary of this weeks Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).

 

Hackers Turn to Python as Attack Coding Language of Choice

“More than 20 percent of GitHub repositories containing an attack tool or an exploit proof of concept (PoC) are written in Python.”

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Thousands of breached websites turn up on MagBo Black market

This blog post is a summary of this weeks Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).

Thousands of breached websites turn up on MagBo Black market

The research team said it has shared its findings with law enforcement and victims are being notified.

A newly-discovered underground marketplace has been peddling access to more than 3,000 breached websites, catering to hackers hungry for valuable data and the ability to launch a range of attacks on unsuspecting site visitors.

Advertisements for the Russian-speaking marketplace called MagBo were first posted on a top-tier hacking forum in March, according to researchers at Flashpoint. Upon further investigation, the research team found that details for thousands of breached websites were for sale on MagBo.

“This particular market is populated by a more than a dozen vendors and hundreds of buyers who sell and take part in auctions in order to gain access to breached sites, databases and administrator panels,” said Vitali Kremez, a researcher with Flashpoint in a Wednesday post.

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5 tips for better cloud security

This blog post is a summary of this weeks Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT). Read more

BF-SIRT Newsletter 2018-02

Microsoft released patches for Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s important to update ones antivirus before applying the patches.

Latest WebLogic exploit caused an increase in compromised hosts being used for mining Cryptocurrencies.

F-Secure finds a new Intel AMT Security Issue which gives hackers with physical access full control of laptops in 30 seconds.

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Police give out infected USBs as prizes in cybersecurity quiz
Wi-Fi Alliance launches WPA3 protocol with new security features
Mining or Nothing!
Anti-Virus updates required ahead of Microsoft’s Meltdown, Spectre patches
New Intel AMT Security Issue Lets Hackers Gain Full Control of Laptops in 30 Seconds

Blocking cyber attacks; Why you should understand adversary playbooks

This blog post is a summary of this weeks Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).

It’s time to get off the treadmill: Why you should understand adversary playbooks

“Flipping the equation on known adversaries by developing and deploying controls at locations on the intrusion kill chain designed specifically for these known playbooks will increase a company’s ability to block an attack. The cybersecurity industry must collaborate to identify all know adversary playbooks and share this knowledge with each other and the public.”

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Check for the Security-First Mindset Across All Teams

Check for the Security-First Mindset Across All Teams

“Embedding security as a way of life is not a one-time event. It requires ongoing education through a variety of channels. Setting the tone from executive leadership is key, but this must be reinforced by direct management and across peer groups.”

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What we learned from DEF CON 26

Cyber security is increasingly important to companies. We went to DEF CON to see what the hackers were doing.

Security is Not a One-Person Job

Security is not a one-person job. It can’t be accomplished with one person, it can’t be accomplished with one company.

“Security is not a one-person job. It can’t be accomplished with one person, it can’t be accomplished with one company,” says Walls. “So we need partners, and we need friends in the industry to work together.” No statement could better summarize what building a culture of security looks like. Learn more about how Walls and Prime Therapeutics implemented DLP to protect highly sensitive data for millions of people.

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