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Ionic Identity Vault Biometric Authentication Bypass

During a customer project, we could bypass the biometric authentication mechanism of Ionic Identity Vault on Android, because the Android KeyStore entry does not require any authentication. This post shows how this was done and how it can be exploited.

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Relaying NTLM authentication over RPC again…

A little bit over a year ago, I wrote an article on this blog about CVE-2020-1113 and how it enabled to execute code on a remote machine through relaying NTLM authentication over RPC triggering a scheduled task on the remote system. History repeats itself and a vulnerability of the same category has been fixed by Microsoft in June this year.

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Security Best Practices for On-Premise Environments

Due to recent developments we figured it would be great to contribute a cheat sheet and create security best-practices on how to tie down a Microsoft on-prem environment. Our work mostly relies on MS recommendations. However, we put some effort to really condense it to the essence. We hope to see this applied everywhere and thus open-sourced everything in our GitHub repository.

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Printer Tricks Episode II – Attack of the Clones

We show how to decrypt passwords from the configuration backup of a Xerox WorkCentre and how, during the reverse engineering, a command injection vulnerability was discovered (CVE-2021-27508).

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Straightforward Mobile Forensics

We put more and more sensitive data on mobile devices. For many private conversations we use mobile applications, such as WhatsApp. This smooth access to the data and the Internet provides multiple benefits in our lives. On the other side, new attack vectors are created. Phishing messages do not need to be delivered in an […]

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SAML Raider Release 1.4.0

SAML Raider 1.4.0 is out which contains several new features like UI changes, new text editor, raw mode, XSW match/replace, parameter name definition and attack templates for XXE and XSLT attacks.

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The Good Old DNS Rebinding

A post on how to trick browsers to work as a gateway to internal web servers and IoT devices, the concepts behind and how to easily exploit DNS rebinding using the Singularity of Origin framework.

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.CH Zone Lookup Tool

Fighting cybercrime is one of the reason Switch announced to publish the .ch zone. Switzerland has a law on Open-Government-Data-Strategy that follows the open-by-default strategy The .ch zone file contains all registered .ch domain names that have a NS record that points to the nameserver that gives authoritative answers for that domain name. Compass Security is offering […]

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The “Volatility Triage App” for Splunk

Intro into a Compass Splunk App, which can be used to perform a first triage and high level analysis of Volatility results coming from multiple hosts.

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Evading Static Machine Learning Malware Detection Models – Part 2: The Gray-Box Approach

This part will discuss a grey-box approach in defeating malware detection. It will discuss the relevant features used and how they are fed into a malware detection model to classify an input file. After a short theory part, we try to find out which features are especially important for malware analysis and how to modify them. Finally, we will change some of the features of our ransomware to evade our model. But before all this, it is advisable to get familiar with the file format used by our malware.

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