66 episodes

The HAQ.NEWS podcast is brought to you by Jared & Gracie Folkins. It is a daily blog post of information security [tradecraft] tooling news. It's grown into Gracie Folkins reading the [news] daily while Jared Folkins chats with Hackers of all type in the industry, via phone, and with permission he shares the recordings of their conversations.

Head over to https://haq.news to learn more!

HAQ.NEWS Jared Folkins

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The HAQ.NEWS podcast is brought to you by Jared & Gracie Folkins. It is a daily blog post of information security [tradecraft] tooling news. It's grown into Gracie Folkins reading the [news] daily while Jared Folkins chats with Hackers of all type in the industry, via phone, and with permission he shares the recordings of their conversations.

Head over to https://haq.news to learn more!

    2024-04-18 : Dial-Up : Matthew Hickey

    2024-04-18 : Dial-Up : Matthew Hickey

    Hey!

    The other day I gave my good friend HackerFantastic call. We chatted a bit about his family and he also dropped a sweet war story. You should give it a listen! 


     
    https://twitter.com/hackerfantastic


    https://hacker.house/




    ps don't forget my daughter & I created a fun challenge where you can win a laptop.

    details -> https://haq.news/2024/04/12/



     

    • 11 min
    2024-04-11 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    2024-04-11 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    A cybersecurity researcher, k0shl, discussed methods for exploiting a Windows telephony service issue, which could control memory wrongly. A malware called Nitrogen tricks users into downloading fake apps leading to ransomware but can be prevented with various strategies. On Reddit, there’s talk about the dangers of batch files in Windows due to argument escaping issues. The C2 Cloud project lets testers control compromised systems efficiently. A Proof of Concept showed a flaw in Jasmin Ransomware’s web panel, allowing unauthorized file access. Carlos Polop’s guide covers penetration testing extensively. Use Countik, an online tool, for analyzing TikTok accounts. An article guides on OSINT for map investigations. Shortemall v3.0, released on April 5, 2024, scans for hidden content in short URLs.

    • 5 min
    2024-04-10 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    2024-04-10 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    A cybersecurity researcher shares techniques for crafting XSS payloads through JavaScript event handlers and HTML entities to bypass WAFs. The SiCat tool hunts for security exploits using sources including databases like Exploit-DB. There’s a case study of a hacked Confluence server outlining the intruder’s steps, utilizing Unix logs and SSH brute force tactics. Shortemall automates finding content behind Short URLs, while Damn Vulnerable RESTaurant exists for training on API vulnerabilities. Techniques for XSS attacks by modifying code to evade filters are discussed. OSINT helps in phishing scams prevention and probes. Linux by Vikku offers resources for bug bounty hunters. A SQL injection flaw in WordPress LayerSlider plugin is exposed with given detection tools. Tactics to set up rogue access points for Wi-Fi tests using Fluxion are shared. A study plan for AWS security mastery is outlined. Chimera is a PowerShell obfuscation tool to avoid AMSI and antivirus detection. A-poc/RedTeam-Tools repository features red team tools and tips. The personal security checklist advises on digital life security in various aspects. APKHunt checks Android apps against OWASP MASVS. Scanners Box offers a kit of infosec scanning tools. OpenCodeInterpreter rivals GPT-4 in code abilities, topping the BigCode leaderboard. Map Developers and Google Maps Scraper aid in business data collection. Keyhole carries out social media analytics. HAR files help analyze network issues. creepyCrawler is an OSINT tool for site reconnaissance. PretendoNetwork’s SSSL patches Nintendo CA - G3. KDMapper uses Intel driver to load non-signed drivers. GhostMapperUM maps an unsigned driver into memory. GMER handles Windows kernel rootkits. EDRSandblast evades EDR systems. Plandex offers an AI coding engine aiding in software tasks. Memory dump emulation tools like Bochs assist in crash analysis and forensics. wtf is a Windows snapshot-based fuzzer by Axel Souchet. Using Ghidra for analyzing ARM firmware in KatWalk C2 treadmill is elaborated. The KAT Walk C2 VR Treadmill’s set-up and usage are described. Constructing an 8-bit computer with 74xx ICs and an Ethernet adapter for networking. Ivan builds a discrete logic CPU and programming language. Upgrading a discrete logic ALU for improved computer performance. Reverst serves as a reverse-tunnel library using QUIC and HTTP/3 for restricted network services.

    • 5 min
    2024-04-09 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    2024-04-09 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    In this recent rundown CloudGrappler, a tool for finding threat data in cloud AWS/Azure, and GMER, which detects rootkits in Windows kernel, are highlighted for their importance in cyber security. A blog talking about Cobalt Strike, mentioning how its post-exploit toolkit can use the Community Kit’s scripts for updates.

    • 10 min
    2024-04-08 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    2024-04-08 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    A Proof of Concept for CVE-2024-3273 shows how to hack into D-Link NAS devices, GDBFuzz improves testing for gadgets and stuff, and Genzai helps find weak spots in IoT things by checking out their dashboards and passwords. The ’nexus’ plugin for IP.Board had a bad security problem but got fixed, and now there’s another tool to break into those D-Link NAS devices using the CVE-2024-3273 weakness. Looking at JumpServer, there’s a couple of CVEs, CVE-2024-29201 and CVE-2024-29202, and you gotta update some things to stop hackers. ADOKit helps test Azure stuff, and DeWatermark.AI takes off watermarks from pics. DroneXtract is for checking out DJI drone data, while VolWeb makes it easier to look at memory for computer clues. Obsidian is a cool and safe app for jotting down cyber threat info, perfect-dll-proxy helps with messing with DLLs in Windows, and the OSTE-Web-Log-Analyzer looks for web attacks in server logs.

    • 3 min
    2024-04-07 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    2024-04-07 : Daily : Gracie Folkins

    A cybersecurty hobbyist showed how to use vm2 JavaScript sandbox vulnerabilities to get into a Linux server, find a hash, and root access in a HackTheBox Codify challenge. Web cache issues, which can leak info, need careful monitoring; techniques like underscores in headers and fuzzing help prevent these attacks. The OSTE-Web-Log-Analyzer is a tool in Python for analyzing web logs to spot web attacks. C2 Cloud makes pentesting simpler with its web interface for handling backdoor sessions. To get Wi-Fi passwords from Windows after a breach, you need admin rights or the user’s context, and it’s suggested to not use WPA2 PSK for private networks.The Xen hypervisor got updated to fix handling of page table entries for superpages. Mahmoud Attia explains how to automate finding XSS vulnerabilities and avoid WAF detection using certain tools. A blog post explained how to create a backdoored Amazon Machine Image (AMI). Another post shows an exploit for BioTime software, allowing directory walking and code execution. A step-by-step method was given to analyze and get a malicious file from a site. MayflyHack has new cybersecurity resources like setting up a SCCM lab, network architecture, image creation, infrastructure deployment, and config management. The site itself provides tutorials for developing cyber security environments. Red Team Attack Lab uses real systems and vulnerabilities for offensive cybersecurity without cloud service costs. OpenGFW firewall is open-source, inspired by China’s firewall. Using Validin, 36 phishing domains linked to Latrodectus were found. Global Socket helps to securely communicate through firewalls using encrypted traffic. Japan EQ Locator helps visualize earthquake data, available on GitHub.QuickStego hides text in images, while QuickCrypto does the same with encryption. A Local Privilege Escalation (LPE) vulnerability in macOS filesystems was discovered and patched. Samuel Groß discussed finding vulnerabilities in image format parsers that impact Apple’s messenger apps. DroneXtract is softwre for analyzing DJI drone data. Articles explore Windows Containers creation and windows APIs. Web cache attacks can lead to site takeovers, but James Kettle suggests defenses like not caching error pages. FreeTube is a YouTube app for private viewing, and SearXNG is a private metasearch engine that doesn’t track users.

    • 4 min

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