Endpoint Security Self-Protection on MacOS

In this post we will analyse BitDefender on MacOS, looking at some of the self-protection methods hooking MacOS. At the end of the post, we will have a bit of fun and show just how we can leverage this technology to hide our malware during an engagement.... Read More »

Windows Anti-Debug techniques - OpenProcess filtering

This week I took a break from SYSTEM chasing to review some anti-debugging techniques. With quite a few Bug Bounty programs available relying on client-side applications, I thought I'd share one of the techniques used by numerous security products (and apparently game anti-cheat engines) to stop you from debugging core components, and just how we can go about bypassing this. Obviously it goes without saying, but the technique shown in this post is not a vulnerability, if an attacker has this le... Read More »

ExplodingCan - A vulnerability review

A few months ago, my colleagues over at Secarma released a review of ExplodingCan, one of the many exploits released as part of the ShadowBrokers dump. At the time I was asked to complete a review of the vulnerability, specifically how this affected a vulnerable server and if anything could be done to protect users. My analysis of the vulnerability can now be found over at Secarma Labs: https://www.secarma.co.uk/labs/explodingcan-a-vulnerability-review/ Enjoy :)... Read More »

Analysis of APT28 hospitality malware (Part 2)

In the first part [/apt28-hospitality-malware/] of this malware review, we looked at the VBA code used by APT28 to drop a DLL onto the victims' machine as part of their recently highlighted hospitality campaign. In this post, we will look at the dropped file, and understand just what it does, and how we can analyse it using IDA Pro. So we know from the first post that we have a DLL, which is run using the following command: rundll32.exe %APPDATA%\user.dat,#1 Loading the extracted DLL into I... Read More »