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Hijacking the CEO’s Email Account

October 13th, 2016 by Cory Mathews

Why Security Teams Need a Second Set of Eyes During a recent penetration test, I hijacked the client’s email server, posed as the client CEO, and sent a fraudulent email to the client CFO asking the CFO to wire $10,000 USD to an offshore bank account. Interestingly, after receiving a string of actual malicious phishing […]

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On the Reliance of Client Side Security

September 22nd, 2016 by Cory Mathews

I recently conducted a penetration test of a web application. Because of design decisions, I was able to bypass CAPTCHA to brute force user accounts and, ultimately, bypass file upload restrictions to upload malware onto the web server and into the internal network environment. The owner had taken a healthy view of security, had conducted […]

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