Insomni’hack pwn50 write-up

Hi all,

i´ve looked a bit at the Insomni’hack CTF which took place on the 21st January and lasted for 36 hours.
For the sake of warming up a bit for our Troopers workshop Windows and Linux Exploitation,
I decided to create a write-up of the first pwn50 challenge.

To grab your own copy of the presented files you can also find it in our Github repository:

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First dedicated Forensic Computing Training at TR17

I am looking forward to our newly introduced dedicated Forensic Computing Training at TR17!
We will start the first day with a detailed background briefing about Forensic Computing as a Forensic Science, Digital Evidence, and the Chain of Custody. The rest of the workshop we will follow the Order of Volatility starting with the analysis of persistent storage using file system internals and carving, as well as RAID reassembly with lots of hands-on case studies using open source tools. As a next step, we will smell the smoking gun in live forensics exercises. Depending on your preferences we will then dig a bit into memory forensics and network forensics. Continue reading “First dedicated Forensic Computing Training at TR17”

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TR17 Training: Crypto attacks and defenses

This is a guest blog written by Jean-Philippe AumassonPhilipp Jovanovic about their upcoming TROOPERS17 training: Crypto attacks and defenses. 

The 1-day training from last TROOPERS has become a 2-day training, featuring even more real-world attacks and defenses as well as new hands-on sessions! We’ll teach you, step by step, how to spot and exploit crypto vulnerabilities, how to use the strongest forms of state-of-the-art cryptography to secure modern systems (like IoT or mobile applications), and bring you up to speed on the latest and greatest developments in the world of cryptography, such as TLS 1.3, blockchains, and post-quantum crypto. Continue reading “TR17 Training: Crypto attacks and defenses”

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Woolim – Lifting the Fog on DPRK’s Latest Tablet PC

Niklaus, Manuel and me had a great time speaking about one of the latest Tablet PCs from DPRK at 33C3 this year. Our work on RedStar OS from last year revealed a nasty watermarking mechanism that can be used to track the origin and distribution path of media files in North Korea. We have seen some interesting dead code in some of RedStar’s binaries that indicated a more sophisticated mechanism to control the distribution of media files. We got hands on a Tablet PC called “Ul-lim” that implemented this advanced control mechanism.

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TR17 Training: Fuzzing with American Fuzzy Lop, Address Sanitizer and LibFuzzer

This is a guest blog written by Hanno Böck who will be running the Fuzzing with American Fuzzy Lop, Address Sanitizer and LibFuzzer at TROOPERS17.

Fuzzing is a very old technique to find bugs and vulnerabilities in software. However it has seen a new push in recent years due to vastly improved tools. The compilers gcc and clang have received Sanitizer tools that allow finding a lot of bugs like use after free errors and out of bounds reads that are otherwise very hard to find.

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PoC Con Seoul 2016

Recently I had the pleasure to join the PowerOfCommunity conference in Seoul. Florian and Felix attended the conference in the past and enjoyed it a lot, so I took the opportunity to join this year. From what I had heard the conference is highly technical, offensive security and community focused (surprise 😉 ). Boy did they deliver!
Located in a hotel next to a nice park and close to the famous Gangnam district in Seoul we came together to feel the power of community. The conference was planned for two days and offered two tracks per day. Several key talks were presented for everyone. Continue reading “PoC Con Seoul 2016”

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