Kali for Azure

Screen Shot 2017-02-07 at 08.36.59I have been using/playing with Azure lately. Everything from server builds, Azure AD, network security and all those magical app services and microservices for AI, cognitive behaviour, threat analytics and more. Playing with Azure is free for a limited subscription with enough cash to play with most (although not resource intensive) services. See here.

Azure security enables you to protect, detect and respond your services. What I find even more interesting from a security perspective is how you can penetration test your Azure ser vices using Kali for Azure. Have not yet tested it out myself, but plan to. It can be acquired here.

Just make sure you let Microsoft know if you plan to pentest something – as you probably would if you tested your corporate network:)

Mobile Trojans with SMS C&C

Looked into the Android SpySMS torjan as they say it has infected 40k users phones. This Mobile Trojan is using SMS as C&C protocol the way IRC C&C were used by PC Trojans back in the days. Got me thinking that the reliable SMS protocol is a nice protocol to control the android bots. The way this app try to block anti-virus from running and the long list of banking apps it controls is rather interesting as this has historically been more adapted by PC trojans and malware.

Can’t fint the password for Windows Homegroup file sharing?

Had an issue with Windows 10 file sharing in my home network the other day. The issue was that when I was to connect one of my Windows machines to the Homegroup, all of them were saying “USER on PC has created a homegroup on the network”, where USER and PC listed on one machine was the one of the other on the network. That was fine, until I were to connect and was promped to enter a password – WHAT PASSWORD?

The reason was aparently that when multiple machines had created a Homegroup for file and printer sharing, none of them showed the Homegroup password to be used.

The solution was apparently (after fidling with it for a while) to turn all machines off, start one of them over again and finally I could establish a Homegroup and got the password required for the other machines to use.

Here is Microsofts response to the issue.

Simple file recovery

RecuvaHave been out travelling in south america, and guess what. Corrupted camera memory cards are rather common. Used the simple recovery tool Recuva from Piriform to crawl a friends photos and videos from a corrupted and later formatted memory card. Worked perfectly and best of all it has a great user interface, compared to all those command line forensic toolkits such as Skalpel and Foremost.

Check it out here