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Blogs | EDITORIAL | May 27, 2020

File-Squatting Exploitation by Example

This will (hopefully) be a short story about a bug I found some time ago while auditing a .NET service from an OEM. It should be interesting as I have yet to find a description of how to exploit a similar condition. Our service was running as SYSTEM and needed to periodically execute some other utilities as part of its workflow. Before running these auxiliary tools, it would check if the executable was properly signed by the vendor. Something like this: public void CallAgent() {    string ExeFile = “C:\\Program…

Enrique Nissim
Disclosures | ADVISORIES | May 14, 2020

GE Grid Solutions Reason RT430 GNSS Precision-Time Clock Multiple Vulnerabilities

GE Grid Solutions’ Reason RT430 GNSS Precision-Time Clock is referenced to GPS and GLONASS satellites. Offering a complete solution, these clocks are the universal precision time synchronization units, with an extensive number of outputs which supports many timing protocols. including the DST rules frequently used on power systems applications. In accordance with IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), the RT430 is capable of providing multiple IEDs synchronization with better than 100ns time accuracy over Ethernet networks. Despite being likely to never lose time synchronization from satellites, the RT430 GNSS features…

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Ehab Hussein
Blogs | EDITORIAL | May 6, 2020

A Reverse Engineer’s Perspective on the Boeing 787 ‘51 days’ Airworthiness Directive

Several weeks ago, international regulators announced that they were ordering Boeing 787 operators to completely shut down the plane’s electrical power whenever it had been running for 51 days without interruption.1 The FAA published an airworthiness directive elaborating on the issue, and I was curious to see what kind of details were in this document. While I eventually discovered that there wasn’t much information in the FAA directive, there was just enough to put me on track to search for the root cause of the issue. This blog post will…

Ruben Santamarta
Library | COLLATERAL | April 22, 2020

IOActive Corporate Overview

Research-fueled Security Assessments and Advisory Services IOActive has been at the forefront of cybersecurity and testing services since 1998. Backed by our award-winning research, our services have been trusted globally by enterprises and product manufacturers across a wide variety of industries and in the most complex of environments. Tailored to meet each unique organization’s requirements, IOActive services offer deep expertise and insight from an attacker’s perspective. 

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Hacking and Securing LoRaWAN Networks

LoRaWAN is becoming the most popular low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) open standard protocol used around the world for Smart Cities, IIoT, Smart Building, etc. LoRaWAN protocol has “built-in encryption” making it “secure by default.” This results in many users blindly trusting LoRaWAN networks without being diligent in assessing security concerns; the implementation issues and weaknesses can make the networks vulnerable to hacking. Currently, much of the cybersecurity problems of LoRaWAN networks, are not well known. Also, there are no available tools for LoRaWAN network security testing/auditing and attack detection, which…

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Library | COLLATERAL | April 17, 2020

IOActive Red and Purple Team Service

Building Operational Resiliency Through Real-world Threat Emulation. Who better to evaluate security effectiveness – compliance auditors or attackers? Vulnerability assessments and penetration tests are critical components of any effective security program, but the only real way to test your operational resiliency is from an attacker’s perspective. 

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IOActive Services Overview

Security services for your business, situation, and risks. With our breadth and depth of services offerings across more environments than any other firm today, we can deliver specific, high-value recommendations based on your business, unique situation, and the risk you face. We are a pure-play security services provider, offering services across the spectrum to include: cybersecurity advisory, full-stack security assessments, SDL, red/purple team and security team development (training) services.

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Blogs | EDITORIAL | April 13, 2020

Mismatch? CVSS, Vulnerability Management, and Organizational Risk

I’ll never forget a meeting I attended where a security engineer demanded IT remediate each of the 30,000 vulnerabilities he had discovered. I know that he wasn’t just dumping an unvetted pile of vulnerabilities on IT; he’d done his best to weed out false-positive results, other errors, and misses before presenting the findings. These were real issues, ranked using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). There can be no doubt that in that huge (and overwhelming) pile were some serious threats to the organization and its digital assets. The reaction…

Brook S.E. Schoenfield
Library | PRESENTATION, VIDEO | April 9, 2020

Using Red Team and Purple Team Services to Strengthen Enterprise Security

Red team exercises provide organizations a real-world perspective on the efficacy of their security operations and incident response capabilities. The ability to identify a security incident quickly and respond efficiently is critical to protecting the information and assets most important to your company’s bottom line. In this webinar, John Sawyer, Director of Services at IOActive, will discuss the collaborative benefits of red team and purple teams and how it enhances the ability for enterprise blue teams to fully understand the visibility into each stage of a targeted attack from…

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Blogs | EDITORIAL | April 2, 2020

10 Laws of Disclosure

In my 20+ years working in cyber security, I’ve reported more than 1000 vulnerabilities to a wide variety of companies, most found by our team at IOActive as well as some found by me. In reporting these vulnerabilities to many different vendors, the response (or lack thereof) I got is also very different, depending on vendor security maturity. When I think that I have seen everything related to vulnerability disclosures, I’ll have new experiences – usually bad ones – but in general, I keep seeing the same problems over and…

Cesar Cerrudo

Biometric Security: Facial Recognition Testing

IOActive has conducted extensive research and testing of facial recognition systems on commercial mobile devices. Our testing included setups for 2D- and 3D-based algorithms, including technologies using stereo IR cameras. Discovering the underlying algorithms to find setups to bypass them, then calculating the Spoof Acceptance Rate (SAR).

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