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Checklist for Incident Response Teams

Forming a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) is a complex affair. It normally involves a certain combination of staff, processes and technologies.

However the essentials are the same in most situations, no matter what the mission of your CSIRT is. This publication attempts to provide a list of must-have technologies for all forming incident response teams out there.

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Credentials in the Ashley Madison Sources

One of the security risks of software development is passwords and other credentials hard-coded into the source code.

A quick analysis of the leaked Ashley Madison dumps shows that software developers of AM forgot about these risks. Their source code contains AWS tokens, database credentials, certificate private keys and other secret credentials.

The consequence of this is a more vulnerable infrastructure, which probable made the lateral movement easier for the Impact Team.

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All your base

Data Exfiltration with XSS

We had an XSS vulnerability, we created a fake login page, we stole the WordPress admin’s credentials, now what? Over the following pages, I am going to walk you through the complete data exfiltration process. We are going to get shell access to the OS, dump the databases and configure the compromised WordPress server as a pivot for launching further attacks.

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