Thanks to Lodrina for her work on the Threat Hunting and Malware Analysis sections.
- There’s a post on the attackd0gz blog walking through a packet capture examination to identify data exfil over wifi
WiFi Forensics for Data Leakage
- David Milnes breaks down the HSTS database on Chrome and Firefox and shares a Python script to process the data found. “HSTS is a HTTP header which a web server can send to tell a client that they should not accept unencrypted communications from that domain for a specified period of time.”
HSTS For Forensics: You Can Run, But You Can’t Use HTTP
- Igor Mikhailov at Group IB has written a lengthy post on Whatsapp for iOS, MacOS and Android
WhatsApp in Plain Sight: Where and How You Can Collect Forensic Artifacts
- Joshua Hickman at ‘The Binary Hick’ looks at the transaction data stored by the iOS and Android Venmo apps
Venmo. The App for Virtual Ballers.
- Prabhankar Tripathi at Lucideus shares a short guide to examining VOIP packets using Wireshark
A Basic Guide to VOIP Packet analysis through Wireshark
- Matt Edmondson at ‘Digital Forensics Tips’ demonstrates Bulk Extractor by running it over a database from a Neo Nazis forum.
Using Bulk Extractor for Quick OSINT Wins
- Bob Gendler has discovered a database used by Siri that forensic examiners can use to see inside encrypted email. I think I’ll need to defer to someone with a bit more knowledge on this one however, as I haven’t had to deal with encrypted email very often. If anyone knows a bit more as to why this is a big problem, let me know, the only thing I can think of is it will probably retain data after the email has been deleted.
Apple Mail Stores Encrypted Emails in Plain Text Database, fix included!
- The ZecOps Research Team gives an overview of the implications of the Checkm8 vulnerability for iOS acquisition.
Checkm8 Implications on iOS DFIR, TFP0, #FreeTheSandbox, Apple, and Google
- Adam at Hexacorn examines the OCSetup program.
Beyond good ol’ Run key, Part 122
- Kayla Mackiewicz at Black Hills Information Security shares how to use the Cisco Config Analysis Tool.
How to Use CCAT: An Analysis Tool for Cisco Configuration Files
- Josh Murchie shares their BSidesDFW presentation about threat hunting on a budget done with Joe Pisano and includes links to the presentation and video.
Presenting at BSidesDFW
- Marco Ramilli examines the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP).
Is Lazarus/APT38 Targeting Critical Infrastructures ?
- Penetration Testing Lab wrote about different forms of persistence this week
- Brian Donohue at Red Canary recapped ATT&CKcon including Red Canary’s Tony Lambert discussing Linux systems and Keith McCammon on prioritizing data sources.
Debriefing ATT&CKcon 2.0: Five great talks at MITRE’s ATT&CK conference
- Richard Bejtlich at TaoSecurity shares aspects of the risk equation.
Seven Security Strategies, Summarized
- Kaspersky dug into two threat groups this week
- Gabriel Ryan at SpecterOps builds on access point attacks.
Modern Wireless Tradecraft Pt II — MANA and Known Beacon Attacks
- Christopher Paschen at TrustedSec plays with Jscript payloads.
Finding and Identifying JScript/VBScript Callable COM Objects
- Tyranid’s Lair shares thoughts about Visual Studio and .NET remoting.
The Ethereal Beauty of a Missing Header
- Jake Williams at Rendition Infosec shares a valuable lesson regarding OPSEC and IR; “Every time you make a piece of data potentially public, understand what you could be giving up to the adversary”
Incident Response and OPSEC
- Joe Marino and Kim Davis at Cellebrite will be hosting a webinar on the DEA/DoJ IDIQ contract on November 14 at 11:00 AM (New York)
DEA/DoJ IDIQ Contract for Cellebrite Training for all UFED Products
- Adrian Crenshaw uploaded the presentations from BSidesCT 2019
- Roberto Rodriguez shared his presentation from AttackCon with Jose Rodriguez
Check out @Cyb3rWard0g’s Tweet
- On this week’s Digital Forensic Survival Podcast, Michael covers using Powershell to artefact collection
DFSP # 194 – Powershell Collection Tools
- Forensic Focus have started a new podcast, and for the first episode, Christa interviews Brett Shavers
Brett Shavers On DFIR Training And Mental Health In Digital Forensics
- Magnet Forensics posted a couple of videos this week
- Larry Compton has started a new podcast called Nerds & Non/Sense, and speaks with Brett Shavers about encryption (full disclosure, haven’t had a chance to listen to this year, but I saw Brett’s name pop up so thought to include it!)
Episode #1 – In the Beginning…(18+ Explicit Language)
- Nuix share a video of detecting data exfil using their Adaptive Security product
Detecting Data Exfiltration with Nuix Adaptive Security
- SANS announced the 2020 CTI Summit held January 20-21 in Arlington, VA
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit 2020
- Ted Smith at ‘X-Ways Forensics Video Clips’ released a video on getting started with X-Tensions
Video 59 – Introduction to X-Tensions for Beginners
- BlueKeep takes the headlines this week and in this overview at Andrea Fortuna at ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’.
A brand-new mass attack uses BlueKeep exploit to infect with Monero miners
- Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres, and Vitor Ventura at Cisco Talos examine a collection of different types of malware.
C2 With It All: From Ransomware To Carding
- Prabhankar Tripathi at Lucideus looks at finding IOCs in Wireshark.
A Basic Guide to Malware Traffic Analysis Through Wireshark
- Jovi Umawing at Malwarebytes Labs looks at Business Email Compromise.
Not us, YOU: vendor email compromise explained
- McAfee Labs posted about ransomware this week.
- Microsoft Security writes about the RDP BlueKeep exploit.
Microsoft works with researchers to detect and protect against new RDP exploits
- Brad Duncan at Palo Alto Networks shares how to examine Trickbot with Wireshark.
Wireshark Tutorial: Examining Trickbot Infections
- Radware shares a lengthy post about TCP reflection attacks.
Threat Alert: TCP Reflection Attacks
- Justin Buchanan at Rapid7 writes about BlueKeep.
The Anatomy of RDP Exploits: Lessons Learned from BlueKeep and DejaBlue
- There were a number of posts on the SANS Internet Storm Centre Handler Diaries
- Fake Netflix Update Request by Text, (Sat, Nov 9th)
- You Too? “Unusual Activity with Double Base64 Encoding”, (Sun, Nov 3rd)
- Bluekeep exploitation causing Bluekeep vulnerability scan to fail, (Tue, Nov 5th)
- More malspam pushing Formbook, (Wed, Nov 6th)
- Microsoft Apps Diverted from Their Main Use, (Fri, Nov 8th)
- SentinelOne posted a few times this week
- Nguyen Hoang Giang, Eduardo Altares, and Muhammad Hasib Latif at Symantec write about the Trik botnet and Nemty/Phorpiex ransomware.
Nemty Ransomware Expands Its Reach, Also Delivered by Trik Botnet
- Suweera De Souza at Netscout shares the latest Emotet IOCs.
Emotet – What’s Changed?
- TrendMicro wrote about adware and exploit kits this week
- Virus Bulletin continued sharing presentations from VB2019 and beyond
- Marco Fontani at Amped walks through the output functionality of Amped Authenticate
Feed The Machine! Learn How to Easily Generate Computer-Processable Results With Amped Authenticate
- Craig Ball at ‘Ball in your Court’ shares a document that he’s written as a primer for processing in e-Discovery
A Primer on Processing and a Milestone
- There were a number of posts on Forensic Focus this week
- How To Use Amped DVRConv To Quickly Convert And Make Playable Proprietary CCTV V
- Forensic Focus Reviewer Required
- What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part V
- VFC5: Now With Windows Live ID Exploit
- Walkthrough: What’s New In XAMN v4.4
- Belkasoft Discusses Proper Timelines And How to Handle Them
- Cost-Effective Tools For Small Mobile Forensic Labs
- How To Export Media Files From BlackLight Into Semantics21
- They also continued their ‘What’s Happening In Forensics’ series
- Foxton Forensics have released a Chrome history based challenge
Cyber Challenge #1 — November 2019
- Katie Nickels at ‘Katie’s Five Cents’ shares tips on how to make better infosec presentations.
How to Make Better Infosec Presentation Slides
- Koen Van Impe shares an article on building an IR capability
Measure and Improve the Maturity of Your Incident Response Team
- MantaRay Forensics released their q4 VirusShare hashsets
VirusShare.com MantaRay Forensics Refined Hash Set (v.2019_Q4)
- Morpheus______ has released an updated version of plutil, called jlutil, along with documentation on the plist format
Check out @Morpheus______’s Tweet
- Richard Frawley at ADF describes how to create search profiles with MDI
How to Create Search Profiles with Mobile Device Investigator
- Ryan Campbell at ‘Security Soup’ shares his infosec news picks of the last couple of weeks
- VirusTotal released new APIs.
Pipelining VT Intelligence searches and sandbox report lookups via APIv3 to automatically generate indicators of compromise
- Arsenal released v3.0.84 Beta of their Image Mounter tool
Check out @ArsenalRecon’s Tweet
- Adam at Hexacorn updated DeXRAY to v2.17
DeXRAY 2.17 update
- Didier Stevens updated his format-bytes Python script
Update: format-bytes.py Version 0.0.10
- Eric Zimmerman updated Timeline Explorer, and Registry Explorer
- ExifTool 11.75 was released with new tags and bug fixes
- GetData released Forensic Explorer v126.96.36.19928
08 November 2019 – 188.8.131.5228
- Magnet Forensics updated Axiom to v3.7
Magnet AXIOM 3.7 is Available with Google Warrant Returns, Mac Updates and More!
- NetworkMiner 2.5 was Released
NetworkMiner 2.5 Released
- X-Ways Forensics 19.9 Beta 4 was released
X-Ways Forensics 19.9
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