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Information Gathering Methods

Information gathering is not as challenging as it used to be a few years ago when one would only get details about a target either directly from the target or from asking around. The internet, more specifically the use of social media, has simplified this stage with newer and faster techniques of data collection. In the process of data [...]


Social Engineering 101

What is Social Engineering Social Engineering is, involving clever manipulation of the natural human tendencies of trust to obtain information to help facilitate fraud, network intrusion, industrial espionage, and identity theft or network/system disruption. I do like also the definition from Bruce Schneier: “Amateurs Hack Systems, Professional hack People” To gain the trust of the people Social Engineers trick [...]


Apple and Privacy

Does really Apple cares about your privacy, as they advertise heavily or is this what they want us to believe? Compared to Google and Facebook they are by far better in terms of privacy as of today! But are they really angels? Or do they still collect lots of information by default and if they do, what can you [...]


How Hackers Get your Password?

It’s not a secret anymore, Hackers know our passwords.  551,509,767 real-world passwords previously exposed in data breaches. Are you one of those victims? Has your email been compromised or found in a data breach so far? How do hackers get your passwords? In this article, I am going to write the common methods which hackers use to steal your [...]


Netstat for Security Professionals

This article was originally posted in 2012, right after my Microsoft TechEd New Zealand session, Updates on screenshots This article is all about NETSTAT command. How it can help you to check the details on your network connections… (Network Statistics). It's used to display very detailed information about how your computer is communicating with other computers or network [...]