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Anti-Virus Evasion of Security Control Selections

In this series of articles about penetration testing, Andy Swift sheds some light on some of the more interesting techniques, with a focus on techniques that can be combined with basic tools to take an ordinary attack that few steps further. The first technique is Anti-Virus Evasion, covering topics such as evading signature-based systems, evading heuristic/behavioural based systems and finally using the operating system against itself to remain undetected. Andy includes a step by step on how to do each of these things, with a somewhat detailed (but not over the top) explanation of how these techniques work and why etc. how to improve the security control framework value.


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Coming up in Issue 34 on sale from February 2018:


Device Forensics in the Internet of Things

As more businesses and consumers adopt IoT devices, privacy violations and cyber-attacks by malicious actors will become commonplace due to the insecure IoT infrastructure. Read More »

Data Destruction In Current Hard Disks & Data Destruction Techniques

Data destruction is a process traditionally applied using physical techniques, aiming at the completely destruction of the hard disk, however, there is an increasing interest in the use of logical techniques for data destruction, that allow reusing the physical device. Read More »

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Faster Searching For Known Illegal Content

Cryptographic (“MD5”) hash searching for known illegal material is one of the most thorough methods of digital forensic investigation. However, the technique is hampered by the ever-increasing size of media being examined, and the size of the hash list being searched. Read More »

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