Ghost in the Allocator – Abusing the Windows 7 / 8 Low Fragmentation Heap After introducing himself, Steven Seeley, Senior Penetration Tester and Security Researcher at Stratsec starts his presentation by sharing the talk agenda: Why target the heap manager Heap terms Some Windows 7 theory WIndows 7 exploitation Changes introduced in Windows 8 Heap Windows […]
Automatically Searching for Vulnerabilities: How to use Taint Analysis to find Security Flaws (by Alex Bazhanyuk (not present) and Nikita Tarakanov, Reverse Engineers, CISS) Nikita explains they have been working on reversing binaries and auditing source code for a long time. Alex currently works on the BitBlaze work, and moved to the US to […]
Good morning everyone, welcome back at Hack In The Box 2012 Amsterdam ! Before looking at the first talk that I attended today, I would like to mention that you can find copies of the talks and materials on the hitb.org website. Files are made available right after a talk or lab finishes, you […]
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest – Automated Malware Analysis Claudio Guarnieri, senior researcher at iSight Partner, and part of the Shadowserver Foundation and the HoneyPot project. He works with malware on a daily basis, maintains malwr.com and is the main developer of the Cuckoo Sandbox, which is also the main topic of his talk. […]
WinRT : The Metro-politan Museum of Security Sébastien Renaud and Kévin Szkudlpaski start their talk by introducing themselves. They both work as Security Researcher at Quarkslab, focusing on reverse engineering, dissecting network protocols and file formats. They will talk about the Windows Runtime, the foundation for the Metro platform in Windows 8. The agenda for […]
Introduction Good morning everyone, After spending a couple of hours on the train, picking up my HITB badge, meeting with some of the organizers and having a great evening hanging out with Steven Seeley, Roberto Suggi Liverani, Nicolas Grégoire, Andy Ellis, Didier Stevens, and some other folks, conference time has arrived. With the conference taking place […]
In less than a week from now, Hack In The Box Amsterdam will open its 2012 edition. The conference will take place in the Okura Hotel, and features 3 days of training, 2 days of quad-track talks, a CTF and HackWEEKDAY, a 12 hour hackathon hosted alongside the actual confererence. The line-up looks promising…
In this post, we’ll look at an application reversing challenge from HTS (hackthissite.org) resembling a real-life protection scheme.
Put simple, the program creates a key for your username, and compares it to the one you enter.
The goal of the HTS challenge is to create a key generator, but I just want to demonstrate how to retrieve the password.