6 posts by Cornel du Preez

Our team researches and documents bleeding-edge security concepts and hacking techniques. This blog explores these topics and more to keep you informed.

Shifting Security Left: A Practical Guide

By Cornel du Preez | November 5, 2020 | Blog

Application security practitioners often preach about the importance of shifting security left in the software development life-cycle (SDLC). The reason this catch-phrase so-easily resonates with leadership is simple: if it’s possible to identify

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Defining the Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC)

By Cornel du Preez | June 30, 2020 | Blog

Here at Abricto Security, we believe that application penetration tests only reveal the tip of the iceberg. Specifically, if we conduct an application penetration test and we find that it’s riddled with vulnerabilities, the remediation effort

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Our Response to COVID-19

By Cornel du Preez | April 13, 2020 | Blog

Abricto Security understands that all industries feel the impact of COVID-19 and we’re here to help. Our team is shifting our operating procedures to accommodate fully remote consultations and assessments. Here is how we plan to do so: We will

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SQLmap Cheatsheet and Examples

By Cornel du Preez | April 2, 2020 | Blog

Target the http://target.server.com URL using the “-u” flag: sqlmap -u ‘http://target.server.com’ Specify POST requests by specifying the “–data” flag: sqlmap -u

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Extracting Private Keys From Public Keys Generated With Weak Random Number Generators

By Cornel du Preez | March 19, 2020 | Blog

Public key encryption is heavily utilized in modern implementations of SSH. By leveraging public key cryptography, administrators can generate both a public key and a private key to encrypt and decrypt data in transit. Using this method is favored

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Password List Generation Using CUPP

By Cornel du Preez | February 7, 2020 | Blog

In many of our network and web application penetration tests, we come across login portals that aren’t protected by anti-automation controls. Essentially, this allows us to launch unrestricted dictionary attacks on previously identified

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