Compromise Reports, Malware, Security, Software, Technology

Unable to Resolve Target System Name: an Example Investigation

If you are on a network that is unfamiliar and you are suddenly confronted by a cryptic message such as: unable to resolve target system name, then likely there is a major problem somewhere along the path between your machine and the Internet site that you are trying to reach. Sometimes this can be due to mis-configurations on the network, but sometimes this is intentional blocking of specific URLs that have been flagged by automated software.

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Internet Explorer, Malware, Penetration Testing, Programming, Security, Software, Various Languages

A Basic Look into WPAD

WPAD stands for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery protocol. At this point in time it’s still supported by most browsers although it is an old protocol now. Most companies don’t rely on WPAD because of its inherent vulnerability to man in the middle attacks. Continue reading “A Basic Look into WPAD”

AntiVirus, AntiVirus, Compromise Reports, Malware, Penetration Testing, Phishing, Programming, Security, Software

Windows Penetration Testing Links

Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing

The Web is a dangerous place, and is getting more dangerous as attackers develop increasingly sophisticated techniques to compromise systems.

In this article I have put together a random collection of links that contain useful penetration testing tools and resources for the Windows environment. This list is current as of August 2013, but I’m sure it will quickly change as industry adapts to the ever growing number of attacks. Continue reading “Windows Penetration Testing Links”