POFMA: Straits Times spreading Symantec's lies

In the wake of the SingHealth hack, Symantec published a report titled "Whitefly: Espionage Group has Singapore in Its Sights". The report was carried by the Straits Times in an article titled "SingHealth hackers 'have targeted others here too'". On the surface, it seems perfectly normal. ...

On the Cybersecurity Act

Let us take a look at the Cybersecurity Act 2018 and see how it affects professionals in the industry. I believe it is a good first step, however more can be done in terms of enforcement as well as to ensure better wording of the law. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12S2 Interpretation “cybersecurity” ...

SLAE64 #7 - Crypters

Since shellcode is usually very small in size, I have used RSA asymmetric encryption to encrypt the shellcode. Most of the code is boilerplate code so there is not much to talk about. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 ...

SLAE64 #6 - Polymorphic shellcode

I have taken shellcode #603 and #859 from shell-storm and created polymorphic version that passed clamav scan. The original version of both shellcodes were detected by clamav scan due to the presence of the /bin/sh string. Breaking up the string caused the modified versions of both shellcodes ...

SLAE64 #5 - MSF shellcode analysis

I would be analysing chunks of the linux/x64/meterpreter/bind_tcp and the linux/x64/shell_bind_tcp and see how they differ. Although both are TCP bind shellcode, the primary difference among them is that the meterpreter shellcode is a staged payload while the other is a stageless payload. As ...

SLAE64 #4 - SSE4.2 CRC32C Encoder

I decided to do something special for the custom encoder shellcode. I used the Intel SSE4.2 CRC32C function to encode the shellcode. CRC32 is a hash function, not an encoding function, so in order to make it an encoder, I had to compute the preimage for each possible byte of the final shellcode ...