On a daily basis, I’m looking for malicious emails. I ownÂ catch-all mailboxes that collect a huge amount of spam that I’m using to perform deeperÂ analysis: to discover new tactics used by attackers and new piece of malicious code. Basically, they are two categories of phishing campaigns: the one sent to
Tag: Social Engineering
The Rough Life of Defenders VS. Attackers
Yesterday, It wasÂ the first time that I heard the expressionÂ “Social Engineering” in Belgian public media! If this topic came in the news, you can imagine that something weird (or juicy from a journalist perspective) happened. The Flemish administration had the good idea to test the resistance of their 15K officials
Mr Microsoft Support is Back!
In a previous post, I explained how I was happy to have been targeted by Indian phishers who called me to report an issue with my Windows computer. Last Saturday they called back. This time, my VM was ready but I had no time for them. I asked if it
Hello Sir, This is the Microsoft Support Calling…
You know what? I’m happy and proud to have received my first call from the “Microsoft Support“! When I came back at home, there was already three missed calls on my private line, all of them from a strange number (001453789410). A few minutes later, the phone started Â to ring
Bypassing Premium LinkedIn Restriction with Google
Social networks are wonderful sources of information when you need to collect data about a potential target. That’s the way humans work, just like you and me: we like to share, we like to show what we do, where we travel. In short… we exist! During some projects, it’s very
Fixing SET 5.0.3 & Metasploit 4.6.0
A quick post to share with you my feedback about an issue I faced after a SET (“Social Engineering Toolkit“) upgrade to the latest version (5.0.3). SET is a wonderful tool that you must master. Â I’m using SET on a EC2 instance because it does not interfere with my other
The Side Effect of Typo Errors
Typographical errors (or ‘typo’ in short) are very common since the invention of printing press. It started with people inverting block letters in movable type. Still today, we can find plenty of them in books, newspapers or any other visual media, but also on the Internet. In classic(old) medias, this
Your Car Knows a Lot About You!
I got a new company car. W00t! After the basic welcome-tour of the different options, I went deeper and reviewed the on-board computer configuration options. Today, modern cars integrate multimedia interfaces to manage information from several sources: GPS coordinates (past as well as present) Phone books synchronized from phones over