[Dailydave] Cicadas

dmaynor at gmail.com dmaynor at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 14:48:30 EDT 2015

Active Directory has long been my favorite target because of the power a Domain Admin wields combined with the odds and ends that get integrated means any bug can be devastating

The "cloud" has been making vast inroads in Enterprise customer bases. I find companies that have started post 2010 that are large enough to require pen tests favor the out sourced infrastructure. 

Alas AD is becoming less important and Microsoft might come out ahead on the technical debt because the pushed the can down the road far enough to where they are no longer as important. 


> On Sep 10, 2015, at 13:17, Dave Aitel <dave at immunityinc.com> wrote:
> Yagate shinu
>   Keshiki wa miezu
>       Semi no koe
>       - Basho
> I updated my SILICA this morning while making pancakes for the kids, as you do, and of course, all around me looked about with new eyes. I have a new mesh network that a friend installed in my house and it's interesting to see what it looks like to a wireless hacker. If you haven't seen the new SILICA video it is here: https://vimeo.com/136964755
> There's this sense that hackers get which is divorced from what is in Wired or Business Insider or BlackHat which is "Works in the Wild".  It's a palpable thing, that sets priorities like a hot oil such that you can tell who has "Gone Active", as they say, from their recoiling from various technologies. One technology that is currently on the hot plate is Active Directory. You can see from talks even at DefCon that people are looking at WMI as a persistence mechanism in the wild. And the Microsoft talk from INFILTRATE 2014 went over a whole methodology for attacking Active Directory networks that dragged public discussion of the techniques into the modern age. For decades AD has been a disaster from a security perspective - by design - and now all that technical debt is coming due like a storm of cicadas chirping their last song.
> -dave
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