About three months ago, I had written about a tool which helps you detect sandboxes using cursor movements. I was extremely busy, by the author of this tool - @G4l_B1t was king enough to bring to my notice that it was about a SmoothCriminal update. This update brings in additional sandbox detection methods! What is SmoothCriminal? SmoothCriminal is an open source script Read more about SmoothCriminal Update: Additional Sandbox Detection Methods
Reverse Engineering Archives:
All of us know what static binary analysis means. It means that the analysis of the binary is performed without actually executing it. Almost two years ago, an open source framework - Pharos, was created by the Carnegie Mellon SEI, CERT Division in collaboration with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was released. This post is about the framework which supports reverse Read more about Pharos: A Static Binary Analysis Framework
It's that exciting time of the year folks when new people from the security walks of life throng to casinos in the desert. Yes! I am talking about Black Hat, BSidesLV, DefCon. Bringing to you a part of utility that will be completely released at BSidesLV - SmoothCriminal, which demonstrates an anti-VM & anti-sandbox technique that is used by some malwares today. Read more about SmoothCriminal: Sandbox Detection Via Cursor Speeds!
There are a lot of Portable Executable (PE) file explorers in the market - both professional and free. Most of them have similar features but only some of them play well on Microsoft Windows as well as *NIX platform. One such tool that is quickly becoming my favourite is PPEE short for Professional PE File Explorer. It is VERY portable and handles well even on Kali! Read more about PPEE: A Professional PE File Explorer!
Malware's are always getting smarter and trying to outsmart our generic detection methodologies. One of the first ways they avoid detection is by checking if the executing environment is a virtual machine (VM). There are multiple ways to do that. Red Pill by Joanna Rutkowska, verifying memory structures such as Store Interrupt Descriptor Table (SIDT), Store Local Descriptor Read more about Antivmdetection: Thwart Virtual Machine Detection!