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Re: How to check an Executive's notebook
From: killy <killfactory () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 15:47:13 -0400

Well said.

I just couldn't help it.

It looked like alot of fun.lol..   :)

On 8/16/06, Brad_Powell () amat com <Brad_Powell () amat com> wrote:

Forgive me for butting in. I can understand the executives reluctance to
hand over a laptop. In fact I'd be more worried if he/she did.

Why not gather up your tools, sit down with him/her and have them run the
tools under your supervision? You gain their confidence
and can explain your finding as you go, while still demonstrating to the
customer that you are keeping their information safe.

I love the other techniques discussed, but honestly keeping the customer
happy and safe will get you invited back.

regards to all

Brad Powell


killy <killfactory () gmail com> wrote on 08/16/2006 08:20:23 AM:


> Maybe use DD and pipe an image of the laptop across the wire to
> another workstation using NetCat. :) while he is at lunch.
>
> Even easier would be to capture a physical memory image while he is on
> the laptop. (using NetCat+DD again)
> That might just amuse me. lol
>
> Follow him to his favorite Internet cafe and have much fun...lol.
> Don't let him see you there.
> Then when you get his email password off the wire (Cain and Able) you
> can use it to connect to his C$ and let a message for him. God forbid
> he uses the same password for everything.
> He said no data could come off the laptop, but he said nothing about
> putting anything on his laptop.
>
> another technique:
> WMIC is a nice little tool native to windows. it can be used to
> remotely gather information about a system.
>
> I saw a koo webcast @ sans regarding this technique. I think it was
> called Command line Kung-fu or somehting like that.
>
> There are also some koo .pl scripts on Harlan Carvey's website. google
him.
>
>
>
> On 8/5/06, itsec.info <itsec.info () gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I have a client who is a very high powered Executive and he asked
> me to check
> > his notebook regarding security etc.
> > Actually this would be any easy task but he is not willing to hand over
his
> > notebook to me and I am not allowed to retrieve any data from it.
> >
> > Well how can you assess such a notebook and also the person's behaviour
> > regarding security (e.g. reading his private email via smtp and the
like)?
> >
> > The only idea I found so far is to re-direct the notebook's Internet
traffic
> > through a proxy and then I can examine this traffic and give him
> some advice.
> >
> > Any other ideas are very welcomed.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Mike
> >
> >
> >
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> Maybe use DD and pipe an image of the laptop across the wire to
> another workstation using NetCat. :) while he is at lunch.
>
> Even easier would be to capture a physical memory image while he is on
> the laptop. (using NetCat+DD again)
> That might just amuse me. lol
>
> Follow him to his favorite Internet cafe and have much fun...lol.
> Don't let him see you there.
> Then when you get his email password off the wire (Cain and Able) you
> can use it to connect to his C$ and let a message for him. God forbid
> he uses the same password for everything.
> He said no data could come off the laptop, but he said nothing about
> putting anything on his laptop.
>
> another technique:
> WMIC is a nice little tool native to windows. it can be used to
> remotely gather information about a system.
>
> I saw a koo webcast @ sans regarding this technique. I think it was
> called Command line Kung-fu or somehting like that.
>
> There are also some koo .pl scripts on Harlan Carvey's website. google
him.
>
>
>
> On 8/5/06, itsec.info <itsec.info () gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I have a client who is a very high powered Executive and he asked
> me to check
> > his notebook regarding security etc.
> > Actually this would be any easy task but he is not willing to hand over
his
> > notebook to me and I am not allowed to retrieve any data from it.
> >
> > Well how can you assess such a notebook and also the person's behaviour
> > regarding security (e.g. reading his private email via smtp and the
like)?
> >
> > The only idea I found so far is to re-direct the notebook's Internet
traffic
> > through a proxy and then I can examine this traffic and give him
> some advice.
> >
> > Any other ideas are very welcomed.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Mike
> >
> >
> >
>
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> > This List Sponsored by: Cenzic
> >
> > Concerned about Web Application Security?
> > Why not go with the #1 solution - Cenzic, the only one to win the
Analyst's
> > Choice Award from eWeek. As attacks through web applications
> continue to rise,
> > you need to proactively protect your applications from hackers.
> Cenzic has the
> > most comprehensive solutions to meet your application security
penetration
> > testing and vulnerability management needs. You have an option to go
with a
> > managed service (Cenzic ClickToSecure) or an enterprise software
> > (Cenzic Hailstorm). Download FREE whitepaper on how a managed service
can
> > help you:
http://www.cenzic.com/news_events/wpappsec.php
> > And, now for a limited time we can do a FREE audit for you to confirm
your
> > results from other product. Contact us at request () cenzic com for
details.
> >
>
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked.
> What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
> -- former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke
>
>
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What's more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- former White House cybersecurity czar Richard Clarke

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