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Re: Penetration Testing Framework 0.24 released
From: FocusHacks <focushacks () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:33:44 -0600

Well, it doesn't rely on auto-run, it relies on "interesting"
shortcuts that do something other than what your average end-user
would expect.  My guess is that you "disable" it via proper training
of employees to not mess with foreign media that they do not know the
contents of, and to certainly never open files if the origin is
unknown and/or untrusted.

There are software (and hardware) solutions that can disable the USB
port, but this is just as easily performed by leaving a floppy disc or
a burned CD laying around.  It just so happens that, to most people, a
portable USB drive is the most tempting and/or intriguing form of
media, and the most likely to be picked up and messed with.  Many
people would simply discard a floppy disk or an un-labeled CD-ROM
that's laying on the floor somewhere.

It's technically a low-tech social engineering attack vector since it
relies on tricking someone into doing something against company
policy.

On 2/26/07, s-williams () nyc rr com <s-williams () nyc rr com> wrote:
How might one test this, do someon have an example? This would be nice to demo. And think of ways to block it, like 
diabling auto run and so forth
"A wise man ask questions, a fool is afraid of knowledge"

-----Original Message-----
From: crazy frog crazy frog <i.m.crazy.frog () gmail com>
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:17:18
To:Liam Downward <ldownward () pervasivesolutions net>
Cc:toggmeister () vulnerabilityassessment co uk, pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Penetration Testing Framework 0.24 released

yeah,i read about this attack somewhere.

On 2/25/07, Liam Downward <ldownward () pervasivesolutions net> wrote:
> A possible addition for Social Engineering is to gain entrance to a
> network via "Human curiosity" with the use of USB thumb drives that can
> be of any size (64mb, 512mb etc), that can be strategically dropped in
> employee area's like, kitchens, parking lots, and or doctor lounges
> etc...
>
> The USB thumb drive contains a simple application that is hidden and it
> can capture simple information of the network or you can have the
> application install a keylogger to capture usernames/passwords etc... to
> show the company in question how simple it is to gather information
> about the network for an attack or to turn machines into bots
>
> The application is initiated when an employee has found a USB thumb
> drive and their curiosity gets the better of them. Then they plug the
> USB thumb drive into their workstation or laptop to see what is on the
> USB thumb drive. This is when the hidden application on the USB thumb
> drive is executed via two methods:
>
> 1. If the machine in which the USB thumb drive is plugged into has
> AutoRun enabled the app will execute.
> 2. If AutoRun is not enabled then there is shortcuts on the USB thumb
> drive to entice the employee to click, which will  execute the hidden
> application. Below are some examples of embedded shortcuts:
>
>               Resume.doc
>               Company Payscale.xls
>               Johnny Cash (I Walk the Line).mp3
>
> The application will encrypt the information captured and email to the
> testers for review, then the application along with the embedded
> shortcuts will delete themselves from the USB thumb drive.
>
>
> Liam Downward
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
> On Behalf Of crazy frog crazy frog
> Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2007 9:58 AM
> To: toggmeister () vulnerabilityassessment co uk
> Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
> Subject: Re: Penetration Testing Framework 0.24 released
>
> good work :)
>
> On 23 Feb 2007 11:43:22 -0000,
> toggmeister () vulnerabilityassessment co uk
> <toggmeister () vulnerabilityassessment co uk> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >   The latest version of the Penetration Test Framework has been
> released and can be found at:
> >
> > http://www.vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk/Penetration%20Test.html
> >
> > (Pdf version also available)
> >
> > Any additions/ suggestions would be gratefully received.
> >
> > The next release 0.25 should include a Wireless Pen Test add-on, with
> the assistance from the guys at http://www.wirelessdefence.org and
> hopefully a much extended cisco section that Lee is busy putting
> together.
> >
> > Rgds
> >
> > Toggmeister a.k.a Kev Orrey
> > http://www.vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk
> >
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