- NULLCON Online Training
- November 2020
- Hacking Modern Desktop apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors
Trainer Names: Abraham Aranguren & Anirudh Anand
Title: Hacking Modern Desktop apps: Master the Future of Attack Vectors
Duration: 4 Days
Dates: 07th - 10th November 2020
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM IST
Delivery Mode: via Zoom.us and Discord Platform
This course is a 100% hands-on deep dive into the OWASP Security Testing Guide and relevant items of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), so this course covers and goes beyond the OWASP Top Ten.
All action, no fluff, improve your security analysis workflow and immediately apply these gained skills in your workplace, packed with exercises, extra mile challenges and CTF, self-paced and suitable for all skill levels, with continued education via unlimited email support and lifetime access to training portal with step-by-step video recordings and interesting apps to practice, including all future updates for free.
Teaser Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qckegc2gbfo
Attendees will be provided with
- Lifetime access to training portal , with all course materials
- Unlimited access to future updates and step-by-step video recordings
- Unlimited email support , if you need help while you practice at home later
- Interesting vulnerable apps to practice
- Digital copies of all training material
- Custom Build Lab VMs
- Purpose Build Vulnerable Test apps
- Source code for test apps
- A T-shirt
Course Content (ToC)
Section 1: Hacking Modern Desktop apps by Example
- Part 0 - Modern Desktop App Security Crash Course
- The state of Modern Desktop App Security
- Modern app security architecture and its components
- Modern Desktop apps and the filesystem
- Recommended lab setup tips
- Static Analysis and Tools
- Tools and techniques to reverse and review Modern apps
- Finding vulnerabilities in Modern app dependencies
- Identification of the attack surface of Modern apps & information gathering
- Static modification of Modern apps for analysis and debugging
- Identification of common vulnerability patterns in Modern apps:
+ Common misconfigurations
+ Hardcoded secrets
+ Logic bugs
+ Access control flaws
+ URL handlers
+ XSS, Injection attacks and more
- Modifying Modern apps to alter behaviour and debug issues
- Part 2 - Dynamic Analysis
- Monitoring data: caching, logs, app files, insecure file storage, unsafe storage of app secrets, etc.
- Crypto flaws
- The art of MitM: Intercepting Network Communications
- Defeating certificate pinning at runtime
- The art of Instrumentation: Introduction to Frida
- App behaviour monitoring at runtime
- Modifying app behaviour at runtime
- Part 3 - Test Your Skills
- CTF time
Section 2: Advanced Instrumentation & Attacks on Modern Desktop apps
- Part 0 - Advanced Instrumentation on Modern Desktop apps
- Introduction to Frida on Desktop apps
- Advanced usage of Frida against Modern Desktop apps
- Writing custom Frida scripts to assist with common challenges
- Reviewing app behavior at runtime
- Modifying app behavior at runtime
- Modifying app behavior at rest
- Part 1 - Advanced attacks on Modern Desktop apps
- UI manipulation with XSS
- Interesting attack vectors with XSS
- Coverage of Multiple edge case scenarios to gain RCE
- Dumping memory
- Prototype pollution
- Defeating crypto
- Gaining RCE via IPC
- Attacking WebSockets
- Local Attacks and Privilege Escalation
- Remote Attacks when Desktop Apps are deployed on the server
- Bypassing Pining and More
- Advanced Modern Desktop Apps CTF
- Challenges to practice advanced attacks and instrumentation on Modern Desktop apps
Prerequisite of Training Class
Hardware & Software: Attendees should bring
- A laptop with the following specifications:
- Ability to connect to wireless and wired networks.
- Ability to read PDF files
- Administrative rights: USB allowed, the ability to deactivate AV, firewall, install tools, etc
- Knowledge of the BIOS password, in case VT is disabled.
- Minimum 8GB of RAM (recommended: 16GB+)
- 60GB+ of free disk space (to copy a lab VM and other goodies)
- VirtualBox 6.0 or greater, including the “VirtualBox Extension Pack”
Student / Prerequisites for attendees ##
This course has no prerequisites as it is designed to accommodate students with different skills:
- Advanced students will enjoy comprehensive labs, extra miles and CTF challenges
- Less experienced students complete what they can during the class, and can continue at their own pace from home using the training portal.
- Linux command line basics
This said, the more you learn about the following ahead of the course, the more you will get out of the course:
Who should attend
This course is for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students. While beginners are introduced to the nuances of Modern Desktop App security from scratch, intermediate and advanced level learners get to perfect both their knowledge and skills on the subject. Extra mile challenges are available in every module to help more advanced students polish their skills.
The course is crafted in a way that regardless of your skill level you will significantly improve your Modern App security auditing skills:
If you are new and cannot complete the labs during the class, that is OK, as you keep training portal access, you will learn a lot in the class but can continue from home with the training portal.
If you are more advanced you can try to complete the labs in full and then take the CTF challenges we have for each section, you will likely also attempt to complete some exercises from home later :)
What to expect
Lifetime access to training portal (including all future updates), unlimited email support, access to private groups to communicate with other students, interesting apps from various countries.
A fully practical class that will seriously improve your Modern Desktop App security knowledge and skills, regardless of the skill level you come in with. Battle-tested tips and tricks that take your abilities to the next level and that you can apply as soon as you go back to your workplace, making security testing of Modern Desktop apps as efficient as possible.
Intensive hands-on exercises that challenge you to deep dive into the world of Modern App security.
What not to expect
This is more than a usual online course: You get lifetime access to a training portal with step-by-step video recordings, slides and lab exercises, including all future updates for free.
The course does not cover: 0-days, Windows/Linux/Mac OS exploits, x86 exploit writing, writing buffer or heap overflows.
Do not expect the teachers to be talking through slides most of the time: This class is practical not theoretical, the teachers don’t bore you with slides all the time, instead you do exercises all the time and the teachers help you solve the challenges you face as you complete them.
Abraham Aranguren: After 13 years in ITsec and 20 in IT Abraham is now the CEO of 7ASecurity (7asecurity.com), a company specializing in penetration testing of web/mobile apps, infrastructure, code reviews and training. Security Trainer at Blackhat USA, HITB, OWASP Global AppSec and many other events. Former senior penetration tester / team lead at Cure53 (cure53.de) and Version 1 (www.version1.com). Creator of “Practical Web Defense” - a hands-on eLearnSecurity attack / defense course (www.elearnsecurity.com/PWD), OWASP OWTF project leader, an OWASP flagship project (owtf.org), Major degree and Diploma in Computer Science, some certs: CISSP, OSCP, GWEB, OSWP, CPTS, CEH, MCSE:Security, MCSA:Security, Security+. As a shell scripting fan trained by unix dinosaurs, Abraham wears a proud manly beard. He writes on Twitter as @7asecurity @7a_ @owtfp or https://7asecurity.com/blog. Multiple presentations, pentest reports and recordings can be found at https://7asecurity.com/publications.
Anirudh Anand: Anirudh Anand is a security researcher with a primary focus on Web and Mobile
Application Security. He is currently working as a Senior Security Engineer at CRED and
also Security Trainer at 7asecurity. He has been submitting bugs and contributing to
security tools for over 7 years. In his free time, he participates in CTF competitions along
with Team bi0s (#1 security team in India according to CTFtime). His bounties involve
vulnerabilities in Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Zendesk, Sendgrid, Gitlab, Gratipay and
Anirudh is an open source enthusiast and has contributed to several OWASP projects with notable contributions being in OWTF and Hackademic Challenges Project. He has presented/trained in a multitude of conferences including c0c0n 2019, BlackHat Arsenal 2019, BlackHat Europe Arsenal 2018, HITB Dubai 2018, Offzone Moscow 2018, Ground Zero Summit Delhi 2015 and Xorconf 2015.