The MegaUpload Shutdown, A Year Later

It’s been a little over a year and a half ago the FBI seized servers leased by the once predominant file sharing service Megaupload, shutting down roughly 25 petabytes of data. The FBI targeted Megaupload (soon to be re-launched and re-branded as...

Aerstone Launches Security Badging Program

Aerstone is pleased to announce the Aerstone Security Badging program. Companies successfully completing a security assessment may display a security badge on their website and promotional materials. The badge signifies successful completion of a security assessment...

Network Scanning Done Right

Network scanning starts as a simple task… nmap -oA target Unfortunately, it quickly turns into a complicated endeavor requiring a combination of automation, manual tuning, intuition, and discipline. Here are a few gotchas we regularly run into and try to solve....

Hacking a Web Application

This video shows the process of gaining root access to a web server by hacking the web application, performed by Aerstone’s lead penetration tester Curt Stapleton.  The demo covers discovery, mapping the app, defeating the login, elevating privileges, and...