Pentesting! Now You Can Secure Your Network / Devices Better From Cyber Attacks with Spirent Avalanche Next

Writen By: Roy Fargon
Product Line Manager

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Hello again,

This is the 4th blog that you receive from us, you probably have realized that Bynet Electronics provides a wide range of Testing & Monitoring solutions.
In this blog I would like to discuss to you about security and Cyber-attacks, learn about your system’s weak points before anyone else discovers them – A service that we called: “Penetration testing” – or “Pentesting”

Up to date samples along with hyper-realistic application traffic to properly test and stress security solutions

 

In order to stop malware, all security systems must be carefully tested and validated using a wide range of malware-based attacks to ensure they are working properly. Complete testing of security systems also requires a proper testing methodology that considers performance, availability, security and scale. Collectively these four variables when viewed holistically, provide for reliable test results.

1. Mobile App attacks

 

Mobile traffic is more vulnerable in that it does not require a hard connection: a fake cell tower or rogue base station might be used to attract connections from targeted devices. The number of mobile users and time they spend on their mobile devices is larger than that of desktop users and it is now the leading channel for being online. But to meet this demand, many organizations prematurely port their traditional applications to mobile, leaving lots of vulnerabilities. A mobile application could be probed for excessive permissions, unsecured data in transit, exploitable device management capabilities, and extractable data such as contacts, location, and archives.

2. Internet of Things (IoT) attacks

 

A fourfold growth in IoT is predicted in the next 5 – 10 years: when devices are connected, they create exponential value to our needs, but they may add vulnerabilities such as remote code execution, unauthorized access, authentication bypass, or stealing unencrypted data or any personally identifiable information. An attacker could look for weaknesses in device firmware, the ability to download unsigned updates, or the use of low-security FTP protocol, etc. Lack of strong passwords is common – one website allowed access to 73,000 security camera locations, because they used the default password.

3. Network attacks

Are more likely to exploit older vulnerabilities. One report found that 44 per cent of breaches came from vulnerabilities two to four years old. Server misconfiguration is another attack vector. Once an attacker gets access, he/she may search for files and data, attempt to steal login credentials, execute brute-force password attacks, hack accounts, escalate privileges, infect a system, intercept network traffic, and scan network devices. An attacker might download software in stealth mode: masking the code in high traffic, downloading it in sections, or obfuscating or encrypting the code. Malware could be masked within audio/video files or images

4. Web App attacks

“eWeek” reports that SQL injections are responsible for 8.1 per cent of all data breaches. It is possible to probe if SQL database commands can be injected into a data entry field, and cause a web application to deliver data, destroy data, plant malicious code, delete tables, or remove users. Attackers could send phishing links via a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. This can cause the relay of harmful scripts through a vulnerable application from an otherwise trusted URL.

Now that you aware of the attacks, What you must do ?

In view of the above list of possible threats, you must understand the risk of a breach as well as the cost related to the impact of such a breach. To understand your risk level, you need to make an assessment of your system security.

We can provid you a proper test & stress security solution with “Pentesting”:

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  • External tests and attacks from outside a firewall
  • Internal tests and attacks from behind the firewall or using VPN
  • Advanced Fuzzing engine
  • Application-layer tests to identify insecure application design and configuration
  • Network-layer tests using automated tools to probe the infrastructure’s configuration and reveal attack surfaces, or potential

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