On March 07, 2023, we enjoyed conversation with friend and OSINT specialist Joe Gray on his “OSINTion” podcast. Discussions were based around intelligence report writing, rules-of-engagement when dealing with personal devices and individuals, certifications, and of course, social engineering techniques and topics. We appreciated being on the show and hope that you enjoy watching and … More OSINTion Podcast with Joe Gray
When traveling for these types of assessments, we always consider the location of a client’s facilities. Often, we’re fortunate enough that these locations are adjacent to a hotel, café, food court, or a shared facility in general. How does this help, other than the convenience of a nap or food in between efforts? To a malicious actor, one can use this to conduct passive reconnaissance to gather useful information which is anything from the target facility’s dress code, ingress/egress points, security camera placement, style of… … More War Story: “Can I see that?”
The Attack: In our presentations on “Covert Entry“, we discuss bypassing locked doors equipped with REX (request-to-exit) sensors as it’s one of the go-to vulnerabilities that we exploit during assessments. The vulnerability is very common, and the attack is quick. When we share this information, there are those who think it’s just a “trick” and … More Open a Locked Door With Canned Air or Hand Warmer – Covert Entry Techniques
The Adams Rite style mortised dead latch is susceptible to a simple bypass by reaching inside of the lock, pulling the correct bold, and it will unlock. There are tools that you can purchase such as the “long shot” tool from Sparrows. These tools work great, and I have no issues with them. However, my … More Adams-Rite Deadlatch Bypass Custom Tool
I wanted to share the gear that has become my EDC (Every Day Carry) setup. I carry these custom-built tools with me on covert entry assessments, as well as most trips. I like to be prepared for the “what if” scenarios. Let’s start from left to right with the image above. Hand Cop Up first, … More Covert Entry Specialist – EDC
“This device allows you to practice lock picking as though you’re having to reach through security bars, and the lock is not in clear view.“ When we first learn to pick locks, we often hold the padlock comfortable in our hands, placing it in the perfect position. This helps us to learn the basic, and … More Tactical Reversed Lock Picking Practice Stand
When teaching how to attack access control systems such as proximity card readers, it’s much easier to have a solution that allows me to demonstrate, as well as provides students the ability to practice these attacks in the classroom.Access control systems vary from location to location, and getting approval from the facility’s owner to attack … More Portable RFID Access Control Lab
During Covert Entry assessments, the last thing that you want to do is to be noticed. Fumbling around in a bag trying to find the bypass tool that’s needed will certainly draw attention. If you have seen my other posts or videos, you will see that I focus on creating tools for Covert Entry that … More Covert Entry Multi-tool Build
Tim Roberts and I had a great discussion with Patrick from the social engineering-focused Layer 8 Conference. Not long ago, I made a post on Twitter asking which topics, tools, techniques others might like to have me write a blog post about. There were some great responses, such as “what do you do when you’re … More Layer 8 Social Engineering Conference – Podcast
Thanks to Kilo23 Group for the interview with Tim and I! We covered quite a bit during this regarding covert entry tools, social engineering techniques, COVID-19 effects of the job, Tiger King, and much more.
Thanks to Blake and Low Voltage Nation for hosting Tim and I for a fireside chat. We discussed some of the nitty-gritty of what it means to be a security consultant, breaking into buildings, time and self management, and much more. There’s also an exclusive peak into what has been dubbed my “serial killer” closet. … More Podcast – Low Voltage Nation
Opening a locked door with just a piece of plastic is just as bad and simple as it sounds. If a lock is not equipped with, or has a deadlatch button that’s improperly configure, it’s very easy and quick to slip the latch and let yourself in. In the following videos, you’ll see where I … More Open a locked door with a piece of plastic
Updated with new content on 3/10/2023. See below for the newly-added tools and those that have been removed. Lock Pick Concealment A popular method for securing small concealable lock pick sets is to insert them into the spring from a retractable ball-point pen. A safety pin is then added to secure the set in place. … More Covert Entry (EDC) Wallet
In the wake of recent events with a physical security assessment, there are a few things that stand out… … More Why Project Scope Matters
Bypassing Request-to-Exit (REX) sensors with canned air and other mediums isn’t a new attack, and is widely used as a covert method of entry. However, there are times where this attack could be possible, but certain elements such as a small physical gap that the straw can’t fit through, REX sensor being farther away, etc., … More Improved Canned Air Attacks Against REX Sensors
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