Author Archives: HatsOffSecurity

Improving Technical Interviews

I have conducted easily over 100 interviews during my career, almost all of which have been technical, and I have seen some great and terrible actions from both sides of the table. In this post, I want to cover off … Continue reading

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AnyDesk Forensic Analysis and Artefacts

Click here to view this research on my YouTube channel What is AnyDesk? AnyDesk is a legitimate, non-malicious piece of software that is used by companies world wide to manage their IT systems, and can be used for free to … Continue reading

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Log4J/Log4Shell Video Glossary

The video has been created to explain Log4J and a little about the Log4Shell vulnerability. Click here to view the video Term Definition Apache License The Apache License is a permissive free software license written by the Apache Software Foundation … Continue reading

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HatsOffSecurity on YouTube

We are re-engaging the Hats Off Security blog content onto YouTube. This means that instead of simply reading my insanity, you get to hear me say it instead. Please head over to YouTube and take a look at this videos, … Continue reading

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How to Create a Good Security CTF

I have been creating network and computer security ‘Capture the Flag’, or ‘CTF’, challenges for a number of years now. My latest job had me doing this full-time for events that would attract several thousand players. During this time my … Continue reading

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NoScript Plugin Forensic Investigation – Firefox/ToR Browser

In this blog post I plan to show that using the NoScript plugin it is possible to glean information about what sites, or files, a user accessed while in a private browsing session and also whilst using the TOR browser. … Continue reading

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Keybase.io Forensics Investigation

What is Keybase.io? I was first introduced to Keybase a few years ago. It was explained to me as a place to validate your identity with regards to sharing public keys for email encryption. Showing that a Twitter account is … Continue reading

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When is Index.dat not Evidence of Browsing

It is easy to fall into familiar habits as a human being, we see patterns in what we do and expect those patterns to persist. However when these patterns can be the difference between a person keeping or losing their … Continue reading

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HTTP Methods

In this post we are going to look at different types of HTTP/1.1 methods. We will leave HTTP/2 methods for another day. This will be a summary of each method, it is possible to go into great detail with some … Continue reading

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Wireshark – More Basics

I have been approached recently about explaining some of the fundamentals of how Wireshark can be used. Let’s have a look at some traffic that I captured for a challenge I created recently. Here we can see an example of … Continue reading

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