Category Archives: IE

Hide Javascript inside JPEG file

In the recent Hack.LU 2014 conference Saumil Shah from net-square gave a talk on “Hacking with Pictures”. The basic idea behind this talk is hiding Javascipt inside a JPEG file. He extended this technique to JPEG. Those who are interested … Continue reading

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Software enumeration using Internet Explorer

We do regularly see software enumeration using Internet Explorer in web infections. It tries to find some specific files(at fixed locations) related to AV and other analysis tools and avoids further execution of the exploit. There are two different techniques … Continue reading

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Digging deep into Angler Fileless Exploit delivery

We look in detail about Angler Exploit pack’s fileless infection. Thanks to friends at who provided captures of two different instances of Angler exploit pack delivery. You can download the samples and captures from these links Link1, Link2. There … Continue reading

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FiddlerCore is written in .Net. Most of the time when we needed to capture the traces using fiddler we had to start it manually. Here is the simple .Net code that you can use to automate this capture. using System;using … Continue reading

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Differences between Accelerators/Search Provider/Toolbars and Extensions/Webslices/Tracking Protection List

  When you install these (except toolbar and extension), IE will create registry key under:    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Activities Download files are kept under this folder:    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Services\        Both xml file and favicon is saved/cached under this. Folder is not visible in … Continue reading

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Geo-location permissions in IE9

IE9 has few HTML5 features. Today i got a chance to use GeoLocation feature in that.When i accessed this testdrive site show a popup and asking for permission from the user. You can see that in this screenshot. IE9 … Continue reading

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Browser Security Comparison reports

Recently we have seen many reports on browser security comparison. At least i have seen/read four such reports. 1) A Security Analysis of Next Generation Web Standards 2) HTML5 the ugly 3) Browser Security Comparison – A Quantitative … Continue reading

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