Conference Talks – December 2020

This month, members of NCC Group will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Jon Szymaniak, "Guiding Engineering Teams Toward a More Secure Usage of U-Boot," to be presented at the Open Source Firmware Conference (Virtual - December 1-3 2020)Ivan Reedman, "Secure by Design, still a USP in a competitive environment," to be presented … Continue reading Conference Talks – December 2020

Conference Talks – November 2020

This month, members of NCC Group will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Sourya Biswas, "Cybersecurity is War: Lessons from Historical Conflicts," to be presented at BSidesCT (Virtual - November 14 2020) Ian Coldwater (Independent), Duffie Cooley, Brad Geesaman (Darkbit), and Rory McCune (NCC Group), "Keynote: SIG-Honk AMA Panel: Hacking and Hardening in … Continue reading Conference Talks – November 2020

Public Report – Filecoin Bellman and BLS Signatures Cryptographic Review

In May 2020, Protocol Labs engaged NCC Group's Cryptography Services team to conduct a cryptography review of multiple Filecoin code repositories. Filecoin is a decentralized storage and content distribution network developed by Protocol Labs. These repositories implement finite field and group arithmetic, cryptographic pairings, SHA2 via intrinsics, BLS signatures and zk-SNARK operations. Taken together, these … Continue reading Public Report – Filecoin Bellman and BLS Signatures Cryptographic Review

Conference Talks – October 2020

This month, members of NCC Group will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Dirk-Jan Mollema, "Walking Your Dog in Multiple Forests: Breaking AD Trust Boundaries through Kerberos Vulnerabilities," to be presented at Black Hat Asia 2020 (Virtual - October 1 2020)Sanne Maasakkers, "Improve Security Awareness Campaigns by Applying Phishing Research," to be presented … Continue reading Conference Talks – October 2020

Tool Release – ICPin, an integrity-check and anti-debug detection pintool

by Nicolas Guigo ICPin is an Intel pintool leveraging the framework's JIT mode designed to track a binary's integrity checks. It records all reads and all writes performed by the target executable or dynamically loaded library on its text section and outputs a human readable text file describing each memory access with its type (R|W) … Continue reading Tool Release – ICPin, an integrity-check and anti-debug detection pintool

Public Report – Electric Coin Company NU4 Cryptographic Specification and Implementation Review

In June 2020, the Electric Coin Company engaged NCC Group to conduct a security review of the six Zcash Improvement Proposals (ZIPs) that constitute the core of the upcoming Canopy (https://z.cash/upgrade/canopy/) upgrade (also called "NU4") to the Zcash network. This upgrade coincides with the first Zcash halving and will initiate a new development fund for … Continue reading Public Report – Electric Coin Company NU4 Cryptographic Specification and Implementation Review

Conference Talks – September 2020

This month, NCC Group researchers will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Rami McCarthy, "AWS Security: Easy Wins and Enterprise Scale," to be presented at BSides Boston (Virtual - September 26 2020)Dirk-Jan Mollema, "Walking Your Dog in Multiple Forests: Breaking AD Trust Boundaries through Kerberos Vulnerabilities," to be presented at Black Hat Asia … Continue reading Conference Talks – September 2020

NCC Group researchers named amongst MSRC’s Most Valuable Security Researchers in 2020

Yesterday, the Microsoft Security Response Center announced their Most Valuable Security Researchers for 2020 (MVRs). This honour, awarded annually by Microsoft during Black Hat USA, is a part of MSRC's Researcher Recognition program, and recognizes the top security researchers globally based upon the volume, accuracy, and impact of their vulnerability reports to Microsoft over the … Continue reading NCC Group researchers named amongst MSRC’s Most Valuable Security Researchers in 2020

Conference Talks – August 2020

This month, NCC Group researchers will be presenting their work at the following conferences: Dirk-Jan Mollema, "ROADtools and ROADrecon," to be presented at Black Hat USA 2020 (Virtual - August 1-6 2020)Chris Nevin, "Carnivore: Microsoft External Attack Tool" to be presented at Black Hat USA 2020 (Virtual - August 1-6 2020)Rory McCune, "Mastering Container Security … Continue reading Conference Talks – August 2020

Tool Release – Winstrument: An Instrumentation Framework for Windows Application Assessments

by George Osterweil Winstrument is a modular framework built on top of Frida designed to help testers reverse engineer Windows applications and assess their attack surface. Motivation Winstrument is built on top of Frida, a powerful dynamic instrumentation framework which aids reverse engineering and debugging by injecting into a process a Javascript runtime with an … Continue reading Tool Release – Winstrument: An Instrumentation Framework for Windows Application Assessments