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ModSecurity XSS Evasion Challenge Results

On July 30th, we announced our public ModSecurity XSS Evasion Challenge. This blog post will provide an overview of the challenge and results. Value of Community Testing First of all, I would like to thank all those people that participated...

The Way of the Cryptologist

Right before DEF CON, a friend of mine reached out to me to ask if I would write a crypto challenge for his CTF. While it was a busy time for me, I didn't want to pass up the chance...

Web Application Defender's Cookbook: CCDC Blue Team Cheatsheet

Trustwave is a corporate sponsor of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) where the SpiderLabs team members actively participate on the Red Teams and simulate attackers. While we have been highly active in the "attack" portion of CCDC over...

Mimicking Attackers: Building Malware for CCDC

This past weekend my fellow coworkers/friends and myself had the opportunity and the privilege to partake in Michigan State's Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). Specifically, we were asked to act as the 'Red Team', which essentially translates into making the...

SpiderLabs Crypto Contest - Winner!

We have a winner! @TimoHirvonen Congratulations Timo! His gift will be a Trustwave Spiderlabs goodie package which includes a Trustwave cinchpack, the latest Spiderlabs tshirt, several stickers, a Throwing Star LAN Tap, and an exclusive Spiderlabs challenge coin. There were...

SpiderLabs Crypto Contest - Hints

This is a post for those attempting to solve the Crypto contest I introduced a couple weeks ago. There are quite a few people wracking their brains on it so I decided to give some hints. It's difficult to describe...

Simple Ciphers, and a little SpiderLabs Crypto Contest

Millions have died and millions have been saved because of cryptography. There is no telling what the world would be like today if cryptography never existed. Would the Roman Empire have conquered as much as it did without being able...

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