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I am Muhammad Yaqoob.

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  • I hold Certifications such as eCPPT, eMAPT, eJPT and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
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eMAPT Exam Review

What is eMAPT? eLearn Mobile Application Penetration Tester (eMAPT) is a Mobile Application Penetration Testing certification by INE (formerly known as eLearnSecurity). This exam proves that certified professionals have adequate knowledge to perform Penetration Testing of mobile applications (Android and IOS) and can provide exploit application. Price 400$ (Without training) Training Cost 749$ Passing score (Working Android Application as POC) Allowed time 7 days Proctored? No Link to purchase Here Exam Focused Areas Android Application Penetration Testing, Android Application Development My Experience: I started the exam in the morning of 18th May 2024, uploaded the report on 20th May 2024 and received the result on 29th May 2024....

June 2, 2024 · 3 min · 0xt0pus

eCPPT Exam Review

What is eCPPT? eLearn Security Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT) is a Network penetration testing certification by INE. This exam proves that certified professionals have adequate knowledge to perform Penetration Testing on the network (multiple hosts and servers) and can provide the documentation of the findings. Price 400$ (Without training) Training Cost 749$ Passing score (Exploitation of all the machines and a good report) Allowed time 7 days for Pentesting and 7 days for report Proctored?...

February 4, 2024 · 5 min · 0xt0pus

Bypass square - Web - NaScon'23

In this challenge, we have to bypass two preg_match functions to get the flag. The Given Code <?php #read flag.txt highlight_file(__FILE__); $code = $_GET['cmd']; $blocked_functions = '/(exec|shell_exec|system|`)/i'; if (preg_match($blocked_functions, $code)) { die("Hacking attempt detected"); } else { $blocked_functions = "/flag/i"; if (preg_match($blocked_functions, $code)) { die("Hacking attempt detected"); } else{ eval(urldecode($code)); } } ?> Initially, It highlights the code file. Then it stores the ‘cmd’ get parameter value in code variable, it blocks all the functions through which we can execute the shell commands....

February 2, 2024 · 2 min · 0xt0pus

TryHackMe Cmess machine Walkthrough

Setup The following entry is being added to the /etc/hosts. 10.10.57.136 cmess.thm Enumeration Nmap all ports scan is being run. The following was the result of the scan. ┌──(kali㉿kali)-[~/Desktop/tryhackme/cmess] └─$ nmap 10.10.57.136 -p- --min-rate 2500 Starting Nmap 7.93 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2023-08-31 16:44 EDT Warning: 10.10.57.136 giving up on port because retransmission cap hit (10). Nmap scan report for cmess.thm (10.10.57.136) Host is up (0.18s latency). Not shown: 65507 closed tcp ports (conn-refused), 26 filtered tcp ports (no-response) PORT STATE SERVICE 22/tcp open ssh 80/tcp open http Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 43....

October 8, 2023 · 11 min · 0xt0pus

Qualifier Web security (El Banco Amarillo) - CyberHackathon'23

The web security challenge was vulnerable to race condition. The following was the given website. The following were the user details with IDs and funds. the /dump path has a comment, which reveals the source code. The following part of the code was vulnerable to Race Condition. A race window exists in the if condition. We can send multiple request parallelly, it will bypass the if condition before the deduction of funds....

September 9, 2023 · 3 min · 0xt0pus

HackTheBox Lame Machine WriteUps

Enumeration Initially I tried pinging the IP address. It is reachable. ┌──(kali㉿kali)-[~] └─$ ping 10.10.10.3 -c 3 PING 10.10.10.3 (10.10.10.3) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 10.10.10.3: icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=173 ms 64 bytes from 10.10.10.3: icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=189 ms 64 bytes from 10.10.10.3: icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=172 ms --- 10.10.10.3 ping statistics --- 3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2004ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 171.906/178.070/189.264/7.928 ms I run nmap all ports on it for getting to know the open ports....

September 7, 2023 · 3 min · 0xt0pus