Information Security

weevely – Backtrack 5 – Maintaining Access – Web Backdoors – weevely

Need a quick way to generate a PHP backdoor for a compromised server you want to come back to later, then weevely is your application. I was pleasantly surprised when I started playing around with weevely in more detail as it provides a ton of built in functionality and does a lot more than I initially though that weevely did. The weevely application is built using Python and its current version on Backtrack 5 R3 is weevely v0.7. The Python script is located in theĀ /pentest/backdoors/web/weevely directory and some of its uses are described in more detail below.

Information Security

pdfid – Backtrack 5 – Forensics – PDF Forensics Tools – pdfid

The pdfid script in Backtrack Linux is a PDF forensics tool that will quickly provide you an overview of a PDF files potential threats and pdfid provides a way to disarm those threats. PDFid is written in Python and is located in /pentest/forensics/pdfid/. The current version of pdfid is 0.0.11 and was released April 28th, 2010. Below we describe the basic functionality of pdfid and also explain some of the PDF terminology that will help those not as familiar with a PDF files structure the ability to find value with the Python script.

Information Security

keepnote – Backtrack 5 – Reporting Tools – Evidence Management – keepnote

KeepNote is a great note taking application installed by default in Backtrack Linux. Notes are an important part of security assessments as well as pretty much any technical projects you work on because there is no way to remember everything that happens in hours of working on a project unless you have good notes. KeepNote provides the ability to create multiple notebooks, directories under those notebooks, and associate actual notes to any level of directories underneath the primary notebook.

Technology Insights

Configure KeepNote Helper Applications In Backtrack Linux

I use KeepNote for taking notes in Backtrack. It is important to document progress on projects or simple notes about file locations, specific command switches, or other information that could get lost in the shuffle during a work session. KeepNote provides the functionality necessary to organize notes and search note content as necessary. On Backtrack it is beneficial to configure KeepNote’s Spell Check as well as KeepNote Helper Applications so you can benefit from the full potential of KeepNote. Below we describe some errors you may see when attempting to use certain KeepNote functionality and how to resolve them.

Code Snippets

Backup KeepNote Script For Backtrack Linux

I take a lot of notes when I am either working on projects or researching so in Backtrack Linux I use KeepNote to accomplish this. KeepNote is a great little note application that provides notebook and tab functionality which pretty much covers what I need to do. One thing KeepNote doesn’t offer right out of the box is an easy way to backup notes from the command line so I took another backup shell script and converted it to backup KeepNote notes on Backtrack.