Iskander Sanchez-Rola
Content Director/Researcher at DT
Expertise: Web Security, Privacy, Reverse Engineering, Malware
iskander-sanchez-rola.github.io
i...@deusto.es

Spear Phishing, adapting hooks to targets

Although many of you may have heard of phising, even been victims of some in the worst case, you are not so familiar with the next evolutionary step: spear phishing. Starting from the ground up, phishing is based on fooling

Capture The Flag, making hacking a game

It is possible to spend a fun weekend with friends hacking like there is no tomorrow, and of course I mean doing it completely legally. All this is thanks to the different CTFs that are organized throughout the year. These

Interview with Jaime Andrés Restrepo (@DragonJAR)

Jaime is one of the great references in security of the information of Latin America, and of the Spanish-speaking world in general. He has been working in the area for more than 10 years, specifically in ethical hacking, pentesting and

A denial of service is worth thousands of requests

Denial of Service (DOS) attacks are one of the most commonly used digital “weapons” for many purposes today. Some of its uses are blackmail, control of competitors, power test or deviation of attention. The concept of denial of service is

That malware knows that they are watching it

It is extremely common for advanced malware not only to hide its code with different packers, but also to try to detect if it is being analyzed dynamically through a sandbox. If they realize that they are watching it, they

When money was not everything in malware

Although for many it’s hard to believe, there was a time when malware was not a tool created to generate as much money as possible. The main motivations of those old-school hackers were such earthly things as fun or some

Steganography, cannot see the trees for the forest

The hiding of information in places that initially seem innocuous has been and is a widely used method. The biggest advantage of steganography is that sent messages can go completely unnoticed, since no one can think that they hide something

Interview with Miguel A. Arroyo (@miguel_arroyo76)

Miguel is a very committed person with security, who tries to spread his passion to the greatest number of people (ratifiable by anyone who has attended one of his talks). He is the propeller of the Hack & Beers community

Backdoors, I don’t remember opening that door

Although many people have never heard of them, backdoors are one of the most frequently methods used nowadays to perform malicious attacks. Leaving aside the specific case of the backdoors in cryptographic algorithms, backdoors allows access to a particular computer

Exploit kits, loved and hated in equal measure

Exploit kits are the cause of a large percentage of malware infections that occur nowadays. Depending on the side where you are, you will consider exploit kits a godsend or a hellish curse. They are toolsets to automatically exploit vulnerabilities on the client

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