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Job Openings!

Interested in getting paid to develop/use tools such as FgDump and Medusa, while hacking customers silly? Do you want to join our awesome group and work with the super cool Foofus.Net goons? If so, let me know as we’re expanding and looking to hire for technical and presales positions.

Foofus.Net is the security assessment group within the consulting services arm of a sizable firm with nation-wide reach. We perform comprehensive penetration and vulnerability assessments (not simply hitting “go” on a scanner), HIPAA/NIST/PCI gap analysis and general security consultation¬† in our roles as trusted security advisors. While our team originated in the Midwest, we now have members across the country.

Please feel free to reach out to me for more information.


Joe (



I was informed last month of the release of the new “Faraday” penetration testing framework. A key feature of this framework is its ability to parse the output from various other security tools, including Foofus.Net’s Medusa! Here is the official release from the Infobyte folks:

We are happy to announce our first release of Faraday (beta), an open source collaborative Penetration Test IDE console that uses the same tools you use every day.

Faraday introduces a new concept (IPE) Integrated Penetration-Test Environment

We built a plugin system, where all the I/O from the terminal gets interpreted, if we have a plugin for the command, the output is processed and added to a knowledge base in a transparent way.

Our idea was to build a tool that helps from the perspective of a pentester without changing the way you work, adding the support for multi user collaboration on security testing projects.

Developed with a specialized set of functionalities that help users improve their own work adding collaborative data sharing, indexation and analysis of the generated knowledge during the engagement of a security audit.

* +40 Plugins (Metasploit, Amap, Arachini, Dnsenum, Medusa, Nmap, Nessus, w3af, Zap and More!)
* Collaborative support
* Information Highlighting
* Knowledge Filtering
* Information Dashboard
* Conflict Detection
* Support for multiple Workspaces
* IntelliSense Support
* Easy Plugin Development
* XMLRPC, XML and Regex Parsers

Get it now:

#faraday-dev on

We hope you enjoy it!

Francisco Amato

Infobyte LLC.
2699 S. Bayshore Dr #300.
[33133], Miami, FL
Phone: +1 305 851 3373


Medusa 2.1 is now available for public download.

What is Medusa? Medusa is a speedy, massively parallel, modular, login brute-forcer for network services created by the geeks at It currently has modules for the following services: AFP, CVS, FTP, HTTP, IMAP, MS-SQL, MySQL, NCP (NetWare), NNTP, PcAnywhere, POP3, PostgreSQL, rexec, rlogin, rsh, SMB, SMTP (AUTH/VRFY), SNMP, SSHv2, SVN, Telnet, VmAuthd, VNC. It also includes a basic web form module and a generic wrapper module for external scripts.

While Medusa was designed to serve the same purpose as THC-Hydra, there are several significant differences. For a brief comparison, see:

This release does not introduce any major changes to the core of the application, however, it does include two years worth of bug-fixes throughout the code base and numerous incremental improvements.




I’ve posted an updated version of my “Karma” patch for HostAP (hostap_0_7_2-775-g9fc6aa9). This patch adds Karma-style automatic probe response, in addition to PEAP/MSCHAPv2 authentication logging (think all-in-one FreeRadius-WPE). See the Wireless page for a link to the old Hostap 0.6.9 patch and the newer version.