exe2powershell – Convert EXE to BAT Files

exe2powershell is used to convert EXE to BAT files, the previously well known tool for this was exe2bat, this is a version for modern Windows.

exe2powershell - Convert EXE to BAT Files

This will convert any binary file (*.exe) to a BAT file, the resulting BAT file contains only echo commands followed by a PowerShell command to re-create the original binary file.

This kind of tool can be useful during a pen-test when you want to trigger a shell without any upload feature. With echo and PowerShell the auditor is able to upload any binary file to the target system.

This version is modernized from exe2bat to work with current Windows versions as exe2bat had some limitations:

  • Needs debug.exe available on the target computer (16-bit application which was removed in Windows 7 x64 but available in Windows 7 x86)
  • Limits input exe size to 64kB

exe2powershell replaces the need of debug.exe by using a PowerShell command line which is available on all Windows since Windows 7 / 2008 and there is no more limitation in input exe size.

Usage of exe2powershell to Convert EXE to BAT Files

You can download exe2powershell here:


Or read more here.

Topic: Windows Hacking

HiddenWall – Create Hidden Kernel Modules

HiddenWall is a Linux kernel module generator used to create hidden kernel modules to protect your server from attackers. It supports custom rules with netfilter (block ports, hidden mode, rootkit functions etc).

HiddenWall - Create Hidden Kernel Modules

The motivation is basically another layer of protection, much like a hidden firewall – setting securelevel to 2 on BSD would have a similar effect.

In a typical attack, the bad actor can alter your IPTables or UFW rules – with HiddenWall you still have another layer that can block external access because it hooks directly into netfilter from kernel land.

The author created it to protect his own servers but realised it also helps people who can’t write low-level code roll their own customized, hidden kernel modules.

If you can write low-level code, you can always add more module templates to HiddenWall.

Installing HiddenWall to Create Hidden Kernel Modules

Verify if the kernel version is 3.x, 4.x or 5.x:

Clone the repository

Enter the folder

Edit your firewall rules in directory rules/server.yaml, the python scripts use that file to generate a new firewall module.

If you want to study the static code to generate, look the content at directory “templates”.

Then you would want to generate a kernel module following your YAML file of rules:

Then install it with insmod.

You can download HiddenWall here:


Or read more here.

Topic: Security Software

Anteater – CI/CD Security Gate Check Framework

Anteater is a CI/CD Security Gate Check Framework to prevent the unwanted merging of nominated strings, filenames, binaries, deprecated functions, staging environment code/credentials etc.

It’s main function is to block content based on regular expressions.

Anteater - CI/CD Security Gate Check Framework

Anything that can be specified with regular expression syntax, can be sniffed out by Anteater. You tell Anteater exactly what you don’t want to get merged, and anteater looks after the rest.

How Anteater CI/CD Security Gate Check Framework Works

If Anteater finds something, it exits with a non-zero code which in turn fails the build of your CI tool, with the idea that it would prevent a pull request merging. Any false positives are easily negated by using the same RegExp framework to cancel out the false match.

Entire projects may also be scanned also, using a recursive directory walk. With a few simple steps, it can be easily implemented into a CI/CD workflow with tooling such as Travis CI, CircleCI, Gitlab CI/CD and Jenkins.

Anteater also provides integrates with the Virus Total API, so any binaries, public IP addresses or URL’s found by Anteater, will be sent to the Virus Total API and a report will be returned. If any object is reported as malicious, it will fail the CI build job.

You can also set it to block all binaries or tamper with existing binaries (this includes PDFs, Images etc.) and you can whitelist desired binaries using a SHA256 checksum.

Using Anteater CI/CD Security Gate Checks

There is some excellent documentation for Anteater here:

Docs » Anteater – CI/CD Gate Check Framework

This includes how to get it working with CircleCI which is my personal choice for CI tooling.

In order to use the VirusTotal API, you will first require an API key. These are free to get and can be obtained by signing up to the service here.

Once you have your key, it needs to be set as an environment variable.

You can download Anteater here:


Or read more here.

Topic: Countermeasures

Stardox – Github Stargazers Information Gathering Tool

Stardox is a Python-based GitHub stargazers information gathering tool, it scrapes Github for information and displays them in a list tree view. It can be used for collecting information about your or someone else’s repository stargazers details.

Stardox - Github Stargazers Information Gathering Tool

GitHub allows visitors to star a repo to bookmark it for later perusal. Stars represent a casual interest in a repo, and when enough of them accumulate, it’s natural to wonder what’s driving interest. Stargazers attempts to get a handle on who these users are by finding out what else they’ve starred, which other repositories they’ve contributed to, and who’s following them on GitHub.

The Data Collected by Stardox Github Stargazers Information Gathering Tool

  • Total repositories
  • Total stars
  • Total followers
  • Total following
  • Stargazer’s e-mail address

How to Install Stardox Github Stargazers Information Gathering Tool

Using Stardox Github Stargazers Information Gathering Tool

Positional arguments:

Optional arguments:

You can download Stardox here:


Or read more here.

Topic: Hacking Tools
ZigDiggity - ZigBee Hacking Toolkit

ZigDiggity – ZigBee Hacking Toolkit

ZigDiggity a ZigBee Hacking Toolkit is a Python-based IoT (Internet of Things) penetration testing framework targeting the ZigBee smart home protocol. ZigBee continues to grow in popularity as a method for providing simple wireless communication between devices (i.e. low power/traffic, short distance), & can be found in a variety of consumer products that range from […]

Topic: Hardware Hacking
RandIP - Network Mapper To Find Servers

RandIP – Network Mapper To Find Servers

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Topic: Networking Hacking