Published on July 23rd, 2013 📆 | 5008 Views ⚑0
Hacking through a Straw (Pivoting over DNS) (paper)
To pivot through a Beacon, go to View -> Beacons, and interact with the Beacon you would like to pivot through. First, you will want to decide on the right data channel. Cobalt Strike’s DNS Beacon gives you three options:
Use mode http to ask Beacon to use HTTP as a data channel. When it’s time to checkin, Beacon will connect to you and download tasks as an HTTP GET request. When there’s data to send back, Beacon will use an HTTP POST request to send data. This option is the default data channel. It is also very fast and has much more capacity than both of the DNS data channels.