Welcome to the Red Team Interview Questions repository! This repository aims to provide a comprehensive list of topics and questions that can be helpful for both interviewers and candidates preparing for red team-related roles.

Whether you’re looking to assess your knowledge or preparing to interview candidates, these questions cover a wide range of essential topics in the field of red teaming.

Table Of Contents

  1. Initial Access
  2. Windows Network
  3. Active Directory
  4. OS Language Programming
  5. PowerShell
  6. Windows Internals
  7. DNS Server
  8. Windows API
  9. Macro Attack
  10. APT Groups
  11. EDR and Antivirus
  12. Malware Development
  13. System & Kernel Programming
  14. Privilege Escalation
  15. Post-exploitation (and Lateral Movement)
  16. Persistence
  17. Breaking Hash
  18. C&C (Command and Control)
  19. DLL
  20. DNS Rebinding
  21. LDAP
  22. Evasion
  23. Steganography
  24. Kerberoasting and Kerberos
  25. Mimikatz
  26. RDP
  27. NTLM
  28. YARA Language
  29. Windows API And DLL Difference
  30. Antivirus and EDR Difference
  31. NTDLL
  32. Native API
  33. Windows Driver
  34. Tunneling
  35. Shadow File
  36. SAM File
  37. LSA
  38. LSASS
  39. WDIGEST
  40. CredSSP
  41. MSV
  42. LiveSSP
  43. TSpkg
  44. CredMan
  45. EDR NDR XDR
  46. Polymorphic Malware
  47. Pass-the-Hash, Pass-the-Ticket or Build Golden Tickets
  48. Firewall
  49. WinDBG (Windows Debugger)
  50. PE (Portable Executable)
  51. ICMP
  52. Major Microsoft frameworks for Windows
  53. Services and Processes
  54. svchost
  55. CIM Class
  56. CDB, NTSD, KD, Gflags, GflagsX, PE Explorer
  57. Sysinternals Suite (tools)
  58. Undocumented Functions
  59. Process Explorer vs Process Hacker
  60. CLR (Common Language Runtime)

Initial Access:

Question 1:

How do you typically gain initial access to a target network?

  • Answer: Initial access to a target network is typically gained through techniques such as phishing, exploiting vulnerabilities, or leveraging misconfiguration.

Question 2:

What are some common methods used for gaining initial access to a target network

  • Answer: Common methods include:
    • Phishing attacks
    • Exploiting software vulnerabilities (e.g., remote code execution)
    • Brute-force attacks on authentication mechanisms
    • Social engineering tactics

Question 3:

Can you explain the difference between phishing and spear phishing?

  • Answer:
    • Phishing: A generic term for deceptive email messages aimed at tricking recipients into divulging sensitive information or installing malware.
    • Spear Phishing: A targeted form of phishing that tailors the attack to a specific individual or organization, often using personalized information to increase the chances of success.

Question 4:

How can an attacker exploit vulnerable services to gain initial access?

  • Answer: Attackers can exploit vulnerable services by targeting known vulnerabilities in software running on networked devices. This includes unpatched operating systems, outdated software versions, or misconfigured services exposed to the internet.

Question 5:

Describe a scenario where an attacker leverages social engineering for initial access.

  • Answer: In a social engineering scenario, an attacker might impersonate a trusted individual or organization to trick a victim into revealing login credentials, downloading malware disguised as legitimate software, or providing access to sensitive information.

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Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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