Monthly Archives: August 2015

PWK / OSCP Registration!

Well, I decided to finally register for the Penetration Testing with Kali (PWK) course and the subsequent OSCP certification exam.

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Executing Shellcode with Python

This week will be about executing shellcode with Python, so that I can cover another Python script from my tools collection, as well as keep up the variety of posts.

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Security+ Exam and Certification

So as it turns out, my work requires the Security+ certification to get an admin account on some of our networks.

I knocked it out on Friday without much studying (just some into access controls since I had forgotten all about them), and it was definitely a reasonable exam.

There were about 5 “hands-on” questions that involved stuff like recognizing attacks, configuring firewalls, and designing networks followed by around 70 multiple choice questions.

While the exam wasn’t difficult, I might recommend brushing up on some stuff if you don’t know or remember it (ports, rules, access controls, crypto, etc.).

Though I didn’t actually learn much, it didn’t hurt to brush up on some of the stuff. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt as another HR bullet-point on my résumé.

All in all, not a huge waste of time, and it didn’t hurt that my employer covered the time and costs of the cert.

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Brainpan: 1 Walkthrough

The next VM that I decided to tackle was Brainpan 1 by superkojiman, as Brainpan 3 just came out.

First things first, I ran netdiscover to get the IP of the target machine.

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Vacation (again)!

Another weekend away (this time in Germany), so no post again.

I’m hoping to get away from the boot2roots again soon, but still trying to find some decent scripts or other things to write about.

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