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There are two different ways of doing things in this InfoSec world we are in. We can chase the money, or we can focus on doing what we feel is right. Then do that with passion. At Offensive Security, it has always been about doing things with passion. Try harder…
Our first modern warfare tournament against our students was… humbling. Don’t get me wrong, we had our victories, but all in all we left the grounds wounded and limping. Between getting blown up by RPGs, massacred by drones or carpet bombed by B52’s we didn’t have it easy. Unfortunately, this was all documented and very soon, the screenshots and youtube videos arrived. The ones voted the best, somehow involved me getting blown up, as you can see below.
Johnny here, again…I’m excited to announce that Muts and I will be co-presenting the second Pentesting With Backtrack course in December 3-7, 2012 in St. Kitts! I’m excited on a couple different levels. First, I’m excited to get back to St. Kitts. Maybe it’s the inner pirate calling me back to the Caribbean, or maybe it’s just that the place is so exotic and beautiful. I enjoyed the breathtaking views with white beaches, mountains and electric blue water so much that on some days I wonder why I haven’t just packed up and moved there.
Want a chance to get even ? For years we have been running classes that take great joy in torturing our students. We ask a lot of you, and the classes and certifications prove it. However there is no way around it: Some times we can drive you nuts. Here’s your chance to get even, MW3-style.
When we last left off in Part 3 of our series of posts on Johnny’s experience at our recent PWB in the Caribbean course, he was experiencing the highs and lows of exploit development, emerging triumphantly in the end. Part 4 picks up where we left off last time so we’ll let Johnny take it from here.
Quite often, people tend to wonder what it’s like to experience an Offensive Security live training course. At our most recent live Pentesting with BackTrack course in St. Kitts, we had in attendance, Johnny Long of Hackers for Charity and he was good enough to keep a journal of his experiences during the course.
Every patch Tuesday, we, like many in the security industry, love to analyze the released patches and see if any of them can lead to the development of a working exploit. Recently, the MS11-080 advisory caught our attention as it afforded us the opportunity to play in the kernel and try to get a working privilege escalation exploit out of it.