Sitting down with OffSec’s new community manager, Tony Punturiero

Our team is super excited to welcome Tony Punturiero, founding member and moderator of NetSecFocus, as Offensive Security’s new community manager. Some of you may know Tony already, as he’s been a knowledgeable InfoSec community member long before he officially joined us.

As community manager, Tony will ensure that OffSec does an even better job of communicating with our customers, listening to feedback, and advocating internally as the voice of our customers.

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It’s no secret that Offensive Security offers some of the best technical training in the information security field. Their brand has become synonymous with penetration testing in the eyes of most tech recruiters on LinkedIn.

Some of the most common questions I get on LinkedIn are related to the OSCP/OSCE/OSWP certifications. Some people even go as far as asking for solutions to their exam machines. Sorry, you won’t be finding anything like that here (TRY HARDER). I will however offer an honest review and offer some tips to help you decide if you are ready to take the plunge into any of these 3 awesome courses!

This article originally appeared on Jul 20, 2019, posted by Joey Lane and has been republished unedited and in its entirety with permission from the author. Original post:

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Kali NetHunter App Store – Public Beta

Kali NetHunter has been undergoing a ton of changes as of late. Now supporting over 50 devices and running on Android devices from KitKat (v4.4) to Pie (v9.0), its amazing the extra capabilities that have been introduced.

But, we don’t want to stop there. After a ton of work, we are really excited to introduce the Kali NetHunter App Store!

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Come see OffSec at BlackHat in Vegas

For those planning on attending Black Hat in Las Vegas on August 3-8, come stop by our booth (#2604) in the Business Hall — which will be available August 7-8. Members from many different teams of OffSec will be there and would love to meet you! Rumors are swirling that we’ll also be handing out special Challenge Coins to visitors that Try Harder… so make sure to stop by.

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AWAE Exam for OSWE Certification now Available with Online Course

In March we released the online version of Advanced Web Attacks and Exploitations (AWAE) to amazing customer response. Thank you to everyone that has taken the course! We really appreciate the kind words and reviews. Today, we are very pleased to announce the availability of the Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) certification.

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Development of a new Windows 10 KASLR Bypass (in One WinDBG Command)

by Morten Schenk

Windows 10 1809 Kernel ASLR Bypass Evolution

When it is well-implemented, Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (KASLR) makes Windows kernel exploitation extremely difficult by making it impractical to obtain the base address of a kernel driver directly. In an attempt to bypass this, researchers have historically focussed on kernel address leaks to retrieve these addresses, either through specific kernel-memory disclosure vulnerabilities or using a kernel-mode read primitive created through a kernel vulnerability like a pool overflow or a write-what-where.

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AWAE Now Available Anywhere, Anytime

Our Advanced Web Attacks and Exploitation (AWAE) live training course has been one of the fastest-selling classes at various industry events for years. The Black Hat classes perennially sell out in a matter of minutes, and every year we’re snowed under by demand from security professionals wondering when we’ll offer it online. For this reason, today we’re excited to announce AWAE is now available online…

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Cheating Attempts and the OSCP

Last week, an individual started to release solutions to certain challenges in the OSCP certification exam. This led to some discussion on Twitter and made it clear to us that there is a fair amount of misunderstanding about what’s on the exam, how we catch cheaters, how many people attempt to cheat, and what happens when they are discovered. In this post, we would like to shine some light on our certification process.

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Offensive Security Appoints Ning Wang as CEO to Lead Organization’s Next Stage of Growth

Today we all constantly read about data breaches that could have been prevented if the impacted organization had just done what they were supposed to do. The unfortunate reality is that cyberattacks are now a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ for the average enterprise. Yet the landscape is changing and protecting your environment is actually getting more challenging not less.

Cyber adversaries are more organized and talented than ever, so an effective cyber defense now requires more than just following the right processes. Today’s enterprises need defenders who perform their jobs with an adversarial mindset. While this need is becoming more acute every day, we are also presently in the midst of an enormous cybersecurity skills shortage. These two forces are diametrically opposed and there is only one way toward resolution – practical security training.

This being the case, I couldn’t be happier to join Offensive Security as the company’s next CEO.

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A New Partnership

It’s been a busy few months for us here, and for good reason. Today we are proud to announce our new partners at Offensive Security – Spectrum Equity.

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Offensive Security Online Exam Proctoring

When we started out with our online training courses over 12 years ago, we made hard choices about the nature of our courses and certifications. We went against the grain, against the common certification standards, and came up with a unique certification model in the field – “Hands-on, practical certification”. Twelve years later, these choices have paid off. The industry as a whole has realized that most of the multiple choice, technical certifications do not necessarily guarantee a candidate’s technical level…and for many in the offensive security field, the OSCP has turned into a golden industry standard. This has been wonderful for certification holders as they find themselves actively recruited by employers due to the fact that they have proven themselves as being able to stand up to the stress of a hard, 24-hour exam – and still deliver a quality report.

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The Synology Improbability

Recently, my manager purchased a Synology NAS device for me to do some backups. Since quite a few people I know use this particular NAS (including myself now), I decided to do a quick audit on it before integrating it into my lab environment. In this blog post, I will cover two different vulnerabilities patched by Synology.

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Auditing the Auditor

Some time ago, we noticed some security researchers looking for critical vulnerabilities affecting “security” based products (such as antivirus) that can have a damaging impact to enterprise and desktop users. Take a stroll through the Google Project Zero bug tracker to see what we mean.

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Fldbg, a Pykd script to debug FlashPlayer

A few months ago, we decided to make a new module for our Advanced Windows Exploitation class. After evaluating a few options we chose to work with an Adobe Flash 1day vulnerability originally discovered by the Google Project Zero team. Since we did not have any previous experience with Flash internals, we expected a pretty steep learning curve.

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Hacking WPA Enterprise with Kali Linux

Admittedly, somewhat of a click-bait blog post title – but bear with us, it’s for a good reason. Lots of work goes on behind the scenes of Kali Linux, tools get updated every day and interesting new features are added constantly. Most of these tool updates and feature additions go unannounced, and are then discovered by inquisitive users – however this time, we had to make an exception.

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