BackTrack 5 and Exploit-DB Updates

Exciting times here at Offensive Security. Two of our most major projects are off to new and amazing directions – BackTrack and the Exploit Database. The BackTrack development team is now officially funded by Offensive Security, bringing a new era of a high quality penetration testing distribution. In addition, the EDB has started a new R&D initiative which will result in some interesting blog posts.

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How Strong Is Your Schmooze ?

Are you looking for a real Social Engineering CTF challenge? Join Social-Engineer.Org and Offensive Security in the Official Social Engineering CTF hosted at Defcon 18.

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How to choose your Information Security Training

In the past couple of years, the economy has struck hard on organizations seeking to educate their employees. Training budgets have been cut down, and choosing the right course that will give you real Return on Investment is not an easy job. This is especially true in the offensive Information Security Training arena, where standards and qualifications are weakly defined. So how can you make sure you’re getting your money’s worth ?

Welcome to our “10 questions you should be asking your Information Security Training Provider“.

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Upcoming Courses and Security Training

BlackHat Offensive Security Training Courses are selling out…sign up quick! To all those who signed up – we’ve got some special things planned for you, you’re definitely in for a ride. Thanks for flying Offsec.

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PWB V.3.0 Available March 21st, 2010

The Offensive Security team is excited to announce the release date of v3.0 of the Pentesting With BackTrack Course.  On March 21, 2010 the course will be made live. The team has worked overtime to ensure the videos and labs are better than ever.

With new modules, more in depth explanations and a new rich lab environment, this will prove to be a very exciting release. We are opening up early registration for those interested in signing up now.  

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Offensive Security Exploit Archive

For the past few months, Offensive Security has been working with additional exploit addicts (Rel1k) at maintaining the integrity of the Milw0rm exploit archive. For those who don’t know, Milw0rm has been dormant in the past few weeks, for reasons which remain with str0ke (he is alive, healthy and well btw).

Offensive Security together with Gerix.it will be picking up from the place Milw0rm left, and will be maintaining a new exploit archive collection which will be open to the public.

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News and Updates

We’ve got a bunch of exciting news, I’ll try to make this as short and concise as possible.

The guys from the Metasploit project have teamed up with Offensive Security to significantly expand our current Metasploit Unleashed public course. Work is underway!

Apropos MSFU, some statistics – over 3 million page views, 80k unique visitors and 58,000 password bruteforce attempts since the course is up.

BackTrack 4 development is going on strong,

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Social Engineering at its best

In conjunction with a team of social engineers, penetration testers and information security experts, www.social-engineer.org is opening its “virtual” doors today.

The team at Offensive Security has been working with many contributors and specialists to put together the Webs Official Framework for Social Engineering.

www.social-engineer.org will house an ever growing framework for social engineering as well tools, how-to’s,  informational reviews and podcasts all geared at helping security minded professionals enhance their awareness and knowledge in the field of social engineering. 

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