Lately I started thinking about my future and whether I should keep my self employed or if I should finally start working on being either self-employed or start my own company. Yeah, interesting timing in such uncertain economic times but I guess they'll stay uncertain no matter what. As I am starting a new day job mid September I'm going to explore the situation most probably by starting working on public engagements on yeswehack.
Wasn't much going on lately. First work kept me busy, then COVID19 came along and with it homeschooling next to having to work. So for me, COVID19 kept me even more busy. Which feels strange because a lot of people seem to have a lot of spare time at their hands. Still I managed to migrate my stuff to a new ESXi machine, upgraded my systems, fiddled with prometheus, telegraf, grafana and rabbitmq, bought myself a new switch and moved from bitbucket to sourcehut.
Finally certified. Too bad I haven't found the time to tackle the Advanced+ certification but there are enough machines left in the lab and I am pretty sure that I will revisit the lab for the Advanced+ certification, too.
I had a lot of fun in the lab and the guys were quick to respond whenever problems with or questions arised (mind you: not to the individual machines).
I can warm heartedly recommend them. Can't say too much about the Courseware though as I didn't have to rely on it. But the few things I saw seemed to be ok.
I will use this post to publish my progress while working on virtual hacking lab. It does not have the same reputation as OSCP but I do enjoy the lab and am very pleased with the lab material and dashboard. Also support is quick and nice if you need it (not for clues, of course!). The lab is also regularily expanded. All of this for a fraction of the price tag called for OSCP.
Without any further ado here are the machines I have rooted so far:
Recently I had the chance to get myself a copy of a malicious httpd executable used by an unknown party while exploiting CVE-2019-19781. Even though I do not have anything else but a layman's understanding of forensics I still wanted to dig into it. This is my journal about a journey into looking into a malware as a noob. While I hope to encourage others to also try to look behind the curtain I also want to stress that this is all potentially dangerous and you should not do this from within a sensitive network.