Getting Started With InfoSec

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C1L2: Installing VMWare and setting up the InfoSec Addicts Ubuntu VM

Introduction: The installation of the VM player is necessary to run all the VM available on the course, Infosecaddicts posses its own virtual machines, VMWare can be downloaded for free, VMWare Workstation Player is the version that we will use for the lab environment.       .      

C1L3: Installing VMware Workstation Player

INSTALLING VMWARE WORKSTATION PLAYER First download the player from the following link:   We are going to download the Windows version. The filename will default to the correct version and build number of the current release: Click Save to accept the default location and filename. If you do not want to use the defaults [...]

C1L4: Download the InfoSec Addicts Virtual Machine

If not yet downloaded you can save it from the appropriate link for your class. Username: infosecaddicts Password:  infosecaddicts   Extract the contents to a suitable location for your Virtual Machines; you will use this in the next step. NOTE: We are performing this operation in VMWare Workstation Player 12.5.2 running on a [...]

C1L5: Adding the VM to VMWare Workstation Player

VMWARE CONFIGURATION   Double-click the VMware Icon on the desktop.  For the first time launching the program, you will be asked to enter a valid email address or license key. This will not occur on subsequent launches. Enter a Valid Email address or License Key as appropriate, then click on Continue: Click Finish to Launch [...]

C1L7: Launch VMware Workstation Player 12.5.2

Double-click the VMware Icon from the desktop.  Click on Open a Virtual Machine to browse for our Ubuntu VM. From the File Open Screen Navigate to the location of your Virtual Machine and select the vmx file, then click Open to continue. Your VM is now loaded into the player in a Powered Off state. [...]

C1L8: Installing open-vm-tools

As we are working on a Linux variant (Ubuntu) that supports open-vm-tools via the repository, we can ignore the VMware warning to update the tools. Once installed they will be kept up-to-date with the daily system update. We can find more information here: From the command prompt type: sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools Enter ‘Y’ to continue. After a [...]

C1L9: Legacy installation of VMWare Tools –

At the bottom of the VM Machine, you should then see the following. Click Update Tools. You will be shown instructions on how to update them. The required media should have auto mounted, as evidenced by the icon. Click the icon to open the media in the File Manager. Right-Click on the VMWareTools package and [...]

C2L1: Basic Linux Commands

Let’s get started with some basic Linux commands. These commands provide a wealth of information to the pentester allowing them to successfully navigate and exploit the target system. To open a terminal in Linux hit ctrl alt + T or click the gear icon and type in “terminal”. pwd - print working directory, shows you your [...]

C2L2: The power of ls

THE POWER OF LS COMMAND The ls command is probably the most commonly used command and can provide lots of useful information. The ls (list) command lists information about the file(s) within a directory. The directory that you are currently working in will be the information listed by default. However, this can be manipulated to show data from other [...]

C2L3: How to find stuff in Linux

You’ll often find yourself looking for things. Here are some useful tips for just that. There are some commands that have proven useful for finding things in Linux. find is a popular command line tool that searches for files in the directory hierarchy. The command searches the current directory and recursively searches subdirectories for the supplied [...]

C2L4: What is Vim?

Introduction: Vim is a text editor available in most *nix systems. It is an acronym for Vi Improved. Vim was originally developed by Bram Moolenaar as a clone of Bill Joy's vi editor for Unix. Originally developed for the Amiga, it has since grown to become a full-fledged text editor designed with additional features to be helpful in [...]

C2L5: Getting Started

First off, vim has a fairly extensive man page accessible with the following command: the main vim - view the manual page for vim To begin with launch vim from a command prompt: vim Or to begin editing a specific file: vim  You will be in the main editor screen. New File File directly opened with [...]