CODENAME: Samurai Skills Course

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    • #7198
      mohaab
      Participant

      hi

      our new  penetration testing course

      CODENAME: Samurai Skills Course

      check this out

      http://ninja-sec.com/

      best regards

    • #44968
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Looks Interesting who are the people behind it ? Most course on security the trainers names are provided but could not see them anywhere on the site. does anyone know ? as I like to do lot research about the people giving the course before I even think about taking a course. 

    • #44969
      YuckTheFankees
      Participant

      Looks pretty decent, I would also like to know more about this course and the people behind it. I was reading the information on the site, and whoever developed this course has “7 years of ethical hacking experience”.

    • #44970
      T_Bone
      Participant

      It looks like Hayabusa should be providing us with a review soon 🙂

      http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,54/topic,8005.msg45931/topicseen,1/#msg45931

    • #44971
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Yep. I’ll be setting up a fresh VM (not necessary, but my preference) to watch their vids in and read the pdf’s.  Will be reviewing soon!

    • #44972
      BillV
      Participant

      I’m interested to see what hayabusa has to say about this one.

      It’s too shady for me. No information about the authors and no ‘about us’ section. The poor grammar on the site leads me to believe English is not a first language and the course documents would be tough to get through. A domain that was just registered in October (too new) and registered by proxy (poor choice for a business, in my opinion) doesn’t sit well with me either. And they have a ‘testimonials’ section with no testimonials.

      I might throw $100 at this one and chance it but there’s no way I’d be giving these guys $750, let alone the $1450 they will be asking for shortly.

      Also curious as to whether these guys tried to launch a year prior and it didn’t go so well…
      http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/11253985
      http://www.turkblackhats.com/tb//showthread.php?p=7121

      That throws the ‘7 years experience’ out the window

    • #44973
      tturner
      Participant

      Just got access to content as a reviewer and the media files are .exe files. Files were posted to mediafire instead of from the ninja-sec.com domain. Also virustotal detected a trojaned backdoor in the lab setup file i checked but I did not do any in depth analysis myself as today is my first day back in the office after 2 weeks vacation and I’m a little busy. I’m waiting on feedback from course author now and will let folks know what I find out. I’d be wary of this until someone can verify this is legit.

    • #44974
      hayabusa
      Participant

      I have the files in a dedicated (fully-offlined) VM.  I’m currently awaiting my reg code (the exe’s need a reg code, to go against machine ID, before being usable.)

      I’ll let you know more, as soon as I’m given my key, to begin looking at the materials.

    • #44975
      tturner
      Participant

      OK thanks Hayabusa. Will see what happens as this moves forward and keep you all posted. I’m also doing this from an isolated VM. 🙂

    • #44976
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Got my codes.  Files are unlocked (and scan clean, for those who asked.)  Will start going through, today.

    • #44977
      hayabusa
      Participant

      tturner – if you run into an xp crash when trying to view the vids, along with the codec ninja-sec linked us to, you might also need to download the latest ffdshow_beta7 codec.  That fixed the crashes for me.

      Anyway, all, will update after I review further.  ;D

    • #44978
      tturner
      Participant

      So far it looks legit. Perhaps I was a little over cautious. My apologies to the course author.

    • #44979
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @tturner wrote:

      So far it looks legit. Perhaps I was a little over cautious. My apologies to the course author.

        I won’t be ‘deep’ into it until this evening (work came first today,) but so far, what little I’d checked, at lunchtime, looks legit, as well.

    • #44980
      dynamik
      Participant

      With something like this, I’m probably the most concerned about plagiarism. I’m curious how original you find the material to be.

    • #44981
      MaXe
      Participant

      @tturner wrote:

      So far it looks legit. Perhaps I was a little over cautious. My apologies to the course author.

      The reason they’re in a .exe file is because the author wants to protect the course content the best way possible, so he doesn’t lose revenue from the course  🙂 It’s a shame it has to be this way, but looking at so many other course providers with their courseware allover the web, I think that may be the reason he chose a locked down executable.

    • #44982
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Maxe’s dead on, and I knew as much, when I got the exe’s.  When folks are even bold enough to be illegally swapping muts’ / Offsec’s stuff, you know it’s a fact of life.  Ninja-sec has also, intelligently, watermarked the vids, with the student’s email.

      So far, it hasn’t inconvenienced me.

    • #44983
      j0rDy
      Participant

      sounds interesting, i get the feeling it goes from the basics to pretty deep when i look at the course outline. too bad i want to clear some other stuff first, otherwise i would be giving it a shot!

    • #44984
      mohaab
      Participant

      review from WEAKERTH4N distro developer

      http://weaknetlabs.com/main/?p=977

    • #44985
      SephStorm
      Participant

      Anyone get any info on the course authors?

    • #44986
      hayabusa
      Participant

      The About page link is now there, Seph.  Additionally, ninja-sec (formerly mohaab, here) is one of the authors.  I’m in process of reviewing the materials…

    • #44987
      Anonymous
      Participant

      Yah look forward to a review of this course.

    • #44988
      SephStorm
      Participant

      I am. 🙂

    • #44989
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Sorry for delays, folks.  I’m slowly moving through the materials (work commitments and such are tying me up.)

      I’m hoping to have some time to compose my thoughts, on Modules 1-9, this weekend.

      Cheers!

    • #44990
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Apologies to all who might’ve been waiting.

      Without going into any lengthy detail (in professionalism to Ninja-sec and his company,) I won’t be providing a review of this course, at this time.

      Sorry, folks.

    • #44991
      T_Bone
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Apologies to all who might’ve been waiting.

      Without going into any lengthy detail (in professionalism to Ninja-sec and his company,) I won’t be providing a review of this course, at this time.

      Sorry, folks.

      Well this sounds far from good. I was very close to purchasing the course but now I don’t think I will, such a shame though as it looked like it had some good stuff in there

    • #44992
      tturner
      Participant

      Hayabusa and I have been in discussion on this issue since we were both granted access to the material for review. I am still deciding whether I am comfortable providing feedback on the content but for now am withholding any comments, either good or bad. Sorry folks, I’m sure that’s not the answer you were looking for.

    • #44993
      T_Bone
      Participant

      That’s fair enough.

    • #44994
      mohaab
      Participant

      we are fixing and improving it  (Very Very soon )

      1 – we will remove all exe restrictions so videos and pdf text books can work on any system ! ( videos and pdf text books will be  ( *.MP4 and *.PDF  and watermarked )

      2 – add course index for easy navigation and playing videos

      3 – adding audio narration to each video

      4 – expand our online penetration testing lab to 20+ Target

      5 – no key or password to open videos or pdf text books

      6 – adding new videos ( improved )

      7 – unlock this thread very soon

      thanks

      thanks

    • #44995
      mohaab
      Participant

      topic unlocked and course now updated to version 2

      and everything is fixed now ( no more exe protection ) just a watermark and voice added to all videos

      actually we made it from scratch

      and lab have over 20 target with many different scenarios

      and much more !

    • #44996
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Ninja-sec and I have discussed the changes (look to be much for the better.)  I’m currently reviewing the updated courseware, and will be reviewing on here, for those who’ve been waiting, in the near future, as soon as I’ve completed going through them.

      Keep your eyes open for updates.

    • #44997
      hayabusa
      Participant

      For those who’ve patiently waited, my review is finally available, here:

      http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,54/topic,8680.0/

      (Sorry if it’s long-winded, but hopefully, it’ll give you a good feel for the course.)  😉

    • #44998
      SephStorm
      Participant

      Thanks for the update and review!

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