General discussion of ethical hacking concepts, experiences, ideas and certs.
hayabusa wrote:I think for the purposes of your lab work, the Google docs thing isn't a bad idea, if it works for you. It's simply a matter of what tool YOU prefer to work with. For me, it depends on what OS I'm using, with what tools. With Windows, I often use Textpad (if it's my own machine, and not a 'borrowed one.' With Linux, it varies, with anything from vi to gedit, to any number of tools.
Also, depends on what, exactly, you're documenting... If you're just doing text, then any of the above, and many others, will suffice. If you're documenting using grapics (screenshots) and / or video capture, then you may use other tools. I use many different tools in any given pentest, depending on the scope, the deliverable I want to hand over at the conclusion, and what makes the most sense for the tools and testing I'm using.
It's really a matter of preference, IMHO.
hayabusa wrote:I agree with awesec, here.
Also, of note, is that if you use VMWare, the newer versions have screen capture / video capability, so as you're testing or doing some work, you can have VMWare record your actions, so that A.) you can use that for documentation / presentation work, and B.) if you don't understand what you're seeing, or if the testing doesn't make sense to you, you could submit the recording to the 'collective' (read EH-Net or other security pro's) to get their input on what you may or may not be doing wrong, or to enlighten you on what's actually happening, etc.
It's just an overall handy way to do testing and POC (proof of concept.)
Ketchup wrote:Yep, you certainly can. You can have a host-only, NATed, or a Bridged network. The host-only is obviously self-contained. The NATed and Bridged options will be able to go "outside." There has been talk of techniques to breach the host-only security. I am not sure how successful they are at this point. You can always just remove the virtual Ethernet adapter in VmWare.
Ketchup wrote:It comes down to what you are most familiar and comfortable with. ESXi is a pretty cool product, because it is a bare-metal hypervisor. I ran into some hardware compatibility issues with it though.
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