• AFAIK, Linksys/Cisco are the only ones that don’t actually turn WPS off (while letting you think you did). And they’ve been really slow in coming out with patches. The other brands (e.g. Netgear) actually do turn it off (confirmed). Another plus is that it takes a pretty strong signal to succeed. I asked my neighbor two houses over to plug in my…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic Backtrack 5 R2 in the forum Tools 8 years, 8 months ago

    The upgrade went fine but my first clue something was wrong was the fact that I couldn’t adjust my screen resolution (Windows Host, Backtrack Guest). I could set it to stretch but that looks funky. I then noticed that I couldn’t paste copy/paste to/from the Host/Guest. I don’t know why some people have a problem and other don’t but of the links…[Read more]

  • You can also try out Practical Packet Analysis By Chris Sanders if you’re looking for some high level info. Don’t get the first edition though – the second Ed is pretty good.

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic Backtrack 5 R2 in the forum Tools 8 years, 8 months ago

    FYI – if you’re upgrading from BT1 to BT2 on a VirtualBox machine I recommend first making a clone or snapshot. There appears to be an issue in this setup with the virtualbox guest additions. I ended up having to upgrade virtualbox from .8 to .10 AND running some compile/link options to get the guest additions to build and install correctly. This…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic wireless card help in the forum Wireless 8 years, 8 months ago

    Personally, I think it’s worth the effort get a unit that is on the list instead of getting a list of units and seeing if each one is or isn’t supported. If you want to eliminate the risk/headache of getting a card that isn’t supported, find some way to get the Alfa AWUS036H. Yes, it only supports b/g protocols but it’s been proven to work well…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic wireless card help in the forum Wireless 8 years, 8 months ago

    @cyber.spirit wrote:

    hello dragon what do you mean you mean backtrack can support dlink dwa 125?

    You’re looking for a model which backtrack can support right? That is, a card that has drivers that are included in Backtrack? As I said, Vivek specifically mentioned the DWA 125 in his book so I assumed it meant that drivers for that unit came with…[Read more]

  • I tried this at home with a spare Linksys router – it was scarily easy. What made it worse was that the Linksys lets you think you’ve turned WPS without really doing so. That is, I turned WPS off, ran Reaver, and it still cracked my WPS PIN and WPA2 password in under 3 hours.

    In my limited experience, Reaver is easier to use and more successful…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic wireless card help in the forum Wireless 8 years, 8 months ago

    You might want to check the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on the Backtrack website for cards that are P&P ready with BT5.

    I know that Vivek Ramachandran recommends the Alfa card in his BT5 Wireless Pentesting for Beginners guide, but he specifically referred to the D-Link DWA-125 as an alternate so you might be safe going that route.

  • If it were me, I’d take the v7. Unless I was an accomplished pentester with years of experience, I wouldn’t want to chance it.

    You already know how the info v7 covered could be characterized as a mile wide & a foot deep. I personally wouldn’t want to take the chance that v8 maybe went 2 feet deep and I wasted my money on v7 training that didn’t…[Read more]

  • @yatz wrote:

    Exam Prep Book – CEH Certified Ethical Hacker All-in-One Exam Guide by Matt Walker
    When I prepare for a certification exam, I spend a lot of time reading.  I wasn’t able to find any exam prep book for CEH v7 until this one came out, so that was my selling point – it was the first one I found.  I am happy to report that I enjoyed…

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  • @MaXe wrote:

    So I wouldn’t say it’s obsolete, but you are right that some things you learn in “hacking courses”, are obsolete and shouldn’t really be included, but they’re good “fillers”, which is equal to: money.  ;D

    I was at a Starbucks the other day and thought of this thread. Some kids had been outside doing chalk art and I thought back to my…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic Ruby and Python in the forum Programming 8 years, 9 months ago

    At the risk of being laughed off these boards…if you’re a true beginner, some of the Head First books are pretty good. I’ve used a couple of them and have been generally satisfied. They cover the very basics, in some cases introducing the reader to variables, loops, conditional statements, etc. Plus they give you more or less real world…[Read more]

  • @p0et wrote:

    I could be wrong but I think I remember Vivek saying he didn’t get as good of results from the Alfa N card as he did from the b/g one.

    Anyone else have any experience with the Alfa AWUS036NHR card? I was about to get it when I read that it’s not plug & play with BT 5 (and manual driver installs were a pain) + something about it not…[Read more]

  • DragonGorge replied to the topic Backtrack 5 R2 in the forum Tools 8 years, 9 months ago

    Anyone know if R2 will have the drivers for the Alfa AWUS036NHR (b/g/n) wireless adapter? I’ve looked for a list of what’s in R2 but I can only find the blanket statements.

  • @ajohnson wrote:

    With some exercises, there’s no obvious way to know that it’s been completed. It’s possible for you to feel pretty good about where you’re at but then discover another interesting item 15 minutes later

    Great writeup. Regarding the above – are the objectives for each exercise clearly defined? I’ve seen some labs where the goals…[Read more]

  • As much as I’ve griped about EC Council training, I personally think any training where you learn something/anything from is valuable to some degree. I guess if you can say, “I learned something” it’s not a complete waste. Now whether or not learning that DES encryption uses 56 bits is worth $1000, well that’s a matter for debate. What the CEH…[Read more]

  • I think the upgrade is a good thing…provided it’s a “true” upgrade and the training is improved.

    My fear is this: EC Council seems to have gotten away with flagrantly shoddy training and testing for some time, almost with a bit of hubris, like “We’re the certificating authority; we can do whatever we want.” I hope this latest version isn’t…[Read more]

  • Hi BillV,

    So how does one get the official iLabs manuals? Like I said, I wasn’t even aware they existed. I can’t figure out why ECC didn’t just use them rather than create their own.

  • I’ve heard that v8 will be coming out soon and, based on my experience with v7, I’d urge you to wait for it. Scratch that, I urge you to wait for the reviews on v8. I’ve heard rumor that v7 was the first try with new material and v8 is basically a cleaned up version of v7.

  • I didn’t know there were iLab manuals for the CEH cert. That would be interesting to look at if such a thing existed. And yes, I was talking about the CEH material.

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