Pen Testing For Beginners

I started my journey to become a pen tester about a year ago. I began working in IT as a software tester about two years ago. Prior to this I was a special needs teacher for 17 years with a specialism in science. I know. What the hell am I doing? Well I actually really […]

How to install and use the Reconscan python script in Kali

So you’ve been doing some research into preparing for the OSCP Penetration Testing with Kali course and certification. You have discovered that in order to stand a good chance of doing well in the exam it pays to become proficient in enumeration. Enumeration is the process by which the pen tester discovers as much as […]

Cracking the passwords from the shadow and passwd files.

So you’ve managed to get root on a linux virtual machine, congrats! However this isn’t where the fun stops. From here you can access the files containing the usernames and their hashed passwords. These files are known as the passwd and shadow files. They can be combined into one file using the unshadow tool so […]