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VMware : A hacker's delight! Security series coming up...



I'll be posting stuff on security and hacking from time to time. Well it'll be sort of "Security Series" on my path to get a bit prepared for a CEH/CISSP certification eventually. VMware happens to be (yet again) an excellent choice for learning hacking and practicing while wearing that grey and black hat!

This "Security Series" will include tools like:
  • Nessus (I just completed a little test on portscan/vulnerabilities)
  • NMap
  • GFILanguard
  • Ethereal
  • More tools and strategies (Sniffing, cracking, etc)
Also we will cover:
  • Wireless Security
  • IM security
  • VoIP Security
  • much more


Why use VMware?

Well think of...
  • Network isolation
  • OS isolation
  • Hardware consolidation
  • Whitehat Angel: Virus/Bugs test
  • Blackhat Frenzy: Destroy machine
  • Snapshots: Deface the VMs and build them again and bring them back to which ever stage you want to!
  • Multiple OSs (Windows, Linux, Solaris) and also test tools like Nessus on them.

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