This is quick commo check and update to my progress with the PWBv3 course.
I’ve spent the better part of this week knee deep in shellcode, assembly and debuggers… and let me tell you my brain needs a break! Don’t let the latter sentence scare you away from this course; the tutorials and examples are excellent, even if you’ve never read the output of a debugger before you can handle it with the help of the videos and lab guide. I just finished the “extra mile” portions of the buffer overflows module. I was determined to nail those! I’ve also read that the extra mile modules will help you in your quest for the OSCP certification (24 hours hack some boxes, remember?). I found this site to be very helpful when trying my hand at an SEH overflow.
Diving into this training has afforded me the opportunity to strengthen muscles that I used daily, but to also train new ones, with regards to pen testing.
I’ll be writing up more about stack based buffer overflows and basic fuzzing in the future.