How to Attack a Vulnerable Practice Computer: A Guide from Scan to Shell

In my previous article, we learned how to generate a vulnerable virtual machine using SecGen to safely and legally practice hacking. In this tutorial, we will put it all together, and learn how to actually hack our practice VM. This will provide some insight into the methodology behind an actual attack and demonstrate the proper way to practice on a VM. SecGen allows you to generate different scenarios for practice, balancing the surprises of real-life encounters with the safety of a legal hacking lab. Since the VM is a guest on my host, there are no worries about legality. I am also not... more