Archive for category Vulnerabilities

Vulnerable systems setup

I frequently get asked how to set up a test lab to practice hacking on… So I looked through some release timelines and postings to figure out which versions of your favorite browser, plugins, and PDF reader would be installed if you had up-to-date versions of each on January 1st of the past three years, and where you can get them from. Enjoy.

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Malicious VM to Host Attacks

In The Hacker Games, a hostile VM is used as the target. It employs a few counterattacks among the included CTF-style challenges, so if you don’t want any spoilers, don’t keep reading!

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Black Hat DC Presentation

The materials in the presentation, including the exploits used, are downloadable here. Have fun counterattacking! Update: the actual slides are at and paper is at

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