How I tried harder to attain my Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification

Background

Last week, I sat for and passed the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) exam from Offensive Security. I managed to root 4 out of 5 of the boxes, and achieve 90 out of 100 possible points (70 were required to pass).

Manipulating Decrypted Plaintext

Recently, I participated in a CTF that included a challenge on CBC bit flipping. I learnt about an interesting technique that allows the attacker to arbitrarily change the value of the decoded plaintext in a CBC block cipher.

Cipher Block Chaining (CBC)

Block ciphers such as AES encrypt blocks of text at a time…

ARP scans and TCP scans with Scapy

What is Network Scanning?

Network Scanning is the process of gathering information about devices in a computer network, through employing network protocols. It is especially relevant for network administrators, penetration testers and, well… hackers.

Prerequisites

You should know basic Python. Other than that, not much! I will be writing on some basic network theory before…

Easily create, delete and switch between virtual environments.

What Is a Virtual Environment?

A virtual environment is an isolated Python environment. Working on a project in an isolated Python environment ensures that project dependencies are kept separate, and allows you to manage Python packages for different projects without breaking system tools or other projects.

For example, if both projects A and B depend…

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