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New Lab Machine: 41 Trails

We’re happy to announce that a new vulnerable machine has been added to the Virtual Hacking Labs which is available on all lab environments and reset panels. The new machine is named ‘Trails’ and is currently rated as an Advanced+ machine which means that it’s a challenging box without hints for those that completed the beginner and advanced lab machines.

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New Lab Machine: 156 PM

Today we’re happy to announce that we’ve added the last new machine for 2017 to the virtual hacking labs. The machine is named ‘PM’, is rated as an Advanced+ machine and is available on all lab environments as we speak. Lab machines in the Advanced+ category are specifically aimed at those who have completed the beginner and regular advanced machines and seek a challenge in some harder machines without hints.

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New Lab Machine: 109 AS45

Today we’ve introduced a new machine to the Virtual Hacking Labs. We’ve named this machine ‘AS45’ and it has been classified as a beginner machine. AS45 is now available on all labs, reset panels and is added to the lab progress page to track your lab progress. There’s also a few hints on the AS45 lab page to help you move forward if you’re stuck at this machine.

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New Lab Machine: 77 Natural

Today we’ve introduced a new machine to the Virtual Hacking Labs. We’ve named this machine ‘Natural’ and it has been classified as a regular advanced machine. Natural is now available on all labs, reset panels and is added to the lab progress page. We’ve also added a few hints to the lab page that can be used by anyone that is stuck at this machine.

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New Features: Lab Progress & Machine Information

Today we’re excited to announce some new features that we’ve been working on for the last couple weeks. All features rely on a new student panel that will form a solid basis for new features around the lab machines to be developed in the future. The new features for this release is functionality to track your progress in the Virtual Hacking Labs and Lab Machine Pages that contain hints that can be used by anyone that is stuck at a specific lab machine.

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Most Popular Penetration Testing Tools

Many people have asked me what are the best hacking tools and which tools they should use for penetration testing. Not a strange question considering the fact that there are so many different hacking tools around. Getting started with the right toolset makes penetration testing much more fun and approachable for newcomers. Therefore I created a list of the most popular and commonly used penetration testing tools.

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4 weeks of Virtual Hacking Labs

Today it has been 4 weeks since the official launch of the Virtual Hacking Labs. In the last 4 weeks we’ve had the honour to welcome the first students in the Virtual Hacking Labs. We are very excited to see that the hacking labs have drawn attention from both beginners and experts in the field of penetration testing. We also appreciate the positive feedback we’ve got from both groups.

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