This discussion forum was specifically for the study group covering the book titled Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux 2.

Study group for this book started Thursday, June 2, 2016 and finished on December 15, 2016.

Weekly meetings were held every Thursday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at National Instruments, Building A, Room 217.

The book used for the study group was:

Basic Security Testing with Kali Linux 2

  • Author: Daniel W. Dieterle
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 24, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530506565
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530506569

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  • Hi all!

    We are still working on selecting our next topic. I am hoping that today (January 12th, 2017) we will pick one. Once we do, I will post an update here.

    Also, please note that we are giving Slack a try for managing the study groups. If you aren't on slack, email me and I will send you an invite.



  • This topic is now completed. 

    Our next topic is powershell & security. We are still looking for a good book. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!

    Python is the backup if we can't find a powershell book we want to use.

    Next meeting will be January 12th. I have also setup a slack for the group. I think we will start using it instead of this site. If you want an invite, email me and let me know which email address to use. 

    Stay tuned. 

    • Hi All, 

      We WILL be meeting tomorrow the 5th. My mistake. 

    • I've booked our usual room, 217, for Thursdays from 12-1 for all of 2017.  I should be there this Thursday, but if I ever can't make it, please be sure to click the "check in" button on the tablet outside the conference room.  If you don't, then the room will cancel the reservation after 10 minutes and someone else can potentially book it.  Low likelihood that would happen over lunch, but better to be safe than sorry.

    • Good to know. I will watch for that. Thanks Josh!

  • Hi All,

    Update for the current schedule (THANKS to all who volunteered!) 

    • NOV 10 - Chapter 25 - Wireless Network Attacks - Josh  
    • NOV 17 - Chapter 26 Fern WIFI & Chapter 27 Wi-Fi Testing with WiFit - Alex
    • NOV 24 - NO MEETING
    • DEC 1 - Chapter 28 Rogue Wifi Router Attacks with Mana & Chapter 29 Kismet - Griff
    • DEC 8 - Chapter 30 Installing Kali on a Raspberry PI & Chapter 31 Wireless Security Testing with Raspberry PI - Dmitry 
    • DEC 15 - Chapter 32 - Network Defense and Conclusion - Lesa



  • We have the same topic. We are not meeting November 3rd (LASCON) or 24th (Thanksgiving), but are meeting other Thursdays. 

  • Is there a new session set up for November yet?

  • Hi all,

    Thanks to Josh for the presentation today and the tenacity on getting getsystem working! 

    The schedule is:

    1. September 1 - Lesa - Chapter 13 "Packet Captures and Man-in-the-Middle Attacks"
    2. September 8 - Orlando - Chapter 14 "Automatic MitM attacks with Subterfuge" 
    3. September 15 - Wade - Chapter 15 & 16 - "Social Engineering Introduction" and "The Social Engineering Toolkit" 
    4. September 22 - Tiana - Chapter 17 - "Using the Browser Exploitation Framework" 
    5. September 29 - Nils - Chapter 18 - "Cracking Simple LM Hashes" 
    6. October 6 - Mark - Chapter 19 - "Pass the Hash"
    7. October 13 - Matt - Chapter 20 & 21 - "Wordlists" & "HashCat" 

    Thanks to everyone has volunteered!


  • In case anyone would like to read Raphael Mudge's blog post on bypassing UAC that I showed today in study group:

    And if you're interested in the slides from the webcast that was playing at the beginning of the meeting today, you can download them here:


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