I made a thread about this already but if I may sir. Hope this doesn't count as necroing. I think we should expand the books section to include any tutorials, web sites, books, videos, or whatever else anyone recommends. I think we should not just have a section to recommend books that people can learn from just because of my personal experience. I'm not saying I don't like books but why can't we recommend a course? Why not a website? I would recommend cybrary (and I have), a Networking course I'm taking, and other things (and I have), but I usually have to post in the general section, not the books section. Yet I can recommend a TCP/IP textbook just because that's what fits the subforum. I think me and other people, even just based on my own personal experience, could absolutely benefit from an expanded section for the books. Why can't that section include recommending thenewboston YouTube channel for example?
I also think a networking based missions section that forces you to use tools like wireshark and nmap would be cool too. I think analyzing packets is a good skill to have for a hacker. Anything that encourages the user to use Kali Linux or Parrot tools is cool by me.
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Also, I know we have a social engineering section in the forums and I know there's not very many good ways to become a social engineering penetration tester. I think we should have social engineering missions because I know such a form of penetration testing exists so there is a legal purpose for having the skill.https://www.social-engineer.com/social- ... entesting/
If you a search on any search engine that will be one of your results I believe. So then, I don't see anything wrong with SEing missions. I don't know what an SEing mission would look like especially if it was practiced legally, which I think it hard to do but if there's a legal way of doing it I think we should have it if its a form of penetration testing.
Then we can even have harder missions that combine it with web and network exploitation based hacking.
I'm thinking of having an email based practice thing where some system looks at it and sees if its convincing and that way we can practice different techniques. I know that probably sounds impractical because we probably shouldn't bear the burden of having the job of that system with anyone but theoretically its possible right? The only challenge (which I can't solve) is what does a virtual environment for social engineering look like? I can't think of a legal way to practice quite yet but I do believe there is someone who can think of a conceptual way done by typing a response to some sort of message or something.