Workshop: Hardcore hacking with Backtrack 5

Workshop is cancelled, but leaving page open for the interesting discussion happening in the comments section. 

Demonstrate your clever problem solving and lateral thinking skills with 8 hours of hands on hacking with the world class hacking platform Backtrack 5. The workshop has been designed to challenge the student to prove practical ability in identifying, analyzing, and gaining system / root-level access by methodically attacking a broad range of security access control mechanisms. The workshop involves 3 hours of lecture and 5 hours of pure hands on hacking techniques.

• Wireless information gathering of a vulnerable wireless spectrum.
• Circumvent wireless network access restrictions in order to gain
privilege access.
• Identify / Crack the various wireless security implementations of
WEP, WPA, and WPA2.
• Understand and implement wireless man in the middle attacks as
seen 802.11.
• Gain practical experience in the use of open source tools in order to
assess, document and penetrate wireless networks.
• Exploitation with The Metasploit Framework
• Traffic redirection and Tunneling Techniques
• Network Scanning
• Pivoting
• Windows Command line Kung-FU
• Obtaining and Passing Password Representations

This is an intensive introductory course to Backtrack and the fine art of compromising systems, therefore hard work and a desire to understand is required.

Please note that you must submit payment of $150.00 via PayPal to [masked] before RSVPing.


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  • Peter L.

    Just for the record, my refund was posted yesterday, I confirmed it on paypal.
    I really appreciate that you try and provide this education for us.
    I RSVP'd but didn't pay at the time, but went back later and paid.
    Meetup does have a setting that makes you pay during the RSVP process for future events.

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Enyel S. P.

      I am glad to hear that Peter and I am not 100% percent sure how some people were able to register without paying for the event.

      September 17, 2013

    • Akshat P.

      C'mon Enyel, you knew this very well. In fact, here's a screenshot of me coaching you on May 14 to remove nonpaying RSVPers. You even acknowledged it! http://i.imgur.com/Im...­

      1 · September 17, 2013

  • Larry L P.

    For those of us who paid for the workshop when will we see a refund

    Thats too bad as I was looking forward to this

    September 12, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Well that's unfortunate, a chance to learn backtrack and visit Malden gone like that.....Any idea how long the refund takes?

    September 12, 2013

  • Akshat P.

    I'd like to personally thank Olin, MP and others for voicing their frustrations and providing feedback. It took them an intense amount of energy and all to voice common sense practices when engaging your customers. I recommend this workshop as an excellent model of what NOT to do.

    September 15, 2013

    • MP

      Akshat, is there anything you can do to help us get our money back? I was disappointed the class got cancelled but this is becoming ridiculous that we're being told one thing and the reality is very different. Thank you for your assistance.

      September 15, 2013

    • Enyel S. P.

      Hi Melissa, I received your message and replied to you via e-mail and left a voicemail for you as well. Your refund should be available.

      September 17, 2013

  • Olin

    I corresponded with Enyel directly, and I finally received a refund mid-afternoon today.

    He implied he might address questions if I corresponded further after receiving the refund. However, as I have asked those questions clearly and explicitly both here and in our private correspondence, and there has been no substantive response, I don't feel like pushing on that string any more. I do look forward to other Meetups with this group; Akshat, thanks for keeping things going.

    September 16, 2013

    • Enyel S. P.

      Please reference all of your responses via an e-mail reply to your set of questions.

      September 17, 2013

  • Enyel S. P.

    Hello everyone, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that all refunds were completed on Sat, if by any chance you havent received your full refunds, please write to me at [masked]. Also feel to contact me directly at[masked], thank you..

    September 15, 2013

  • Enyel S. P.

    Hello everyone, please note that all refunds have been processed for tomorrows event. As Akshat mentioned we had to cancel the event due a very low number of registration, to those that do not know me I travel from Austin, TX to hold this workshops and I need to have a set number of registered students.

    September 14, 2013

    • Olin

      On August 22 at 5:11 PM EDT, I paid $150 to e-mail address [masked], transaction ID 6BK[masked]E (with an added transaction cost to me of $4.65). As of right now (7 PM EDT, Saturday 9/14, two hours after your posting claiming refunds had been processed) PayPal does not show any refund of that payment. What's the story, Enyel? You had eleven registrants three weeks ago. Wasn't that enough? How many did you need? How many paid? Why didn't you reach out sooner if you thought they hadn't paid? Why wait to the last minute? And, last but not least, WHERE IS MY MONEY? Let's have a real explanation here.

      1 · September 14, 2013

    • MP

      I'm also in the same situation as Olin. I paid on 8/8 and I have also not received my reimbursement. I'd like some straight answers.

      September 14, 2013

  • Akshat P.

    I talked to Enyel today. It looks like a lot of people RSVP'd but didn't send Enyel their money via PayPal. Since he's from Texas and not many people sent their payments, it looks like this workshop will have to be cancelled. I doubt we'll try for another workshop in the future.

    If you were really looking forward to this training, I'm sorry. I suggest checking out offensive-security.com where their training courses start at $750. To those who paid, Enyel will be issuing a refund.

    September 12, 2013

    • Olin

      (rest of my truncated reply) If there's a payment problem, let us know in advance so perhaps it can be corrected. Waiting until two days beforehand before saying "Sorry, Fail, SOL" seems completely irresponsible. Likewise, it's been two days since the class was canceled--WHERE IS MY MONEY? It takes but a minute or two to initiate a PayPal transaction, and by definition there were less than fifteen of us, so what's the problem? Why the delay? This could have been managed much better. I don't care whose fault it is, but it's certainly left me rather disillusioned with this community. There was nothing wrong with how the funding was requested--that was clear and the instructions easy to follow. Blaming this fiasco on some missing Meetup.com feature is completely off the mark. What's wrong is the lack of timely follow-up, and the lack of refunds.

      September 14, 2013

    • Akshat P.

      This is becoming more hell then fun. You're like the 10th person to bring up Enyel's lack of response and he should have refunded everybody's money without repeated prodding. In comparison, Schuyler's workshop never experienced the number of problems this workshop is facing. Enyel, just give everybody their money back, lets just get this over with, and the community can move on.

      September 14, 2013

  • Peter L.

    I too am disappointed, but have been slowly working through a book http://www.amazon.com/Basics-Hacking-Penetration-Testing-ebook/dp/B005A3K4J4 which deals a lot with the tools used in Backtrack, I have also installed Kali(the newer iteration of Backtrack) which is a bit beefier and a bit more user friendly to get up and running, there are also a lot of youtube videos on how to use the Backtrack/Kali tools.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Michael

    Akshat,

    I was one of those people. I clicked I would attend, but in the conversation thread others had said it was full, so I emailed Enyel to see if it was in fact full or could I really sign up. Some people had removed their RSVP, so I wanted to double check. I received no response from Enyel. I emailed him again yesterday, still not receiving a response. (Just feedback for you on the process). Payment before RSVP can be confusing and lead to over subscribing.

    September 12, 2013

    • Akshat P.

      @Michael re: Payment before RSVP. Unfortunately, its not possible to require payment to Enyel before RSVP. We've requested this feature of Meetup.com since 2010 and they still haven't implemented it. If you can vote it up, that would be great. http://meetup.uservoi...­

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • Michael

      will do!

      September 12, 2013

  • Ray A.

    I would like to attend, but there are no spots left. Is there anyway that new spots can be created?

    September 10, 2013

    • George

      I'd also be interested if other spots open up!

      September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it and I don't see a way to change my RSVP.

    August 27, 2013

  • Thomas H.

    BackTrack is a great product, worth having in your arsenal!

    1 · August 9, 2013

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