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5 Hacking Documentaries (that are interesting)

Page created on November 24th, 2013 and filed under General Hacking Posts, Information Security Conferences, Latest InfoSec News, Product Reviews

Sure, there are a tons of great Hacker Movies, here’s a list, and by the way after a quick shout around in the office we came to the decision that our favorite is the portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’. Anyway – the reason why we like Hacker Documentaries is […]


The world’s most secure text messaging app: surespot!

Page created on October 22nd, 2013 and filed under Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews, Resources and Tutorials

This blog post is to compliment another post we wrote not that long ago titled: “Bitmessage: The world’s most secure messaging platform” which received a lot of interest. Here’s the deal: for what seems to be completely (99.99% secure) email messaging – use bitmessage. For what seems to be completely (99.99% secure) text messaging – […]


Meet the world’s most hard core hacking hardware: WiFi Pineapple V, CreepyDOL and the Pwn Plug R2

Page created on October 20th, 2013 and filed under General Hacking Posts, Hacker Hotshots, Product Reviews

This is the original content of the post here – hence why there are comments. This will be re-populated with the original once we’ve updated the other post! Hope that makes sense!


We polled 500 people and asked them to name their favorite Hacking Distros! See the results!

Page created on October 13th, 2013 and filed under Pentesting Distros, Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews

We have now reached over 500 votes on our: “Vote for your favorite Linux Penetration Testing Distribution” poll and, perhaps hardly unsurprisingly, Kali Linux has come in at first place with 284 votes representing 55% of the vote. You can continue to vote here. Here are the results: These results are at October 13th 2013. […]


Drozer and SimpleRISK: Two VERY useful pentesting tools to Manage Risk and Secure Android

Page created on September 17th, 2013 and filed under Concise Courses, Hacker Hotshots, Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews, Resources and Tutorials

Here’s a quick run down to this week’s Hacker Hotshot shows: SimpleRisk and Drozer! By a rather nice coincidence this week’s events are both tools and programs that can be used to make your life, as a security professional, easier. Update! Go ahead and check out our new Hackers Tools Directory. Hint, you’ll love us […]


Chrome, I hope we can still be friends (Chrome vs Firefox security issues)

Page created on September 15th, 2013 and filed under Concise Courses, General Hacking Posts, Hacker Hotshots, Product Reviews

Quick overview of this post: Chrome is a safer browser (skip to the bottom of the post for more on that) but due to nostalgia, we will always be faithful to Firefox. Sorry Chrome. My Internet browser is an extension of me. We (and Concise Courses would like to speak on your behalf) spend way […]


CreepyDOL: meet the hardware creator of a creepy monitoring tool!

Page created on September 2nd, 2013 and filed under General Hacking Posts, Hacker Hotshots, Latest InfoSec News, Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews

One of the highlights of DEFCON 21 was the unveiling of CreepyDOL and we are delighted to say that we have the creator and founder on Hacker Hotshots: (Tuesday October 8th at 12pm EST/ 9am PST) Brendan O’Connor. Update1 Since we are on the subject of IT Security conferences make sure you go ahead and […]


Nmap updated: here are the new features (version 6.40)

Page created on August 23rd, 2013 and filed under General Hacking Posts, Hacker Hotshots, Latest InfoSec News, Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews

We love nmap. Who doesn’t? Literally, nmap is discussed in virtually every Hacker Hotshot web show that we host, since it is an extremely versatile tool. Update: we are no longer offering nmap training but we do have an nmap resources page here. We’ve been offering nmap training for a while now and like many […]


Using ZMap, scan the ENTIRE Internet in 44 Minutes

Page created on August 20th, 2013 and filed under General Hacking Posts, Hacker Hotshots, Latest InfoSec News, Product Reviews

We like our scanning tools and programs here at Concise Courses, in fact we even run did run an Nmap class, and one of our most interesting Hacker Hotshot talks this year was called: “PunkSPIDER: An Open Source, Scalable Distributed Fuzzing Project Targeting the Entire Internet” with Alejandro Caceres. With that being said, ZMap caught […]


OpenVAS Tutorial (Open Vulnerability Assessment System) and a summary of the framework

Page created on August 5th, 2013 and filed under Hacker Hotshots, Pentesting Tools, Product Reviews, Resources and Tutorials

OpenVAS, the Open Vulnerability Assessment System, has a loyal community that are adamant about the usefulness of the program, and this post is an attempt to investigate the framework a little further and to also recommend our favourite OpenVAS Tutorial (which is a comprehensive and detailed 45 minute long video). Having hosted several Hacker Hotshot […]