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Posted · Original PosterOP

hello world I am going for a new workstation build I can't decide what to go for intel i7 8700k or ryzen  2700x they are both good but in my case I am a programmer and a pen tester do I need cores or threads any other tips will be appreciated  

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What software do you use?


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For penetration testing, one of the biggest thing is compatibility as well as IO speed since everything is virtual. Which program do you use to make your VMs, or are they off-machine?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, FAQBytes said:

For penetration testing, one of the biggest thing is compatibility as well as IO speed since everything is virtual. Which program do you use to make your VMs, or are they off-machine?

parrot os live on  a usb 

if that is what you are asking for

 

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2 minutes ago, patrioticrabbit said:

parrot os live on  a usb 

if that is what you are asking for

 

I was talking more so the defending environment than the attacking environment (assuming parrot is the attacking environment considering the presence of metasploit). Do you have the defending VM's on the workstation itself? 

 

It's been several years since I've done pentesting, so everything may have changed in that time.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, FAQBytes said:

I was talking more so the defending environment than the attacking environment (assuming parrot is the attacking environment considering the presence of metasploit). Do you have the defending VM's on the workstation itself? 

 

It's been several years since I've done pentesting, so everything may have changed in that time.

I study in Russia can you explain what VM's is?

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On 6/26/2018 at 6:45 PM, patrioticrabbit said:

I study in Russia can you explain what VM's is?

Virtual machine. The operating system is running within another operating system and is isolated. 

Sorry about the delay.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 7:20 PM, FAQBytes said:

Virtual machine. The operating system is running within another operating system and is isolated. 

Sorry about the delay.

 

yup I will be running VMs

 

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5 minutes ago, patrioticrabbit said:

yup I will be running VMs

 

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