Review Virtual Hacking Lab (VHL)
Heyy, today, I will be reviewing Virtual Hacking Labs.
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Today we've added the first new lab machine of 2020 to the Virtual Hacking Labs which is named 244 Mon02. The new…
Okay, first, I will explain briefly what is VHL. VHL or Virtual Hacking Labs is a penetration testing platform for cybersecurity enthusiasts, which works almost the same as HackTheBox.
You will be given three options for the pricing. If you want to get VHL certified, you need to buy at least 31 days of the lab access, which costs around 99€, which what I bought.
It is a self-paced course so you can learn anytime when you are free. If you buy the 31 days or 93 days , you will also get a PDF version of the course so you can read it while offline.
Once you bought the course, you will be presented with a student panel, which contains the course, lab dashboard and other related things.
There are three different difficulty levels.
These boxes are aimed to those who just started or want to dive in the world of pentesting. You can follow what’s in the PDF/hints to get into user and get root. Some of the boxes might have direct root exploit, so that no privilege escalation is needed.
These boxes have little hints and you might need to do a bit of research outside the labs to compromise the machines.
These boxes are aimed to challenge students to think out of the box, and to not rely much at hints (these boxes have too little to zero hints) and train your Google-Fu skills. And I think that’s great because you’ll know if you have reached your limit so you can improve where you’re weak at.
For starters, I would recommend doing the boxes based on the ascending order of the difficulty so you won’t get lost.
Based on the reviews I got from one of the OSCP communities , VHL is a good place to learn if your lab time has finished, or maybe you want to find a place to start preparing for OSCP.