Antal Goldschmidt

Antal Goldschmidt

Antal Goldschmidt

Course Director, MSc Cyber Security; Coventry University

Location Coventry, UK


  • @VarshiniThangaraj Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback!

  • I am unsure, depends on the loadout. you can check if vmware comlains upon install.

  • @DmTl That is normal, as they are mostly configuration files. If you have vmware installed the .vmx extension file should open in that. Alternatively you can browse to the folder from vmware itself, so it only shows the appropriate file.

  • @GivanildoAlmeida Also make sure that you actually have vmware installed so it can deal with the VMs

  • @EstherMsuya It is perhaps better just to move on if it does not work.

  • @GladsenMwaba Feel free use that then

  • I do not understand that error, I never encountered that before.

  • @MohamadouBachirou not really, but you can move on without doing the practicals.

  • it mihgt be that the keyboard of the VM is set to US english try shift+2

  • Nice one, if it is on your home network and accessible online, it might be used to pivot into your network, but that is a long shot and I am not sure it is worth the effort for anyome.

  • @TrinaEristhee make sure you start the docker deamon with "service docker start" and try again

  • @TrinaEristhee That is the right attitude!

  • Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback!

  • @ManishVerma I guess it all depends if they connect and talk to eachother without our actual input.

  • @VinaySharma It is a bit custom but not by much.

  • Welcome @MuhammadAffanSaadi ,Good thinking, this course gets you started in a couple transferable
    computing skills as well.

  • It is as @RichardGartside said, but @JiunT thanks for providing detailed and constructive feedback, I will make sure that it gets passed along.

  • @MoeenUdDin Welcome, yes there is at least that benefit of covid :)

  • @MikeGough Hi Mike, great to see someone with a lot of experience around here. If you feel that you have constructive feedback, just let us know.

  • @LeenaGale Thanks for participating. There are no points that you can miss in an introductory course, you participated and did well! Thanks for tuning in.

  • @NtokozoMthembu Yes unfortunately, and we expect more to come to light.

  • @MayureshMORE I think unfirtunately the answer for this will be "it depends" on perhaps location and company

  • @RichardGartside when you do the ping do you actually get any response? I think there is a networking issue between the host and the container.

  • @DanielDiaz Please use English as that is the course language.

  • @AzeemKhan "sudo apt-get install nmap" should do the trick. But generally Linux is very well documented, so ou can find out a lot just by looking for it online.

  • @RichardGartside Seems like these VMs and Vmware does not want to work for you. What you could do is use Virtualbox if you used it before, with any linux you find working, like Ubuntu. All you really need is nmap, docker and a firewall installed, which can be done easyly by you.

  • @GideonDeWit All I can say reall is to try again perhaps in a time when your internet is a bit more quiet. Sound like your broadband does not work fully all the time.

  • @mishalshah Hi Mishal, I am not sure that you are aware but using all caps on a platform like this could be considered impolite by some.

  • @TrinaEristhee All I can help is the same with others, make sure you have a complete download and you unzipped the VM before trying to load it.

  • @PeterBarlow I think definately as that would be nested virtualisation at the very least.

  • @TimWootton It is an interesting point. There are similar issues discussed with just the software in general all the time by the field. Open source can be secure? Who is actually auditing the open souce stuff?

  • @NtokozoMthembu Great question. There are projects out there toi help people to control their own infrastructure, but they are still beyond the average persons capability.

  • Do not give up, the try harder analogy is what this means to simulate, just like in the real deal :) Check for hints if you are stuck than more than an hour or so.

  • @AshiceBlue Do not give up, the try harder analogy is what this means to simulate, just like in the real deal :)

  • @MartinCarpenter Make sure you start the docker deamon first with "service docker start"

  • @AbishekPaudyal Make sure you have the complete download and you unzipped it before starting.

  • @JiunT That is awesome news! This is a learning curve, and you managed to get it working. Well done!

  • @ataakjohn I think you are describing Legal. There is a difference between ethics and legal.

  • @AzeemKhan As a fellow teacher, I recommend talking to the teacher insted of the 5 years+ jailtime hacking potentially give you :)

  • @TobyClarke Very good points. Other question could be do we trust OTA? Look at Microsoft with their updates, they are large and experienced, but even them push sometimes something not good to the masses, in cars that could have life threathening consiquences potentionally.

  • Antal Goldschmidt replied to [Learner left FutureLearn]

    @AmatsuKitsune Very good point, how would you raise awareness? Most people think of a toaster as a toaster, not a device that has a microphone, and tracks your morning habits.

  • @GeorgeThomas Patrick made a great post on what to do just below:
    "Hi. The files are zipped and need to be unzipped before they will open in VM Workstation. If you do not have a zip utility you can find one here . After downloading and installing 7-zip, right click on the file with extension .7z and select extract here. This will...