Booj thoughts on security

HackTheBox - Lame

This writeup details attacking the machine Lame ( on HackTheBox. Enumeration First things first, as with any machine, we want to nmap scan it to see what ports are open. root@kali:~/ nmap -p- -T4 Nmap scan report for Host is up (0.062s latency). Not shown: 65530 filtered ports PORT ... Read more

HackTheBox - Granny

This writeup details attacking the machine Granny ( on HackTheBox. I will write this piece describing as many elements of the process as possible, assuming the reader to be just starting out in the field. Further writeups aren’t going to go into as much detail but if you’re brand new to a lot of these tools, this will give you a go... Read more

HackTheBox - October

Edit: A few months on and i have found my understanding and explanation of some of the concepts here lacking to say the least. As a result, I have decided to improve the explanations offered here. This writeup details attacking the machine October ( on HackTheBox. Since this machine is now retired, it no longer gives points. Firs... Read more

OverTheWire - Bandit

Bandit0 Starting out the very first challenge is just to read a file. For this I used the cat command. bandit0@melinda:~$ ls readme bandit0@melinda:~$ cat readme boJ9jbbUNNfktd78OOpsqOltutMc3MY1 Bandit1 bandit1@melinda:~$ ls - bandit1@melinda:~$ cat ./- CV1DtqXWVFXTvM2F0k09SHz0YwRINYA9 Bandit2 bandit2@melinda:~$ ls spaces in this filename ... Read more

Vulnhub - Kioptrix 4

So we’ve reached Kioptrix #4. I felt much more confident this time than before, so whilst before I’ve had to rely on other walkthroughs to guide myself to an answer if I felt I wasn’t getting anywhere, here I resolved to spend as long as possible actually enumerating everything before I resorted to it. Begin As is tradition, Kioptrix #4 has b... Read more