HTB Help Walkthrough

With the start of my PWK course only three days away, I decided to try my hand at one of the newer HackTheBox machines, called Help. I chose this box for two reasons. First, it was rated as moderately easy, and had a more real-world, CVE approach instead of a brain-bending, unrealistic CTF approach. Second, I had attempted this box previously without success, and taking another stab at it would allow me to judge how much I’d learned in the previous month.
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HTB Nibbles Walkthrough

My Penetration Testing With Kali course begins in only a few days, and I’m both nervous and excited. Starting a new career, especially one as technical and complex as Information Security, can be very challenging and stressful. But I hope to mitigate that stress by being as prepared as I can be. One way to prepare myself is to gain as much hands-on experience as possible. This is the whole point of sites like HackTheBox: to gain hands-on experience that (in many ways) simulates real-world scenarios.
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HTB Brainfuck Walkthrough [part 2]

(This is a continuation from Part 1 of the walkthrough.) And we’re back! In my last walk-through, I gained access to the user account of Orestis and nabbed the user.txt flag for the Brainfuck system on HackTheBox. After a much-needed break, I returned to the system to see if I could gain access to the root account and nab the root.txt flag. All in all, this was quite a challenging system to defeat, but I got it in the end!
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HTB Brainfuck Walkthrough [part 1]

A few days ago, HackTheBox updated the list of available retired boxes, deactivating some while re-activating others. One of the boxes they reactivated happened to be the second box in my list of OSCP-Like Linux systems, affectionately named “Brainfuck.” With such a monicker, I assumed this machine would be quite challenging, and based on the reviews by other users who had completed the challenge, it seemed my predictions were correct:
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HTB Beep Walkthrough

Two posts in one day? That’s right! I’ve been up all night playing with HackTheBox, and I’m here to present my second write-up. As with my last write-up, I’m working my way through the OSCP-Like HTB machines. This time, I chose to try my hand at the system called “Beep.” I wanted to go in order, but many of the boxes weren’t online. “Beep” was the first live machine I found as I went down the list.
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