Haystack was a fun easy box over on HTB. Although perhaps only easy if you were at least aware of the tech stack being used on the machine. The initial path to user is perhaps not realistic but a fun mix of steg and research into elasticsearch in order to get credentials. This if then … Continue reading HTB – Haystack Writeup
Soooo completed my exam at the start of the week. Wow. What a mad 24 hours. I had a power cut, webcam overheating issues which caused a few minor heart attacks but I got there! I completed 4 out 5 machines with a potential final tally of 95 points. So here is a quick little … Continue reading Exam v1.0 Complete.
Week 3 has been a hard one. Not so much due to the course but more down to me. Its been pretty hard to maintain this level of activity in the lab for 3 weeks straight. Working till 11pm most nights and cramming in work as well, started to take its toll a bit. Motivation … Continue reading Week 3. Keep on slogging.
tl;dr - Don't over complicate, Keep it simple stupid. READ, DIGEST and ASSESS EVERYTHING! 36 days till exam, oh crap. What a week. Week one seemed pretty easy compared to this week. It has been hard going, I am up to 21 rooted boxes so far. All material completed and the lab machine write up … Continue reading Week 2. Try Harder.
Week one of the PwK course has flown by! I am up to 9 rooted machines this week with sufference about to be rooted this afternoon! So that will take me up to 10 for this week. Which is ideal, I have been writing them all up and ready to go into my report, so … Continue reading Week 1. Root, read, write, repeat.
Wooo! The lovely emails arrived this morning welcoming me into the PwK course with Offsec! I was pretty excited however I suddenly and completely forgot how to do anything, so that moment of oh shit, what have I done I can't computer stuff real good was interesting. But I calmed down and got cracking, so … Continue reading Day 1. PANIC MODE ENGAGE.