Hack The Box Guide: Lame

Note: If following along, this guide assumes that the reader has set up a Kali Linux installation with all default tools, and is connected to the HTB network with the proper OpenVPN configurations.  SummaryThe box is running an outdated version of SMB, which can be exploited for quick root access with a Metasploit module. Step […]

Nothing Personal, Haskell.

For a long time, I’ve felt that the education I get in school is pretty distinct from the education I give myself, or the education that will serve me best in my career or personal life. Granted, this begs the question as to why I’m in college at all- a more complex question that warrants […]

Road to OSCP: Weeks 11+

I’m calling the OSCP Series to an end, mainly because there’s not much more to be said. I’m still working on Hack the Box, still studying, but that’s not very interesting to read about. Classes are starting up again in a few days, so I’ll be back to some more programming-related work for a few […]

The MICE Scoreboard

My research position for the summer has ended. Coincidentally, the timing worked out just right- my paper was accepted at CCSC the last week of my work. I spend the last couple days I had on the clock polishing my writing, and submitted the last details on Friday. Now that the work is done and […]

Road to OSCP: Weeks 8, 9 & 10

I’m back from my family and I’ve changed my approach up a bit. I’ve taken a break from the OSCP labs and moved back to hack the box, which so far I’m having much better results with. There’s a bit that’s lost by going back to Hack the Box, but more that I gain, hence […]

Road to OSCP: Weeks 6 & 7

No plan survives first contact with implementation. A second straight week of getting my ass kicked has caused me to reevaluate for the next few weeks, and reexamine my own intentions for how I see this thing playing out.  So, the quick update: I didn’t manage to privesc my one low shell. I was able […]