HackTheBox - Valentine

This challenge sees a user shell obtained by exfiltrating sensitive information via a vulnerability called Heartbleed in the OpenSSL cryptography library; which is a widely used implementation of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol.

HackTheBox - Aragog

Aragog was a delightful challenge on HackTheBox. It’s up there with one of my favourites so far!

HackTheBox - Nibbles

Image upload forms on websites are just for pictures of your cats, right?

HackTheBox - Chatterbox

Patching your operating system isn’t enough. You need to patch your third-party applications too as they can contain vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows that allow a system to be exploited.

HackTheBox - Jeeves

Jeeves demonstrates the seriousness of securing access to applications, and the importance of practising good password hygiene.

Good password hygiene

So what makes a good password? Historically, we’ve always been told that a good password, is a complex password. This is simply not true.