CTF: Game of Thrones

In this post I am going to make a proof of concept about how to make a CTF of a machine. This post is going to be longer than the rest, because the CTF is long and I have preferred to put it all together in one post instead of publishing several and to be cut into pieces.I chose Game of Thrones to start with because I've heard a lot about it, and because it's a machine published on vulnhub, a platform similar to Hack The Box. This machine has a public writteup (a solution), so showing step by step how to make it is not a spoiler. However, I recommend…

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CTF: Game of Thrones
CTF: Game of Thrones

Steganography: the art of hiding

Steganography is the art of hiding. It consists of hiding messages in such a way that at first sight they are not perceived. It is based on the idea that deciphering an encrypted message is only a matter of time, but discovering a secret message is much more difficult if you don't even know there is a message.Steganography is a technique that has been used for thousands of years in secret communications. During the Medical Wars (490 B.C.), the Greeks shaved the heads of their slaves, tattooed the message they wanted to communicate, waited for their hair to grow back and sent it to the recipient. That way, if…

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Introduction to Hack The Box

CTF (Capture The Flag) events are becoming increasingly popular in the IT world. Every week there are meetings where computer security lovers meet to demonstrate their hacking skills. And the way hackers are trained for these events are the CTF labs, websites where you can find hundreds of challenges of different categories: web, pwn, steganography, cryptography...Hack The Box is one of these labs. Not only does it offer challenges, but entering it is a challenge in itself: you have to hack the web to get an invitation. To hack the invitation, first go to.... Stop! There will be no spoilers in this post. While it may cost a bit at…

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Introduction to Hack The Box
Hack The Box