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Working from home: a backup Internet connection

Working from home: a backup Internet connection

Working from home has been working well for me for the past year, with a thankfully stable and decently fast Internet connection. However, a recent service issue has led me to try some alternatives and finally set up a backup connection using a Teltonika RUT240 router with a 4G failover. I also cover having a look at the business packages provided by the ISP.

Hack The Box: Haystack

Hack The Box: Haystack

An interesting box sitting on the ELK (ElasticSearch, Logstash & Kibana) stack with a slant for the CTF side, but a very good introduction to those technologies.

Hack The Box: La Casa de Papel

Hack The Box: La Casa de Papel

Despite the “Easy” tag, La Casa de Papel was an elaborate box. A vulnerable service leads to an unusual, limited PHP shell which allows us to generate our own signed certificates to access a specific part of the site. From there, a local file inclusion lets us acquire SSH credentials and then escalate to root via a misconfiguration.

Hack The Box: Lightweight

Hack The Box: Lightweight

A fairly straightforward machine, Lightweight lets us explore an insuficiently secured LDAP environment, where we intercept credentials by listening in to the network device. It also leads down the path of Linux capabilities, to find an openssl binary which can do far more than it should.