Category: Writeup

June 14, 2021 / / Writeup


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.

And the connection goes down

The Connection to server lost dialog in Perforce was the early warning to my family’s “Is the Internet down!?” queries coming from downstairs.

The Internet’s gone, guys. There’s nothing but a wasteland out there.

Right, lets try to get everyone back online…

November 2, 2019 / / HackTheBox

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.

September 2, 2019 / / HackTheBox

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.

May 12, 2019 / / HackTheBox

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.