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HellBound Hackers | Challenges | Rooting

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Rooting Challenge 2


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Posted on 29-03-09 16:32
The mission was very easy but one thing that is lingering is bothering me. Perhaps I'm overthinking it. In one of the directories, we find a note that
tells the "admin" to remind GreyShadow to change his "p4ssw0rd". When you go into a certain directory, and try to cat a file rather than delete it, you get prompted with user> and password>. I was diverted with this for quite some time trying to read the contents of the file (despite it being simulated zipped). Was there a point to giving us the clue in the note in order to be able to read the file? The mission was completed without having to read it, I'm just wondering if there was a reason to try to read the file first. I spent quite a bit of time trying to supply the correct user and password, using the contents of the note as my basis for trying to open it.
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Posted on 29-03-09 18:02
The only thing I could think of is that it would be used to make the challenge seem more realistic.