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OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 5

With level 4 completed I can now continue on to Bandit level 5. If you haven’t had a chance to read my OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 4 write up give it a quick read then head back over here. Okay so all read? All caught up? Brilliant, let’s begin. Level 5 So by now the format of these levels is pretty similar. There’s a file with the password in it and it’s hiding Read more…

OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 2

I’m starting to notice a pattern with these levels. There’s a file that contains the password, and I need to find it. If you haven’t had a chance to read my write up of the previous level, head over to OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 1 give it a read, then come back and read my bandit level 2 write up here. Level 2 This level has a similar aspect to the last two. Read more…

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OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 1

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read my write up for the first level you can find it here. OverTheWire Bandit Write up – Level 0. Otherwise this is my write up for the Bandit Level 1. I will also forgive you if you are confused at why the second level is level 1. If you are interested there’s an article why, found on John D. Cooks blog. Level 1 Level 1 isn’t too Read more…

OverTheWire Bandit Write Up – Level 0

This is my first real go at any of these hacking websites, and what I have seen of OverTheWire Bandit so far. It’s really enjoyable. I have never really written a write up before either, so please bare with me. I will try to go into as much detail as possible, without giving the answers away fully. Where possible I will hide important information, so if you are not interested in the answers. Don’t worry! Read more…

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How to Setup GitLab using Docker

Having your own Git repository server can be really helpful. If like me you get a bit paranoid about people seeing your messy code, or you want code that you fully own. That’s where using GitLab can help, especially using it with Docker. It’s a Git server solution with all the bells and whistles, at an extremely inviting price point. Free. Granted that your using the community edition. GitLab can be installed directly onto your Read more…

Install Samba Server on Ubuntu

Samba is a system used to create shares on a Linux system. These shares can be accessed on Linux, windows and mac. This is the perfect system to use if the server is planned to be used as a NAS. Within the guide I will go through the steps needed to install samba. Install Samba The installation itself of Samba isn’t the hardest part, most versions of Ubuntu have it available in their default repositories. Read more…

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Install Docker on Ubuntu

Docker can be a really useful system. It can be used as a test environment, or as a way to run new services, without affecting other systems on the operating system. Unlike Windows and Mac OS, Docker for Linux is not an executable that you can just download and install. Instead there’s a repository that needs adding to apt sources. The benefit of this is that updates will come through apt the same as other Read more…

Install Composer on Ubuntu

Composer is a very powerful tool if you create PHP applications, however, installation can be a little tricky for the first try. This guide should hopefully allow you to install composer, within in a quick and timely fashion. Prerequisites When you install Composer, there are a few prerequisites that need to be installed. Some of these are to help get Composer, while others will help in the use of it. Installing PHP The version of Read more…

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