crackmes.one “EZ crackme” Writeup

This is a write up for "EZ crackme" by R3tr0BS: https://crackmes.one/crackme/5fcfb87933c5d424269a1afc This challenge came with two files: Readme.txt and run.exe Readme.txt contained the following: so this is my first crackme, you need to use the password or..... do it your way, good luck, R3tr0. run.exe has a hash of 3bc592f4963add05a2d28bc469b5cd6ea00b973516ba1a1fccc10f1590f26152 % sha256sum run.exe 3bc592f4963add05a2d28bc469b5cd6ea00b973516ba1a1fccc10f1590f26152 run.exe …

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packet_write_wait: Connection to X.X.X.X port 22: Broken pipe

I was trying to SSH into a machine from my Kali Linux VM shortly after updating packages and encountered this error immediately after authenticating: packet_write_wait: Connection to X.X.X.X port 22: Broken pipe I was using VMWare Workstation. SSH on my host was working as expected. Another VM in VirtualBox was working just fine, too. Another …

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Windows base64 Encoding and Decoding Using certutil

I ran into a scenario where I was able to upload ASCII files, but executable files were being saved improperly. A common workaround for this is to use base64 to encode the executable, transfer the encoded data, then decode it on the recipient machine. The version of Windows I was using did not have base64 …

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