Hi I’m Ajith ,We are going to complete the Starting point in the MEOW of hack the box, So we using this challenge to learn the basic starting of the hack the box
Connect to Starting Point VPN
Let click the Starting point in the connection, choose the protocol TCP 443 and download the (.ovpn) extension file
Then open the terminal and using the openvpn to run the download file to connect the starting point
sudo openvpn [filename.opvn]
Let click the spawn machine to start the machine, then you will get IP address of the machine
What does the acronym VM stand for?
What tool do we use to interact with the operating system in order to issue commands via the command line, such as the one to start our VPN connection? It’s also known as a console or shell.
What service do we use to form our VPN connection into HTB labs?
What is the abbreviated name for a ‘tunnel interface’ in the output of your VPN boot-up sequence output?
What tool do we use to test our connection to the target with an ICMP echo request?
What is the name of the most common tool for finding open ports on a target?
What service do we identify on port 23/tcp during our scans?
Use nmap scan to find all available services on your machine.
nmap -v [machine IP address] Services:Telnet
What username is able to log into the target over telnet with a blank password?
The username is root because the default of all machine username is root
Submit root flag-We want to find the flag in the machine. So we will connect the telnet service to connect the machine
telnet [Machine IP address] Mewo login :root
Next we want to find the flag.txt file, So we using ls to list all the files , The cat command to open the output of the flag.txt and submit the flag
This challenge is the starting point of the hackthebox for the beginner and it was easy for beginner to learn the hackthebox. According to me this challenge is easy to complete