overthewire: wargames and more -practicing hacking legally
You might have heard about CTFs -(capturing the flags) but have you heard of Wargames? Probably not. When I started in this field, I did not find any resource to begin with. But my interest in the field and generous help from my peers, I was able to find a way! Here I am sharing my journey from a noob to umm… still a noob :P but with some more experience in the field!
I was one of those who get excited by the term “HACKING”. Bollywood movies showing red colored “Access Denied” and “Access Granted” screens fascinated me. That’s when it all started. I came across https://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/ while searching for so called Wi-Fi hacking, the black side of hacking. I wasn’t really fascinated with dictionary attacks but monitor mode, handshakes were something new for me.
The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.
To find out more about a certain wargame, just visit its page linked from the menu on the left.
Suggested order to play the games in
- Leviathan or Natas or Krypton
Each shell game has its own SSH port
Information about how to connect to each game using SSH, is provided in the top left corner of the page. Keep in mind that every game uses a different SSH port.
There are a lot of Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions in our days, some of them have excelent tasks, but in most cases they’re forgotten just after the CTF finished. We decided to make some kind of CTF archive and of course, it’ll be too boring to have just an archive, so we made a place, where you can get some another CTF-related info — current overall Capture The Flag team rating, per-team statistics etc.
What is Hacking-Lab?
Hacking-Lab is an online ethical hacking, computer network and security challenge platform, dedicated to finding and educating cyber security talents. Hacking-Lab is providing CTF and mission style challenges for international competitions like the European Cyber Security Challenge, and free OWASP TOP 10 online security labs. Hacking-Lab’s goal is to raise awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.
Approved, well-known online platform for IT security training.
Bleeding-edge Attack-Defense system
System for dynamic and realistic virtual battles between teams.
Extensive collection of challenges
More than 300 security challenges are available, covering all IT security topics.
More than 40'000 users are registered for Hacking-Lab. Many volunteers provide content and support.
We know what we are doing — security training and CTF events have been our core competence for more than eight years now.
Our Linux-based LiveCD is a perfect entry point for Hacking-Lab. It contains many hacking tools and is preconfigured for VPN access.
Hack This Site is a free training ground for users to test and expand their hacking skills. Our community is dedicated to facilitating an open learning environment by providing a series of hacking challenges, articles, resources, and discussion of the latest happenings in hacker culture. We are an online movement of artists, activists, hackers and anarchists who are organizing to create new worlds.
This guide is an introduction to the site, community, philosophy and project organization. This project is entirely what you make of it. We encourage people to take an active role in the development of this community and to copy and redistribute this guide on their own.
We believe everyone should have free access to all information. Hacking should not be a privileged skill — everyone should have the opportunity to learn about computer security in the age of technology. We seek to facilitate a free and open training ground where people can test and expand their skills in a legal and realistic environment.
Considering that several of the hacking challenges are simulated web defacements, the question of the ethics of hacking is repeatedly brought up. We like to consider hacking itself to be a tool, a skill which in itself is neutral, a means without end. It can be used for good (for the benefit of all) or bad (mindless destruction or theft). We do not encourage negative use of the information we provide. We are more concerned with the greater risks of not distributing this information and are ready to accept the consequences.
0xf.at (or oxfat it you prefer) is a website without logins or ads where you can solve password-riddles (so called hackits).
This is a tribute site to the old Starfleet Academy Hackits site which has been offline for many years now.
To get the invite code for hackthebox.eu visit “Bineshmadharapu “
Hack The Box is an online platform allowing you to test your penetration testing skills and exchange ideas and methodologies with thousands of people in the security field. Click below to hack our invite challenge, then get started on one of our many live machines or challenges.