Hack the Box Write-up: Lernaean Hydra Challenge

[Difficulty Level: Easy] [Time: <15 minutes] [ Password Cracking ]

This article was written to document my solution to “Lernaean Hydra”, a retired hack the box web Challenge created by Arrexel. This tutorial involves password cracking and a little network packet analysis. Hack the Box is a popular free platform used to build offensive security skills.

Environment

This challenge was solved using a Google Cloud preemptible n1-standard-8 instance (8 vCPUs, 30 GB memory) running Ubuntu 18.04…