Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Hacking, Hacking Skills Challenge, Security
It’s again time to delve into our Hacking Skills Challenge. Our last challenge was level 9 at HackThisSite.org and that was three months ago. They say these are supposed to get increasingly difficult as we climb the ladder, but this one is almost too easy. Here’s the challenge:
Ever edit a cookie? That’s all you have to do. Read the above challenge again and you’ll see that it tells you exactly how to crack it. I used a Firefox add-on called “Edit Cookies” to accomplish it.
Enter some random password into the field. It won’t be the right one, of course. Now, you have a cookie set on your machine named “level11_authorized” that is set to “no.” Edit the cookie and change the content from “no” to “yes”. After this, you can move to the next level
(Note: when I went to check this again, I got a message that the site is currently under maintenance: “HackThisSite.org is temporarily offline. We’re currently busy fixing some erroneous code, and will have HackThisSite.org back online as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! – HackThisSite Staff”)