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September 12, 2009  12:55 PM

Hacking Skills Challenge-Level 2



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Hacking, Security

Did you figure out level 2 of the HackThisSite.org Basic Missions? Here’s the mission:

Network Security Sam set up a password protection script. He made it load the real password from an unencrypted text file and...

September 5, 2009  3:31 AM

How Are Your Hacking Skills?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Ethical hacking, Hacking, Security

In playing the contract consultant game over the years, I’ve become accustomed to verbal and written skills assessment tests, but until recently, I’d never had anyone present a question like this: “Optional - Extra Credit - Create an account on


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