An easy walkthrough on enabling instant push notifications for logins and logouts on a Linux system with Pushover. You will need a Pushover account. Pushover is a proprietary service for smartphones, with a single-time purchase application which includes a generous free quota (never ever surpassed the “free” limits for any of my personal projects, and I receive sometimes more than 20 notifications per day). Register for a free account here.
Ansible is an automation platform for managing machines. When combined with Proxmox, it becomes a ridiculously powerful tool to orchestrate virtual datacenters.
TL;DR: I will try to stick to a bi-weekly post schedule. 1 post every 14 days.
This is a relatively easy to crack machine. Let’s start with the basics: Reconnaissance.
An Ethical Hacker is someone who specialises in computer security through what’s known as “Penetration Testing”, which are series of exercises carried out against computer systems to spot vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
Once you have gained shell access on a machine, you will often find the prompt extremely limited, especially if you have used manual exploitation. In these cases, the shell often cannot perform basic tasks that you would expect from a fully interactive shell prompt like Bash, or zsh. You will also be unable to run intensive interactive commands such as the Vim text editor, or ncurses-based programs.