Over the wire – bandit online terminal based war games delivered through SSH! Brilliant!

Over the wire – bandit – SSH War games!

I just thought I would share with you all Over the wire – bandit this is fun hacking practice game that you can play on online through SSH. It very addictive and once you start you will want to progress through the levels. Not stopping till you have finished. I started this and had to finish it. You can find it over at  http://overthewire.org/wargames/ I found this through ‘The hackers playbook 2’ book of pentesting tips and tricks found here http://thehackerplaybook.com/dashboard/

Over The Wire - Bandit

Over the wire is a set of text based games, brought to you in a ‘capture the flag’ type style game where you ssh into there servers and crack the puzzle or code. The first series called ‘bandit’ is relatively straight forward with 26 levels. You start the game with a username and password to login to their servers via SSH. You can move up a level each time cracking the puzzle and obtaining the password to the next level. The bandit series is a great intro in its own right to bash as you have to use and combine tools and functions like grep, sort, base64  etc in order to crack the code. Each level finds you figuring out how to view/capture a text string which is the password to the next level. Head over to http://overthewire.org/wargames/ and check it out.