Setting up a Kali VM in VirtualBox

Alrighty, in my previous post I got my invite to Hack The Box, an excellent resource for penetration testing. There’s over 40 vulnerable machines to hack into. So how are we going to hack into them? Enter Kali Linux, a custom Linux flavour chock-full of handy...

Getting an invitation to Hack The Box

There are a lot of resources to help me in my journey to become a penetration tester, and Hack The Box was highly recommended by a number of people for me to use. Straight off the mark, they’re testing you. Clicking the link takes you to a nice little invite...

Limiting SSH idle time

I was at work and quickly SSH’d into my home media server to muck around. I minimised my terminal to go out to lunch, then came back, unlocked my computer, and saw that I was still logged in as root. That gave me a mini heart attack. So, let’s fix that....