Mark Schindel

My adventure through the life of an IT security beginner and a network analyst.

Jun 7, 2021

THM LFI Inclusion room

Since this is an LFI room I am going to assume it is just port 22 and 80 open on this machine. If I am wrong I will nmap the box later. So,

Jun 4, 2021

THM Boiler CTF

This room took me longer than I was expecting due to having to enumerate the site a ton to find the pages that were needed. First thing first I need to enumerate the

May 18, 2021

It's been a while.

I have been away for almost 2 months now.  Life has been getting in the way and I am starting to get back into the swing of doing more rooms.  I will be

Mar 28, 2021


Well, that was interesting. I didn't do as well as I wanted to do but I am always learning. I managed to get a couple of the easier ones but I got stuck

Mar 9, 2021

THM Startup room

Today, I am going to attempt Try Hack Me's Startup room. In this beginner room I am going to see what is going on since they tell us that the developer may not

Mar 3, 2021

TryHackMe's LazyAdmin Room

I have tackled this room because it looked interesting. As usual I started the room by clicking on the start machine button and waiting for the machine to come online. Once the machine

Feb 22, 2021

Hacker of the Hill #1

This room has been fun!  I have been able to figure out a few questions and I am trying to get more questions but it is now slow going because I am lacking

Feb 13, 2021

Hack the Box Lame room

The initial NMAP scan results had ports for FTP, SSH, SMB and a new one that I didn't know what it was. Port 3632 has a service of distcc and come to find

Feb 9, 2021


I have recently accepted a new position at work.  I have moved from the network side to the security side of IT.  I am really excited about the move but this is a

Feb 4, 2021

Hacker of the Hill #1

Who else is excited for this new room? I am really excited for this new opportunity to learn more and the room will be run alongside Hacker1.  For those that don't have a

Jan 20, 2021

RootMe from TryHackMe

As always I have to deploy the machine and wait a little bit for the machine to come up. While this is happening I am creating my folder structure for the room and

Jan 15, 2021

How to use GPG

At work today I had a request from a vendor to supply a GPG public key to encrypt some data and I thought I will write an article on how to use GPG.