Mark Schindel

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

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.

Jan 14, 2021

TryHackMe's Ignite room

As with any room the first thing you do is deploy the server. Make sure that you are connected to the openvpn server or have the attack machine started. Once the machine is

Jan 12, 2021

Busy working

I am currently working through the Ignite room in addition to the Throwback room on I only have a limited time to get the Throwback room done and I want to

Jan 6, 2021 room CodCaper

In this room you are tasked to get Pingu's fish back. The first thing I do is start the machine. I see that the website shows the default web page for an Apache