Antonio Macovei

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  • 3 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • CTF

UNbreakable Individual CTF 2021 - Write Up

Last weekend (14 - 16 May 2021) was the individual competition from UNbreakable Romania, spring-summer 2021 edition, the national InfoSec CTF for high-school and university students. In the 48 hours...
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  • 4 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • CTF

RST CTF #1 2021 - Write Up

Last weekend (17 - 18 April 2021) I participated in the RST CTF, organized by the Romanian Security Team. I managed to finish on the First Place with 20 out...
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  • 5 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Opiuchi - Write Up

After a pretty long break, I finally found the time to come back to HackTheBox machines. It was a great experience to root a box after such a long time...
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  • 10 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • CTF

UNbreakable CTF 2020 - Write Up

This weekend (16 - 18 October 2020) was the first edition of UNbreakable Romania, a national InfoSec competition in the format of a Jeopardy-style CTF. It was held completely online...
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  • 11 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Passage - Write Up

Going back to Medium boxes, I tried my luck with Passage. The foothold was pretty easy, but the privilege escalation part was challenging, with some obscure exploits and out-of-the-box thinking....
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  • 11 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Doctor - Write Up

Shortly after I rooted Tabby, a new easy box was released. Doctor was quite an experience, being a lot harder than I expected. At first, I thought I could go...
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  • 11 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Tabby - Write Up

This week's box is called Tabby. I got the chance to exploit a bug from the OWASP Top 10 list while also interacting with a new service - Tomcat. It...
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  • 11 months ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Cache - Write Up

Another one bites the dust. My most recent capture is Cache and I can really say that it surprised me in a good way. I learned a lot of new...
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  • 1 year ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Admirer - Write Up

Fourth box and counting. Once again, an interesting machine with an interesting story. Admirer taught me more about enumeration and how to identify CVE exploits, but the real lesson here...
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  • 1 year ago
  • Antonio Macovei
  • HackTheBox

HackTheBox - Magic - Write Up

I have finally got the courage to take on my first boxes on HackTheBox this month, and I am very pleased with the outcome. I pwned 3 machines so far,...
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