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Over the Wire’s Bandit Challenge – Level 3

Level 03 – bandit – overthewire

Level Instructions:

“The password for the next level is stored in a hidden file in the inhere directory.”


bandit3@bandit:~$ ls -la
total 24
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Dec 28  2017 .
drwxr-xr-x 42 root root 4096 Jul 22 18:42 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  220 Sep  1  2015 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3771 Sep  1  2015 .bashrc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  655 Jun 24  2016 .profile
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Dec 28  2017 inhere
bandit3@bandit:~$ cd inhere
bandit3@bandit:~/inhere$ ls -la
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root    root    4096 Dec 28  2017 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root    root    4096 Dec 28  2017 ..
-rw-r----- 1 bandit4 bandit3   33 Dec 28  2017 .hidden
bandit3@bandit:~/inhere$ cat .hidden
pIwrPrtPN36QITSp3EQaw936yaFoFgAB

Listing the contents of the home directory reveals a folder named, ‘inhere’.  Because we were instructed the password would be stored within a hidden file, we use the -l & -a switches with command ‘ls’.  The -l switch simply provides a listed format with additional permissions information.  The -a switch reveals all the contents of the directory, including those that are hidden.

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