A new box concept to take htb difficulty to the next level

edited May 6 in Machines

Hello, i have a new idea for a cool box, but sadly i cant submit it through the website, because of the reasons you will see.

This new box will consist of very strict firewall rules, and it will be very challenging even to get any kind of connection to the box.

Machine is basically an ethernet cable plugged in to a potato. I really think it can take the state of difficulty in htb to the next level, and reward those really persistent enough to hack it.

I thought about mailing the box, but im worried potato might go bad in the shipping process.

Also i think rooting it wil be pretty straight forward, but im not sure about how to get a user yet.

I even made a concept art for the box!
Concept art

Comments

  • For fuck sake ignis I knew I could count on you for something this brilliant. Truly an amazing learning experience.

    chivato

  • edited May 6

    By the way, how long would it take to root?

    chivato

  • Depends on the humidity, really

    3 to 4 weeks

  • edited May 6

    I think this would genuinely be more of a learning experience than some of the boxes that have been released.... just in the wrong field.

    P.S. I found a writeup online, you may want to get it removed before people save it.... https://homeguides.sfgate.com/make-potato-plant-water-cup-61262.html

    chivato

  • Holy crap this even feels like an exploit-db page.

    Insert four toothpicks into the potato, spacing them around the middle of the potato about two-thirds up from the end with the densest sprouts

    Im thinking about 30 points for this box, seems only fair since there isn't enough ennumeration.

    Also those potato growers are going to have a moment of panic when they see a cyber-security website on their referral analytics.

  • LOL. This is seriously funny.

  • ahahaha i love that, you should add that on your github

    peek

  • Well, we will need to google if the potato can be used as a substrate for P-N and N-P junctions. If so, maybe we can use a very thin syringe of iodine solution to etch an USB/Ethernet convertor IP in the cut of potato.
    Verilog/VHDL/Leonardo Spectrum comes to mind for various design and also https://opencores.org/. :)

    Summa scientia, nihil scire.

  • After all, the basics of potato electronics was already invented (in 18.. something) and if we can have potato radio, we can have potato computer and subsequently the HTB session on a potato computer. It is just a question of miniaturisation (someone call Japan) :)

    Summa scientia, nihil scire.

  • "I know that that's the antenna, and that's that... thingy... and that's all the other stuff."

    Future NASA Administrator.

    Haxys

  • According to this article: https://makezine.com/2006/04/17/500-lb-potato-battery/
    and assuming a pi zero requires 5 v and 200 mA we need around 1000 sets of 10 potatoes in parallel to drive it (so 10.000 potatoes) , but its nothing compared to my design given on the concept art which requires absolutely no potatoes to power the circuit.

  • edited May 8

    FreePotato #FreeAssange (sorry for the spoil / spam @Arrexel)

    peek

  • I'm at work, giggling, trying to contain it...

    People are looking at me... hahahahahahahahahahah

    In tears now!!!

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