...who thinks that HTB boxes are REALLY hard. I've just joined and signed up for VIP, and I'll say without hesitation, this site ROCKS. It's a lot of fun and I've learned a lot.
I've got a masters degree with a specialization information security and even some doctoral credits in IT. I still get stuck for hours on end on these boxes, even the easy ones.
I feel extraordinarily stupid when 20 people in the forums post,
"OMG, EASIEST BOX EVER!!!"
Uh.... so0o0o0o0 it's just me losing my mind on these things then?
I CRUSHED my grad courses but they don't have anything on the actual "real world" experience here. VERY little hands on experience is offered in grad school. There are entrance vectors and attacks that I've never even heard of in grad school that are in full effect here. (What the *#@$ is Cross Site Tracing!?!?... not discussed in any of my courses EVER.)
It's like every day I am on this site I hear about a new technique that I've fully never heard of, and I've spent thousands upon thousands of dollars in grad school. I will gladly pay $13 USD a month for VIP.
So, sanity check... is it this hard for everyone when they start? I said I'd just play with a box for like 20 minutes and it's already many hours later and I now have a headache because I didn't eat anything.
So, I appreciate your input...
...and I am going to go get a hamburger.