Going to show my noob-ness here, but...
What exactly are we trying to achieve with the pwn challenges? To take the "Little Tommy" challenge as an example, there is a download and there is an instance, but I don't see how the two are related.
Quite happy to go read and learn and all that, but in what direction should I be looking to start digging into these?
Apologies to the small mass of folks who have wrote to me over the last 3-4 months. I've been on hiatus from HTB until very recently.