I am relatively new to pen-testing and am trying to get a good handle on all the enumeration basics and lately I've been looking at file permissions. I under what all the parts of .rwxrwxrwx root root mean but I'm not really sure when this information ever becomes useful?
Any other tips/thoughts in this area welcome
Also as a slightly off topic question is it possible to change my UID? For example I login as Bob UID 997 and I need to be Steve UID UID 998 is there a way to change between the two as a way of moving laterally?
thanks for reading!