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    #26
    Made some small progress last night and got a low privileged shell on Bob. I've been bouncing around enumerating and trying exploits on a number of machines before putting some time in on Bob. I feel like even though I have a low priv shell this may not have been the easiest way to attack this box. I should have another free evening tonight to hopefully finish this box. Things have been moving pretty slow due to personal life and not making this a priority. I will probably take a 90 day extension while it's pretty affordable.
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    #27
    You really have to dedicate the time to this. I went through 150 days and never made much progress, this has to become a major part of your life during your lab time. I'll finish it one day...
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    #28
    how many average hours would you both suggest to complete a 90 day run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Fluxx View Post
    how many average hours would you both suggest to complete a 90 day run?
    I'm 60 days in and have not done nearly enough. In a perfect world I would suggest at a minimum 30 hours a week.
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    #30
    Alright, have some good news to report. After working on bob for a few days I took a break from him yesterday and got to work on another machine. After 4 hours I had system on Ralph. Definitely could have had it sooner but I was focused on doing it a certain way before going for an easier method.

    With my newfound optimism I got straight to work on Mike. Mike was a lot of fun. Very different compared to the rest of the boxes I've done--definitley my favorite for now. Again, I think there may have been a quicker way but I was having a hard time getting it to work. I ended up getting system by thinking "differently". Thinking like a different job description than I had been. It was actually really straightforward at that point.

    Hopefully I can keep up the steam. So far I've rooted Alice, Barry, Ralph, and Mike. I have a low priv shell on bob and will need to come back to him sometime soon. Might try another machine or two first though.
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    #31
    Priv Esc on Bob is not as easy as it seems!!!!
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    #32
    Wow, wow, wow.

    Just spent a few hours last night and this morning on Payday. Finally have root and contents of proof.txt.

    Seriously? lol
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    #33
    Lab time expired end of July. Took a break during Blackhat/Defcon week and started WGU same time. After I knockout Secure Software Design I'll get warmed back up and I'll purchase another 30 days. Exam has been set for 10/20!
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    Good luck on the upcoming exam. How many boxes have you popped so far?
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    #35
    Exam was pushed back to 11/24. I am far from prepared as I have been working on my MS since 8/3. Will take exam, finish my Capstone and then in January buy some more lab time and focus 100% on this journey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blucodex View Post
    Exam was pushed back to 11/24. I am far from prepared as I have been working on my MS since 8/3. Will take exam, finish my Capstone and then in January buy some more lab time and focus 100% on this journey.
    You sound busy Blucodex! Good luck with it all

    Quick question for you...

    I know you can get more lab time. But can you let your current lab time expire and then return in say 6 weeks time and buy 30 more days access?

    I wasn't sure if they let you stop and then start again or whether it had to be continuous time with extensions
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCop123 View Post
    You sound busy Blucodex! Good luck with it all

    Quick question for you...

    I know you can get more lab time. But can you let your current lab time expire and then return in say 6 weeks time and buy 30 more days access?

    I wasn't sure if they let you stop and then start again or whether it had to be continuous time with extensions
    My lab time expired a couple months ago. I can still buy:

    1 month: $250
    2 months: $450
    3 months $600
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    Did you do your exam then or was it pushed back again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberCop123 View Post
    Did you do your exam then or was it pushed back again?
    I'm locked in for 2/24. So, trying to finish my MS by Xmas then buy 2 more months of lab time to get ready.
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    #40
    Almost time to continue this journey. I completed my MS from WGU in 5 months. I didn't realize that it's been that long since I started my OSCP journey but I am really excited to be back. Since I paused this journey I've completed my MS and have started a new position as a SOC Analyst in a large corporation. Definitely a different day to day than I was used to as a medium-sized business Security Admin (Architect, Engineer, Admin).

    I'm all set to purchase 60 more days of lab time on 12/26. That will end on 2/23 and my exam starts the next day on 2/24.

    My plan is to start going over the PDF again starting today and to work the following list of VulHubs:

    Kioptrix: Level 1 (#1)
    Kioptrix: Level 1.1 (#2)
    Kioptrix: Level 1.2 (#3)
    Kioptrix: Level 1.3 (#4)
    FristiLeaks: 1.3
    Stapler: 1
    PwnLab: init
    Kioptrix: 2014
    Brainpan: 1
    Mr-Robot: 1
    HackLAB: Vulnix
    VulnOS: 2
    SickOs: 1.2
    /dev/random: scream
    pWnOS: 2.0
    SkyTower: 1
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    Lets go!!!
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    Good luck!!!
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