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Writeups for HacktheBox machines (boot2root) and challenges written in Spanish or English.


Important All Challenge Writeups are password protected with the corresponding flag.
Active machines writeups are protected with the corresponding root flag.

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It is totally forbidden to unprotect (remove the password) and distribute the pdf files of active machines, if we detect any misuse will be reported immediately to the HTB admins.
Anyway, all the authors of the writeups of active machines in this repository are not responsible for the misuse that can be given to the corresponding documents. Please think that this is done to share techniques not for spoilers.


If you want to incorporate your own writeup, notes, scripts or other material to solve the boot2root machines and challenges you can do it through a 'pull request' or by sending us an email to: hackplayers_at_Ymail.com.

In this way, you will be added to our top contributors list (see below) and you will also receive an invitation link to an exclusive Telegram group where several hints (not spoilers) are discussed for the HacktheBox machines.

Please consider protecting the text of your writeup (e.g. not allowing to be copied) so that it can not be easily shared on platforms such as Pastebin. Of course, if someone leaks a writeup of an active machine it is not the responsibility of the author. If we detect someone who does it, they will immediately report to the HTB Staff so they can take the appropriate measures.

Note: the minimum requirement to enter the "special" Telegram group is also to have a hacker level or higher (no script kiddies).


No ctry nick avatar team machines challenges
1 Fiti solitaire wolf Bashed, Arctic, Tenten, Celestial, Mirai, Nibbles, Sunday, Valentine, Dev0ops, Aragog, Canape, Mischief, Jerry, Olympus, Bounty, Access, Carrier, Curling, Dab, Ypuffy, Waldo, Secnotes, Irked, Frolic Impossible password, Widescreen, Unified, Milkshake, It's raining blood, Hackerman, Forest, Cartographer, 0ld is g0ld, HDC
2 drx51 solitaire wolf Celestial, Dev0ops, Nibbles, Shocker, Valentine, Bashed, Chatterbox, Jerry, Canape, Sense, Silo, Active, Waldo, Mischief, Stratosphere, Poison, Olympus, Tartarsauce
3 pimmytrousers BitsPlz Bounty, Celestial, Jerry, Poison, Sunday, Valentine, Canape, Stratosphere, Dev0ops
4 frosters solitaire wolf Aragog, Silo, Bounty, Rabbit, Dev0ps, Valentine, Secnotes, Oz
5 mcruz solitaire wolf Valentine, Jerry, Legacy, Poison, Sunday, Silo, Active, Hawk
6 artikrh Sushi Hawk, Stratosphere, Reddish, Waldo, Dab, Secnotes, Access
7 KaoRz L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Olympus, Secnotes, Ypuffy, Smasher Find the easy pass, Impossible Password, ropme, Old Bridge
8 volken checksec Poison, Jerry 0ld is g0ld, Blackhole, fs0ciety, Art, Inferno, misDIRection, Eternal Loop, Longbottom's Locker, Hackerman, Raining Blood, Unified
9 Sekisback solitaire wolf Carrier, Teacher, Ypuffy, Redcross, Lightweight
10 1v4n solitaire wolf Olympus, Jerry Da Vinci, Hackerman, Forest, fs0ciety, Weak RSA, Unified, SickTeacher
11 wilde Solitaire wolf Active, Waldo, Hawk, Zipper
12 manulqwerty L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Stratosphere, Canape, Nibbles, Bounty
13 fibbot solitaire wolf Celestial, Poison, Canape, Sunday
14 spenkk Sentry Bart, Dev0ops, Dropzone snake
15 amber solitaire wolf Vault, Giddy, Frolic, Chaos
16 ozunu OzunuClan Giddy, Irked, Teacher, Access
17 n4xh4ck5 solitaire wolf Jerry, PopCorn, Haircut, Curling
18 icebreakcrypt Solitaire wolf Massacre, Brainy's Cipher, Widescreen, Blackhole, Pusheen Loves Graphs, Milkshake, Raining blood
19 3v4Si0N L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Canape, TartarSauce, Bounty
20 Pitenager solitaire wolf Blue, Mirai, Nibbles Cartographer, Lernaean
21 x4nt0n AlphaPwner Sunday, Olympus, Access Marshal In The Middle
22 FrankyTech L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Active, Dev0ops, Olympus
23 TheLegend solitaire wolf Active, Dev0ops I know Mag1k, Snake
24 Paint solitaire wolf Carrier, Ethereal
25 Ghostpp7 L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Valentine, TartarSauce
26 kabutor solitaire wolf Aragog, Access
27 o00o solitarire wolf Reel, Nightmare
28 felli0t solitaire wolf DevOops, Chatterbox
29 CyberVaca L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Chatterbox, Reddish
30 b1gb1t r00th4ck Sunday, Active
31 roskyfrosky solitaire wolf Jerry, Celestial
32 Vis0r L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Blocky, Chatterbox
33 giru solitaire wolf Irked, Bounty
34 OscarAkaElvis L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Olympus The Art of Reversing, I know Mag1k, Retro
35 thereallulz solitaire wolf Retro, Monstrosity, Senseless Behaviour
36 luthorien ARGSS Not Art, Grammar, Hidden in Colors
37 absolutezero Sentry Fighter
38 xephrox solitaire wolf Mischief
39 worldunruled hackmethod Active
40 rtheory FlavorTown Reddish
41 thereverend solitaire wolf Active
42 Zaiuss L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 Celestial
43 attl4s juankeres Falafel
44 kauffman solitaire wolf Poison
45 revil solitaire wolf Sunday
46 k4nj1d solitaire wolf nibbles
47 giovii criuz Mischief
48 3zculprit solitaire wolf Olympus
49 w4tchw0lf L1k0rD3B3ll0t4 BitsNBytes, Monstrosity
50 SadFud solitaire wolf Impossible Password, Find the easy pass
51 FuxSocy PhobosGroup Dev0ops
52 abselithat Pratum Chatterbox
53 Killerloops prosegur Tear or dear
54 Renero criuz Digital Cube
55 Gibdeon PKTeam Old Bridge
56 therearwindow solitaire wolf Beatles
57 malwrecon solitaire wolf Ypuffy
58 labyrinth badwolf Ebola Virus
59 zdravich TMHC Carrier
60 epi Hackmethod Ypuffy
61 Wh04m1 YoRHa Ropme
62 coldBug NeatMalwAreParty Curling
63 dionero solitaire wolf Jerry
64 TheShahzada solitaire wolf Mischief
65 SadClown solitaire wolf Redcross
66 julianjm solitaire wolf Old Bridge
67 snowman418 solitaire wolf Reel
68 wilsonnkwan solitaire wolf Ethereal

Special note

Hack the Box is a superb platform to learn pentesting, there are many challenges and machines of different levels and with each one you manage to pass you learn a new thing. But talking among ourselves we realized that many times there are several ways to get rooting a machine, get a flag ... That's why we created this repository, as a site to share different unofficial writeups to see different techniques and acquire even more knowledge. That is our goal and our passion, to share to learn together.

Some people have been distrustful because in this repository there are writeups of active machines, even knowing that absolutely each one of them is protected with the corresponding password (root flag or challenge). But We did not want to give up this because we think the most interesting thing for a HTB player is to check other users' walkthroughs right after they get it, that is, not wait for weeks or months afterwards. For this reason, we have asked the HTB admins and they have given us a pleasant surprise: in the future, they are going to add the ability for users to submit writeups directly to HTB which can automatically be unlocked after owning a machine. And also, they merge in all of the writeups from this github page. Simply great!

Therefore it is a real pride that they have decided to include the functionality of this repo directly on their platform. When this is done, this Github will be migrated and will be inactive but with a pleasantly fulfilled mission. Until then, Keep pushing!

Hackplayers community, HTB Hispano & Born2root groups.