HackTheBox for Learning Hacking


(Security Architect & Founder) #16

That’s awesome man. Yeah, walkthroughs are super helpful.

I find it’s a great platform for newbies. There is a lot to learn through playing.

We’ve even played it at work when we’ve hammered through a heavy project and it’s a Friday afternoon. I learnt how to exploit XXE through HTB as well as a good platform to learn my enumeration skills.

(R00t9) #17

How i can access https://www.hackthebox.eu


You have to “hack it” to make your own account. Actually that you have to do is to invite yourself with the invite code. Search the invite code at their website and you are done :slight_smile:

(Occupi) #19

I really enjoyed the HTB invite-hacking process. It felt very much like a good use of my technical abilities, plus it gives great insight as to what to expect on the rest of the site.


Sure, they give you a taste but i see this first challenge like a “people filter”. They can’t all join but some of them who have some skills or one idea for hacking, maybe…

(Security Architect & Founder) #21

I think it’s a good thing.

It’s not very difficult to get, and it means you don’t end up with overcrowded boxes.

Persistence! Tip: inspect element and JavaScript.

(Imagamer1) #22

For someone like me with not as much experience in InfoSec whereas I have plausible knowledge in programming this is very nice to say the least.

(Fox Mulder) #23

Can I get invite code please ? :slight_smile: Would love to check it out and partake.

(Security Architect & Founder) #24

No - nobody here will give you the invite code.

You need to find it yourself. If you know inspect element, you can do it.

(Fox Mulder) #25

LOL should of guessed signing up is the first challenge… will take a peek at source.

(Occupi) #26

Trust me when I tell you that if you can’t hack the invite code process, you’ll have a lot of trouble on HackTheBox. Most of the actually CTF challenges are leagues beyond the hack involved to obtain an invite. It is a very good investment of your time, though. Use the tools available to you (your browser, other networking tools on your PC) and if you persevere you’ll get it.

(Fox Mulder) #27

“Please check your inbox for an email verification link.”

More like crypto puzzles :stuck_out_tongue:

(Community & PR manager) #28

While hackthebox is a great platform, I also feel I should warn you about some “risks”. Unlike vulnhub, htb is an online platform, meaning other, more skilled hackers, can be on the same box as you while you are still on it. Htb certainly takes measures to protect you, but they can’t do everything. They attract highly skilled people too, and god knows what their intentions might be. Htb states this themselves.

I recommend to use a vm specifically for htb just in case it gets compromised. If you be wise with htb, it is a WONDERFUL platform!

(Doctor Doom) #29

First of all, I want to congratulate @pry0cc for making this partnership happen. And, of course, the others involved and HackTheBox for offering an excellent platform for us to have fun; improve creativity and pentest skills. This whole thing is awesome!

I’m new to the pentesting area. I came from the REsearch area (on Linux environment). So, I have some familiarity with low-level things. I believe that every researcher must obtain the skill and malice of a pentester. – That’s the reason why I’m here and be enrolled in HTB.

I’ve my subscription in a couple months ago, but I really start to playing in a couple weeks. In a few days, I acquired my VIP pass at HTB for the same reason of…

There’s another platform that I was impressed with. So, I believe it’s worth giving support to them as well: https://attackdefense.com/members (from PentesterAcademy)

(Security Architect & Founder) #30

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(Vanquish) #31

Yes HackTheBox anc attackdefense.com are the two main sites I highly recommend.

Not all have the budget, but I invest in a home lab which has switches and two enterprise servers with ESXi to work on devops stuff and learning containerization, security tools, and more.

(C Huffstetler) #32

There’s a page for invite 5hen you basically have to hack in.

(Dawn Michelle Kimber) #33

This is a great idea! I don’t have all that much space for any more virtual boxes on my computer. I have a couple right now, but I would like to play with more. This is a great opportunity to do so!


I found out about this partnership only now, shame on me. Projects like this should be very good incentives to push people into making their contribution for this community, because we all benefit from it and these are great opportunities to learn new things and have fun together. Thank you @pry0cc, it’s time to get some work done.

(Security Architect & Founder) #35

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