Looking to learn the ins and outs of password cracking using Hashcat? Than this is the blog for you!
New NCL Coaches: Read for a gentle introduction.
Seasoned Coaches: Read for a new take on how to help your students succeed.
0x600DF00D breaks down how to coach, what to coach, and ways to incorporate NCL into the classroom, all while honoring the Rules of Conduct.
Taisa played her first season of NCL entirely from a browser-only device and shares her top resources and tricks for competing in less-than-ideal circumstances. Even if you've got Kali running as a VM, low-tech and browser-based tools can be a great way to check your work, troubleshoot your process, or collaborate with teammates in the cloud.
When CrackStation, hashcat, and the infamous rockyou.txt wordlist aren't cracking those harder passwords, Aaron James shows you where he turns next in this advanced tour of password cracking tools and tricks.
Toolkit limitations? Many NCL challenges can be completed using a single, ubiquitous, user-friendly tool: a web browser! MistressVenom shows you her favorite password cracking websites. Let someone else's computer do the heavy lifting!
Working in a virtual machine is a sub-optimal experience. What if we told you there's a way to run the Kali Linux terminal natively inside of Windows? Aaron James demonstrates how to install and compete using command-line tools on Windows Subsystem for Linux—no clunky VM required!
Humans are bad at passwords. It's true. We're terrible at making them, we're terrible at remembering them, and we're terrible at assessing their quality. It's difficult to emphasize just how terrible we are without demonstrating just how easy they are to break—so that's exactly what Paul Buonopane is going to do.
This special post represents the combined wisdom of all the NCL Player Ambassadors, the NCL Commissioner, and the Game-makers at Cyber Skyline. What single DO and DON'T would each insider advise for your success in the NCL Games?
John "Mako" McGill
Discover what's lurking beneath the surface of your operating system! Back with more shark analogies, Mako discusses how we can use the built-in scripting engines in Linux and Windows—Bash and Powershell—to automate and simplify (almost) everything in the NCL, broken down by domain.