New Lab Machine: 109 AS45

Today we’ve introduced a new machine to the Virtual Hacking Labs. We’ve named this machine ‘AS45’ and it has been classified as a beginner machine. AS45 is now available on all labs, reset panels and is added to the lab progress page to track your lab progress. There’s also a few hints on the AS45 lab page to help you move forward if you’re stuck at this machine. Beginner machines on the Virtual Hacking Labs generally require a single step to get root/administrator access which is also the case for AS45. Unless you’re an experienced expert, we recommend to attempt this beginner machine before attempting advanced machines on the lab network.

New Lab Machines

We are working hard to provide regular updates for the VHL labs and courseware to keep it challenging for all new and existing students. We’ve created this machine as part of a new series of advanced machines that will replace some of the existing machines on the lab network. With these new machines we’re aiming to keep the labs actual with recent vulnerabilities and cover a wider range of vulnerabilities and attack vectors for you to explore. In the upcoming weeks we will mark the machines that will be replaced with a retirement date on the lab progress page. At the retirement date the machines will be removed from the labs, reset panels and the lab progress page. If you already compromised one or more marked machines, or root them while they’re marked, you can still submit them in your report for the Certificate of Completion.

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