Basic 1: The Idiot Test

The idiot test? Ever wondered why it is called so? Well, the first level of these basic mission is to make sure if you can continue with the further levels or not. If you are reading this, its probably you don’t know how to find the password to move on to next level. But don’t give up on learning so early.

Advice: if you want to be a hacker, learn and not beg.

This level is what we call “The Idiot Test”, if you can’t complete it, don’t give up on learning all you can, but, don’t go begging to someone else for the answer, thats one way to get you hated/made fun of. Enter the password and you can continue.

Well, the answer to this problem is very simple. As the description says, you need to enter a password to continue, but where is the password? Lets move on a little and read the help, so the help says, ” If you have no idea what to do, you must learn HTML(aka source file).” it is what you need to move on.

For those who don’t know what HTML is, HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language which is used to make web pages, every page that you see on web contains HTML. In case you don’t know it, visit Google or W3schools to learn this language.

To pass this level you need to know how comments work in HTML and what is there use. And to get to those comments we need the HTML code. There are many ways you can get the HTML file of a web page, like pressing the ctrl+U key(chrome or mozilla firefox) or right-click->view source(safari) or view->page source(internet explorer) or find it yourself in case of other browsers.

So you have got the HTML file, just look for the comments that you think will help you. And you can move on….

What you learnt?

When ever want to exploit a web page, look for its source code and it will provide you with enough information to begin the exploit.

Good luck!!!

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Abhishek Gupta

I am Abhishek from Lucknow (India). I have been working as a software engineer from last 6+ years, and its my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice.
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