CSCI 7000 - Ethical Hacking - Fall 2012

Homework #2

Due: Oct 17th, 2012 at 11am

For all homework submissions, you must show your method as well as your solution. I love reading narratives, "I first tried this, but couldn't get it working because of that..." Explain your thinking and you'll get more points!

1. Reach level 5 on razor. In order to receive credit, you must have a user account belonging to group lev5, and you must submit a write-up on how you broke each level. Include details (both narrative and code please). You are allowed to work in teams of at most two people. Teams need only have 1 member account at level 5, and only need to turn in one document.

2. Extra Credit

Don't do this unless you have already reached level 5 on razor and you want to do more.

Get to vortex4 on vortex. Refer to the vortex leveling guide to see how it works (it's quite different from razor). Same deal as above: you must document your work in order to receive credit.

3. Extra Credit

Compare the security advantages/disadvantages of the two environments: razor versus vortex. Give some examples of how to harrass other players on each machine. Which environment allows you to harrass other players more effectively?