Reflections on ECSC 2021

Note: I updated my Ghost instance but forgot to back up images, so all of the images that were on this blog are now gone forever. cries but anyway The Story And Some NotesIn September, I was fortunate enough to be selected as a team member of Team Ireland. I…

H@cktivityCon 2021 CTF

I participated in the H@cktivityCon 2021 CTF alongside some talented hackers - we placed 57th out of over 2,000 participating teams. My contributions weren't that big - but I did learn a lot. Most of the challenges I solved were easy. Bad Words The general aim of Bad…

Intigriti XSS Challenge - August 2021 - A venture into prototype pollution

When I started the challenge, I was greeted with this: Hovering over the links, I noticed that the links contained a recipe parameter. So, I opened the link in a new tab. Clearly the parameter was being processed somewhere, so figuring out where it was taking place was important. In…

Bsides Dublin CTF

This is my account of my first CTF. It started at 10:30am or so. Having had no previous experience with CTFs, this CTF really hooked me into the world of competitive hacking. I'll only be talking about the problems I solved here. BSides DublinBSides DublinI ended up in 27th…