The purpose of this is to make very short, 10-30 minute exercises designed to teach you new techniques and get your hacker juices flowing.
The challenges are supposed to be basic, and not extensive at all. Sharing on how to solve these during the open-challenge window is permitted and good hints are encouraged.
At the end of the day this initiative isn’t designed to make you feel dumb, isn’t designed to make you bang your head against a wall for hours on end, it’s literally supposed to give you a small lab environment to exploit a specific vulnerability.
Think of it as a quick fortnightly warmup.
Categories will range from a wide array of topics from Web, Linux, Forensics, Crypto.