This is the blog of Thomas Williams (aka bootlesshacker).

This is a cybersecurity blog consisting mainly of my Capture the Flag articles, and the occasional tech story.

I encourage anyone who is interested in cybersecurity to give my CTF’s a go – I’m keen to obtain feedback to see what people think about them.

I am learning more about cybersecurity every day, and I’m an active user of VulnHub, TryHackMe, and HackTheBox. Follow me on my journey to gaining OSCP certification. Through this blog, I hope to give back to the community that has helped me get to where I am today.

If you have any questions about my CTF’s or just want to get in touch, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

My progress to OSCP

There are a number of different skills I want to improve on before starting my OSCP certification. The skills listed below don’t make a conclusive list of what’s needed for OSCP, but they’re the skills I want to focus on most.

Linux Privilege Escalation: 80%
Windows Privilege Escalation: 45%
Pre/Post Exploitation Enumeration: 50%
Manual SQLi: 80%
AV Evasion: 10%
Windows Buffer Overflows: 65%
Python Scripting: 80%
Bash Scripting: 50%

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