Category: Forensics Points: 50 Description:
We need to gain access to the school routers to cover our tracks. Let's try and see if we can find the password in the network data we captured earlier: data.pcap
It looks like an Administrator might have accessed the routers earlier. He had to have logged in with his password. Where would log in data be located in a network capture?
Looking up the
data.pcap file in Wireshark lands us with packet #122
HTML Form URL Encoded: application/x-www-form-urlencoded Form item: "userid" = "randled" Key: userid Value: randled Form item: "pswrd" = "OFBGRW8wdHRIUQ==" Key: pswrd Value: OFBGRW8wdHRIUQ==
OFBGRW8wdHRIUQ== as the flag results in invalid... but wait, that looks like base64!
$ echo "OFBGRW8wdHRIUQ==" | base64 -d 8PFEo0ttHQ
Therefore, the flag is