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In this exercise, you will have to crack a password protected zip file and recover its contents. All required libraries are available on the lab system. We have also provided a dictionary file.
You will be programming using a Jupyter Notebook. We would recommend going through the basics online, if you have never used them.
Once you start the lab, the lab questions can be viewed using the file challenge_1.ipynb
The Python library you can use to solve this challenge is zipfile. It is already installed in the lab system.
One possible solution is available in the file: challenge_1_solution.ipynb
The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:
- Using automated scanners
- Using brute force attacks
- Denial of Service attacks
- Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
- Attacking the lab infrastructure
Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website.
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