A blog about cybersecurity by Cybix AB

1337 Santas Nice List


Santa Claus, the merry overseer of the North Pole, recently declared himself an ’elite hacker’. Brimming with confidence, he set out to master the intricacies of C programming and Python scripting, envisioning a high-tech revolution for his workshop. However, Santa’s understanding of these programming languages was as muddled as a blizzard, and his grasp on Linux permissions was as unstable as a sled on thin ice. The centerpiece of Santa’s digital foray was his treasured ‘Nice List’ web app, which, contrary to tradition, catalogued the world’s most commendable ethical hackers.…
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Writeup for the easy ranked Hack The Boo CTF challenge Pinata


Recon It’s october and Cybersecurity awareness month and a lot of events are going on in the Cybersecurity arena. We found out about Hack The Boo CTF that goes on in parallell with Huntress CTF. I was already heavily invested in that one but what can be more fun than one CTF? Maybe two at the same time!! :) This is how the CTF is described: Are you afraid of the dark?…
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Exploiting CVE-2023-38831 with my bare hands


This time I thought we should take look at a new CVE and dig in to some of it’s inner workings. I will try to show how simple it is to exploit as soon as there are publicly known details. The question here is if it was more dangerous as a zero day or is it more dangereous now when there are free PoC:s for everybody to use? This is what I will be trying to do:…
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Writeup for the medium ranked THM room Obscure


The sun is shining outside. But there’s always a few hours to spend on what you really like. I have been competing hard at Hack The Box for a few years. Just after I made it to the magic count of 100 hacked boxes I also reached number one on the Swedish chart. I tried to keep that position for a while but came to the insight that I keept doing stuff that did not further enhance my knowledge, just keeping my position in a chart.…
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