Infosec Institute n00b Level 2
Seeing that the Image was broken I went to the source code to check why. There could have been two reasons - the file is not present at the path specified for the image or the file is not a proper image.
I clicked on
img/leveltwo.jpeg to open the file and it did exist. Hence the file can’t be an image otherwise it would have shown up on the page. I downloaded the file from here. You can also download it from here. Just open the link and press
Ctrl + s to save.
To see what kind of file it is I used the
leveltwo.jpeg: ASCII text
Oh Yeah! So we got something. Its simple text and not a
jpeg image at all. To see its contents I used
aW5mb3NlY19mbGFnaXNfd2VhcmVqdXN0c3RhcnRpbmc= . This is a cryptic looking string. Since it is alpha-numeric and has
= I suspected it be
base64 encoded. I decoded it from command-line:
echo 'aW5mb3NlY19mbGFnaXNfd2VhcmVqdXN0c3RhcnRpbmc=' | base64 --decode
Voila! There’s the flag.
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Infosec Institute n00b Level 1