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@RealTryHackMe #AdventOfCyber Series: Challenge 11 – Where Are The Reindeers? #TisTheSeasonForHacking

Another day, another challenge…

In this post, we’re starting a new series the Advent of Cyber series that is hosted by TryHackMe. This is the third year of the Advent of Cyber where a challenge is released everyday leading to Christmas. In total there will be 25 challenges. In these challenges, we’re McSkidy an elf trying to save Christmas.

In our eleventh challenge, we’re presented with a scenario where McDatabaseAdmin has been locked out of the Microsoft MySQL Server (MS MQL Server) as the grinch has changed the password. Oh no!!! We need to probe to get McDatabaseAdmin’s access back. Time is of the essence as this server handles Santa’s transportation for Christmas!

Let’s delve a bit deeper into MS SQL Server. It’s a Relational Database Management System (RDMS). The database is comprised of tables. Each table has a column which represents a record of a relationship (group) of data. Also, in a table are columns. A column in a table represents how to describe the data. For instance, if we had a customer’s table sample columns would be – First Name, Last Name, Address, City, State, Zip. All the attributes to describe where a person lives.

Can we use the information we learned about MS SQL Server to find the password and keep Santa’s travel on track for Christmas?

Well… click the below video to find out!

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