Unix 03

This exercise is one of our challenges to help you learn more about Unix/Linux

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In this challenge, you will log in using the username `pentesterlab` and the password `pentesterlab`. The lab focuses on understanding the importance of command history in Unix systems, particularly through the `bash` shell. The `bash` shell stores a list of previously executed commands in a hidden file named `.bash_history` located in the user's home directory. This file can contain valuable information that may be crucial for security assessments or during a compromise.

To access this file, you will navigate to the home directory of the `victim` user, list all files including hidden ones using the `ls -a` command, and then read the contents of the `.bash_history` file with the `cat` command. By analyzing the command history, you will look for keys or other sensitive information that may have been left behind by the user. This exercise demonstrates the risks associated with command history and the steps attackers might take to exploit this information.

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