TryHackMe: Cryptography for Dummies Walkthrough.
You can access the room through this link: https://tryhackme.com/room/cryptographyfordummies
Task 1 :- Intro
I understand why cryptography is important! → No answer needed.
Task 2 :- Types of cryptography
What type of cryptography is more secure? → Asymmetric.
What type of cryptography is faster? → Symmetric.
What type of cryptography will a Bank site use? → Asymmetric.
What will you use to encrypt your messages in asymmetric cryptography? → public key.
What will you use to decrypt messages in asymmetric cryptography? → private key.
Does symmetric cryptography use two different keys for encryption/decryption? (yea/nay) → nay.
Task 3 :- What is a hash?
I understand what are hashes! → No answer needed.
Hint :- There are plenty of online tools to generate hashes! Link.
What’s the MD5 hash of “hashes are cool”? → f762d32e3c160900d94b683e927555b9
What does MD5 stand for? → message digest 5
Hint :- Research! Link.
Who created MD5? → Ronald Rivest
Task 4 :- Decoding/encoding
Hint :- There are a plenty of online tools for decoding/encoding Base64! Link.
Encode the string “cryptographyisuseful” with Base64 → Y3J5cHRvZ3JhcGh5aXN1c2VmdWw=
Decode the string “dGhlIHNlY3JldCB3b3JkIGlzIDogd2F0ZXJtZWxvbg==”. What’s the secret word? → watermelon
Task 5 :- Thanks for reading!
Note :- Always terminate the machine you deployed in this room.
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