The password for the next level is stored in the file data.txt in one of the few human-readable strings, beginning with several ‘=’ characters.
Commands you may need to solve this level: grep, sort, uniq, strings, base64, tr, tar, gzip, bzip2, xxd
If we do an ‘ls -la’ we can see the files in the home directory.There is a file data.txt, if we cat this file we get a weird looking output, because the file is probably not human readable.
Lets use the command strings to see what we get as output.
We can see the line starting with === and the password next to it. But lets get a cleaner output by using grep.
strings data.txt | grep =="
Now we see a few lines with the password in it.
there is the password.