Today has solely consisted of playing around/struggling with the hack-the-box devel machine. While there are write ups of how to do this machine(including ones that I have done in the past, which I only have a very foggy recollection of), I am trying to work through this as nearly on my own as I can. I think I have a basic plan of attack and have been able to get an unelevated shell by uploading a .asp webshell that I was able to use to run a netcat shell that I hosted on a SMB server. Right now I am reviewing my powershell knowledge(mostly as an excuse to do this, I know that I could just look up the specifc way to do this) so that I can try to run the sherlock.ps1 exploit discoverer from the smb server. I know that I could use metasploit or the windows-vuln python script, but I would like to see if I can get it to work doing it this way.
There are a lot of strategies in here that I think will be helpful for our somewhat aspie son. It is a bit funny as what the author (or at least his editors) describes as an “explosive child” seems to fit the description of children with Aspergers (mild ASD according to DSM 5) exactly. It does make me wonder if many of the children labeled as “explosive” or “difficult” really are Aspies at heart. A book title Learning to Mitigate the Meltdowns of Your Child With Asperger’s would sell considerably fewer copies though.
Either way, it appears that many of the strategies and the mindset that the author asserts are sound. He says they are backed up by years of academic research. I haven’t had the chance to read the research he is refering to. Or even to see if he has included citations in the back of the book…yeah, I need to do that.
However, trying to adopt the mind set that children that act like this do not possess the tools to deal with many situations and therefore the goal to have as a parent is to try to help the child gain the tools to deal with a situation appears to be sound. I tried to engage this strategy as best I understood it at bed time and to a situation involving a broken flashlight. It seemed to be quite effective, he did a much better job dealing with both situations when I was able to help him figure out how do the things that he either wanted or knew that he needed to do. The topic of problem solving may require its own post or series of posts in the future.
Overall I am quite impressed so far and highly recommend it to any parents with either Aspies or “explosive” kids.
- Chapter 8 of [The Twilight of the God](https://amzn.to/3hZRUmR).