100% Practical

Theory is vital, but practice is the true reality check.
Ready to test your skills in action?

Practical Training

At Your Own Pace

Not a once-off thing. It’s an ongoing effort where you decide how much you want to train.

No Hand-Holding

It’s just you! Your brain, your skills and your good friend, the Internet. Will you #HackTheBox?

Fully Gamified
Lab Environment

Points, badges, “Hall of Fame”, first blood, teams!
Gamification is part of our platform’s DNA.

Hands-On Penetration Testing

STARTING POINT

Learning To Hack?
Start Here!

Starting Point provides all the basic skills you need to progress through the Hack The Box platform. Ready to kick off your hacking journey?

Top-Notch Hacking Content

0 Machines

Where the hacking magic happens.

From scalable difficulty to different operating systems and attack paths, our machine
pool is limitlessly diverse. Matching any hacking taste and skill level!

Vulnerable
VMs

Be a master of offensive security by
penetrating vulnerable virtual systems.

Top-Quality Content

Always up-to-date, curated, top-quality
hacking content. Be a master exploiter.

ic-linux Blunder

EASY

ic-windows Bastard

MEDIUM

ic-linux Safe

EASY

ic-linux Valentine

EASY

ic-linux Apocalyst

MEDIUM

ic-linux Haircut

MEDIUM

ic-linux Delivery

EASY

ic-linux Smasher

INSANE

ic-linux Lame

EASY

ic-linux Stratosphere

MEDIUM

ic-windows Devel

EASY

ic-linux Popcorn

MEDIUM

ic-windows Ethereal

INSANE

ic-linux Academy

EASY

ic-linux Mischief

INSANE

ic-windows Atom

MEDIUM

ic-windows APT

INSANE

ic-linux Sink

INSANE

ic-linux Traverxec

EASY

ic-linux Frolic

EASY

ic-linux Hawk

MEDIUM

ic-linux Unobtainium

HARD

ic-windows Reel2

HARD

ic-linux Compromised

HARD

ic-linux Irked

EASY

ic-linux Blocky

EASY

ic-windows Sizzle

INSANE

ic-windows Arctic

EASY

ic-linux Travel

HARD

ic-linux Player

HARD

ic-windows Optimum

EASY

ic-linux Oouch

HARD

ic-windows Jeeves

MEDIUM

ic-linux LaCasaDePapel

EASY

ic-windows Bart

MEDIUM

ic-linux Chainsaw

HARD

0 Challenges

Challenge accepted. Docker spawned.

Challenges are bite-sized applications focusing on different hacking fields.
Target the one you wish to conquer and become a pro!

Diverse Categories

From web to cryptography, reversing to forensics,
which hacking concept will you explore?

Scalable Difficulty

Even if you are new to this game or a master
of reverse shells, we got you covered!

TRACKS

Get Right On Track

HTB Machines and Challenges tied together for players to progress through mastering a particular subject like Binary Exploitation or OWASP Top 10.

Tracks
Machines & Challenges

Move Up The Ranks

Progress in Hack The Box means cybersecurity and career progress. Get ready for the InfoSec industry by moving up the HTB ranks. From "Noob" to "Omniscient"!

NEW RANK

Rank Badge
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ENDGAMES & FORTRESSES

Welcome To The Endgame

Endgames are advanced vulnerable labs simulating infrastructures that can be
found in a real-world attack scenario of any company or organization.

Realistic Attack Scenarios

Corporate-like scenarios simulating
a real-life environment.

Various Exploits

Multiple attack paths and
components in the same network.

Fortresses Created By Companies

Fortresses are vulnerable labs that any company can host in Hack The Box and fully customize
them. With several flags across the network, all our members can practice, prove their skills, and
impress the creators.

Interested in hosting a Business Fortress? Let's Talk

TESTIMONIALS

What Our
Players Say

Hacking Labs FAQ

Don’t worry, we got you covered! The Introduction to Hack The Box article on our Knowledge Base has all you need to know about getting started with HTB. And so the hacking journey begins! Are you excited?
Machines are vulnerable virtual boxes containing a user and a root flag. In order to get the flags, you need to find the initial foothold, become a standard user to the machine, and then do privilege escalation to root. Challenges, on the other hand, are focused on a specific hacking category like web, reversing, cryptography, etc. By solving them, you get flags and points.
Active labs are always free. Within the HTB platform, players can find hacking content (Machines, Challenges, Endgames, Fortresses) divided in two categories: “Active” and “Retired”. We release one new active (free) machine every week, and also retire one machine at the same time. Retired content is accessible only by VIP/VIP+ users including official write-ups and video walkthroughs.
VIP and VIP+ subscriptions, either monthly or annual, are the best way to access limitless hacking resources! You can cancel at any time. Find all perks of VIP and VIP+ here.
Endgames are for anyone Guru Rank and above and Fortresses for anyone Hacker Rank and above. Pro Labs are subscription-based (not included in VIP/VIP+) and at the end a certification of completion is granted. Find out more about Pro Labs here.

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