flick II vuln vm with a mobile twist

tl;dr

Flick II just got published on Vulnhub! You should try it =)

introduction

After about a year since Flick I, I have finally managed to get Flick II out to VulnHub. I learned a lot from Flick I and as a result applied it to Flick II. The making of Flick II was also a very different story. If I have to compare it to the first one (which took 3 nights to build start to finish), Flick II took waay longer. I think the total build / testing time must be over a month.

Originally I had a whole bunch of ideas, and after lots of trial and error, came to what it has become today. I have to give a special shouts to @s4gi_ for the inspiration to go with the mobile app idea and @barrebas for testing the first really broken version :P

preparation

I believe Flick II will be the first Vulnerable VM on @VulnHub with a mobile twist to it. That means you will need to either install the bundled .apk on an Android phone, or run it in an Android emulator in order to progress on the path to root! The .apk is self-signed so expect Android to complain about that if you install it on a phone. Don’t feel bad if you don’t trust me (aka. some random guy on the internet). If you don’t, your safest bet then is to use an emulator. The only real requirement for the .apk is that the mobile app must be able to speak to the VM and be run on a relatively recent Android version.

I hope you get to learn as much as I did making it!

Good luck! :D

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