After being on HTB from few weeks and after some great people guidance me all the way from scratch, I myself started from very bottom to assure that I didn’t knew anything either when i started to further justify this
but over time with right efforts and lots of advice from better than me people i realized to improve you just need to make efforts and please drop the mindset of “Points/Leaderboard” they are not real however what you learn and take back is real and can be applied in real life, so “TRY HARDER” everyone is lost once in a while and it’s not wrong to take hints but there’s ad difference in trying hard and asking for hints and expecting people to give out answers just because you don’t want to “Google”, to those who are looking for resources plenty of them on google, if you can’t develop a method of enumerating the boxes correctly VulnHub is amazing place to start maybe read writeups on like 5 boxes and then come back and attempt your very first box on HTB, meanwhile the HTB team is surely trying to introduce some starter labs to get new people comfortable, I am sure it’s coming sooner or later but till then please “Try Harder” ask hints not answers because you can get help on boxes on this website but real life isn’t really going to work that way! so it’s best to just let go of the greed of points and work on the boxes to learn!
Secondly, I myself want to contribute to learning of new people in the community so I am doing writeups so you can know how to tackle basic applications like "WP Blogs,Command Line Injects, how to get reverse shells,how to use dirb and with time we will progress to Rev Engineering,BoFs and all the elite topics
Lastly Ippsec’s youtube channel is simply AMAZING to learn stuff I just can’t put in words how much i learn every time i saw a new video from that guy and if you still feel stuck always feel free to talk about stuff in Shoutbox surely someone will help you but it’s preferred you ask topics not boxes so you can take home some lesson!
I am further attaching the links I really find useful as a starter.
Get more boxes :-
Ippsec’s Channel :-
Abatchy’s blog :-
My Blog :-
Sorry for a long post I really hope it’s helpful and we can drop the habit of asking “Boxes” and if you are really stuck with some box or topic ask for it in Shoutbox or if you want you can PM people willing to help I am no hacker god but even you can PM me i will try my level best to help you out!