Tentra wrote:enrajb wrote:If so, these types of missions need a nice, fat, flashing red warning saying USING DEVELOPER TOOLS IS CHEATING
Who said that?
Well, I don't know, that's why I qualified the statement with "If so".
I just get the feeling that using developer tools in a browser is kinda like using debug tools in a videogame.
cyberdrain wrote:This has been said a lot of times, but I'll say it again: it's not using tools that's the problem, it's using tools without knowing what they do or how they work. <br><br>If all you can do is press a button to hack something, you might as well train a monkey to do it for you. If on the other hand you know why the tool does what it does and how it works and optionally (dare I say it) you could even code it yourself, then you've learnt something, which is the point.
The thing about these tools is, I solved Mission 5 completely oblivious to the fact that referrers came into play. I feel like I missed something, and would have just gone on missing it if I hadn't looked here. Referrers never even crossed my mind; I was hunting through the source for a CSRF token to check if that's what the "added security" was supposed to be.
cyberdrain wrote:This can be tested for pretty easily: do you know what a referer is now and how they work and more importantly how and why they sometimes don't when you're messing with them?
Well, yeah, I could have done the mission just as well with curl once I knew referrers were a factor.