The first of the HackThis levels is pretty simple. Basic+ 1 starts out with a simple text-file.

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The message contains a hyperlinked text-file..

Download the file to your PC.

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Right click b1.txt and save it to your PC.

Open the file, you’ll notice that there’s a bunch of nonsensical text in there.

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The text in the file makes no sense.

Change the file extension. The data is not readable in txt format.

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Right-click the file then rename it..

The file extension is jpg. You may need to use trial and error to come to this by yourself.

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Just delete the .txt extension and type in .jpg

Press Yes when asked. The file will not become unstable.

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The file is already unstable!

Open the image, or just look at the thumbnail!

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The user has hidden his details in an image file!

There’s the username and password to complete the level!

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