I finally had some free time open up, so I decided to attempt Mirai on hackthebox. Getting the user flag was incredibly easy, but I struggled getting root. I read some comments on the forums hinting that “everything is a file” on Linux. After attempting a lot of different things, I gave up for the day and went to sleep. After class I thought about it more and I also realized that I was literally looking at the answer the entire time. After finding a super simple command, I found the root flag. I definitely learned a lot from attempting this one and would recommend it for anyone else that is getting started on HTB.