Background: What is Overthewire? Its essentially a bunch of virtual machines you can connect to for games, or exercises. It ramps up from basic operation system familiarization into full blown exploitation and cryptography in the higher levels.

Bandit Level 0 Objective Connect to the overthewire game server using SSH Intel Given
* Hostname:
* Login: bandit0
* Password: bandit0

How to To use the SSH protocol on Windows you’ll need some sort of SSH application, if you are using linux or OS:X this can be accomplished through the terminal.
* Windows: Download Putty[3] for Windows and follow the many tutorials that can be found online on how to connect to an SSH service.
* nix: from terminal type ‘ssh’

Conclusion You may have received a few prompts regarding RSA keys, or a warning that someone may be eavesdropping on you. I urge you to research further on that topic, for now don’t be worried.