Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

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Hackers:Tactics - Part 4 - The Stronghold Combo

Postby Luminaar » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:05 am

Infiltrating a network is not just about getting your foot in the door.

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Thus the good fighter is able to secure himself against defeat. - Sun Tzu
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You'll also need to defend your foothold and stop the network from slamming the door in your face.
Here are some defensive tips that even script kiddies should understand.

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The direct method may be used for joining battle, but indirect methods will be needed in order to secure victory. - Sun Tzu
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While the premise of this combo seems basic, the Stronghold is the foundation of many advanced tactics, one of which we've already talked about previously here.

ICE Walls have a very fast install time, and can quickly shield a node against attacks, enabling the installation of the slower, stronger Protector, which will regenerate itself while under attack, enabling you to launch an assault without worrying about losing your ground.

A great use of this tactic is to secure nodes with lots of program slots that can be used to cause chaos! Securing a Black ICE or a Guardian in the heart of a network can cause devastation when it is properly defended.

Additionally, if you used the Flanking tactic mentioned last time to capture a weak shortcut, you can also use this combo to quickly secure a node, while setting up for a modified Sweeper combo which uses Protector instead of Shocker, or one the combos we have coming next time ...

Disclaimer: No warranty is implied or guaranteed by these statements.

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