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Connect to the server using the following credentials:
Level Goal is:
The password for the next level is stored in /etc/bandit_pass/bandit14 and can only be read by user bandit14. For this level, you don’t get the next password, but you get a private SSH key that can be used to log into the next level. Note: localhost is a hostname that refers to the machine you are working on
If we take a look at the folder contents, we can see the mentioned private SSH key:
bandit13@bandit:~$ ls sshkey.private
Now just simply connect to the bandit server (which is the server we are already on) using the private key:
ssh -i sshkey.private bandit14@localhost -p 22