Monthly Archives March 2016

VolgaCTF stepped up the difficulty this year over last year. Good stuff! Too bad they decided not to use IRC because they probably could've done a better job communicating. There were a lot of server issues and the programming (PPC) challenges were built to require way too many rounds. Tic-tac-toe was 2,000 rounds to begin with but it was quickly…

What a fun challenge. I've heard of some very simple solutions after I solved it but I'm fairly certain this way is the intended solution. We're given a server we can connect to (after solving a proof of work) that just drops us at a bash command prompt. There's very little to the clue, in fact, no text, just a…

Who doesn't love Pizza? Well actually I can't stand cheese but whatever, this challenge was fun but also quite easy. I started with standard recon, looking for low hanging fruit. I stumbled across the "blog" subsection of the website where there was a hint of a possible test point. Not usually thinking this would lead to too much, I asked…

Sorry but this challenge was not solved by me during the competition but afterwards I came to know the solution by way of IRC and wanted to document it in case I forget. It was only worth 2 points but was solved by very few teams during the competition. Normally I don't let this bug me but I missed these…

BKP for 2016 is over, fantastic CTF and this year they stepped it up with the difficulty and quality of challenges. BKP last year was the first CTF I've ever done so revisting BKP felt very sentimental for me. I liked the look of this challenge when it was posted during the CTF because I love me some RSA attacks.…

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