CTFing at Easter time was super challenging. Endless family commitments, using my iPhone to browse challenges while at the dinner table and thinking through how to attack them when I can finally get to a PC. Fortunately NDH seemed to go for long enough for me to at least try a few of the challenges, which I did!
Didn’t have time to do UIUCTF this year since it ran concurrently with NDH but I did this challenge to help a team member out who was doing it and it only took 15 minutes. It was a fun challenge called hype, worth 100 points.
Due to the rescheduling of Backdoor 2015 (due to cricket, blegh) I only got about 2 hours to play it. It seemed like a good variety of challenges and I think I would have got 7 or 8 done had it not been on a weekday when I had a tonne of other commitments. Anyway I got started with this challenge, it was easy but fun but only worth 70 points and In my opinion there were a lot of easier challenges worth more points. Still I got stuck down the rabbit hole anyway.
I haven’t ever done a mobile challenge before so I thought I’d give this a try as it was one of the earliest challenges made available on the 0ctf site when it began. The clue was only this:
What a strange CTF this one was. Judging by all the comments on CTFtime a lot of people couldn’t get past the registration page. I myself registered ok, it was in French but Google translate got the message across. When I began the CTF I immediately noticed that this was a challenge for beginners. That’s great I do need to brush up on my basic skills.