[Article]-Frosty the Snow Crash

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    • #1848
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Have fun with this great, new challenge and have a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at EH-Net.

      Permamnent Link: [Article]-Frosty the Snow Crash

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      Like it or not, it’s that time of year again. At least we have the continuing EH-Net tradition of an Ed Skoudis Holiday Challenge to get you through those days of brain freeze… and maybe even system freezes. Dive into the head of Ed Skoudis as he takes you into the cyberpunk world of Neal Stephenson with a little twist as only Ed can deliver.

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      Remember Challenge Fans, as always, we’ll award three prizes: One for the best technical answer, one for the most creative answer that is technically correct, and one awarded to a winner chosen randomly. Thus, if you can’t answer all of the questions, still send something in to qualify for the random winner. This month’s prize is my book, Malware: Fighting Malicious Code, which I authored with Lenny Zeltser.

      [align=right:1iobwr5a]–Ed Skoudis, Intelguardians
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      Don

    • #14866
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      We initially thought that our good friend, Ed Skoudis, needed a holiday break. But no rest for the challenge meister!!

      He has agreed to keep the challenge window open until Monday Jan 7, 2008.

      Good luck, have fun and happy holidays,
      Don

    • #14867
      edskoudis
      Participant

      Hey guys… diligent reader Andy tried Mike Poor’s recipe for cooking turkey on a MacBook Pro, and kindly suggested some updates.  Apparently, the original recipe, which does make a tasty turkey, slimes the MacBook Pro.  Doh!  Who would have guessed that?  Happily, Andy amended the recipe to make it safer for the laptop as follows:

      “Oh yeah, Mr. Poor’s recipe is crap.  I’m sitting here with a weird
      gelatinous goo dripping between my legs, the bottom of my MacBook Pro
      is almost too slippery for me to type, AND I’m only trying this with a
      10lb turkey, well below the specified 20lb limit.  As my momma always
      said, turkeys are suppose to be cooked in a bag…or deep fried but
      that’s off topic.  Please Mr. Poor, do not be offended but I would
      recommend changing the recipe to include a cooking bag.  If you are
      concerned about not getting that nice, crispy, artery-clogging skin,
      may I also recommend removing the bag for the last quarter of the
      remaining battery charging time and start a Vista image in Fusion…”

      Thanks, Andy, for the helpful suggestion.  Oh, and pass on the thanks from the whole Ethical Hacking community to your Momma.

      –Ed.

    • #14868
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Only 6 days left. Hey… at least we gave you an extra weekend. Or you could just use all that extra time during this short work week where evreyone but us IT folk took the rest of the week off.  😮

      Don

    • #14869
      Clay Briggs
      Participant

      I really do need to write up a submission for this thing… but ug if I haven’t been slammed at the office.  That, and I’m trying to finalize my preparations for my CCNA at the end of the month.

    • #14870
      icetek
      Participant

      Hey g00d_4sh,

      If you have time over the next few days I would highly recommend trying the challenge. I had a lot of fun with it and learned as well. The only problem i had was obsessing over the things i didn’t understand until I figured them out… who needs sleep anyway  😉

      Oh, and good luck with the CCNA! I’d be curious to see how that goes for you.

      ~icetek

    • #14871
      cringe
      Participant

      This was a pretty fun challenge. As always, can’t wait to see the winning responses!  🙂

    • #14872
      Clay Briggs
      Participant

      I kick myself for not having made time to submit a response.  Unfortunately I was swamped at work, and with my finalized CCNA work.  Needless to say, I did learn a decent bit through the cursory search on some of the commands used in the challenge and their options.  I had no clue that wmic was that interesting. 

    • #14873
      cringe
      Participant

      I’m kinda new here so please excuse my ignorance, but when are the winners usually announced? Not that I’m going to win ;), but I do enjoy seeing the winning responses!

    • #14874
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Hey cringe,

      Thanks for your interest in the challenges. The answers and winners are usually posted in a couple weeks. I know you weren’t complaining but simply asking. Hope you don’t mind if I take this question as a small opportunity to expand and give thanks to all of those who offer up the content for EH-Net.

      I just wanted to throw out a general reminder that we try our best to get things out quickly. Pretty much everything that happens on this site is done so in people’s spare time and with enormous generosity. I maintain this site and am the founder and organizer of ChicagoCon while still having a full time gig as does Ed, Dan, Chris, Brian, Rich, the other challenge writers, article authors and the numerous participants in these forums.

      So to the entire EH-Net Community… thanks.

      I hope I’m doing right by your efforts,
      Don

    • #14875
      cringe
      Participant

      Didn’t mean to stir up a hornet’s nest.  😉

      The work done here is very much appreciated, even by those of us who are new to the site, keep it up!

    • #14876
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Trust me… no hornet’s nest. Just my excuse to let others know of my appreciation for the time and effort put in by our community.

      Don

    • #14877
      slimjim100
      Participant

      🙂

      Brian

    • #14878
      Anonymous
      Participant

      jeez don! you know i’m working on stuff!!!! slave driver

    • #14879
      warquel
      Participant

      Were the winners of this challenge posted somewhere? I can’t seem to find it. Just curious. Thanks!

    • #14880
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      The answers and winners were delivered by Ed this morning. I should have them posted soon. I need a few days as I am currently preparing for the Capture the Flag exercise for the last day (tomorrow) of Ed’s new GPEN course. So far it’s an awesome class, and I’ll be putting together a comprehensive review very similar to what I have done in the past for CISSP and CEH.

      Stay tuned and thanks for being patient with us,
      Don

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