SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

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    • #8064
      m0wgli
      Participant

      A new Holiday challenge by Ed Skoudis & Tim Medin called A Miser Brothers Weather Control System Challenge has just been released over on: http://pen-testing.sans.org/holiday-challenge/2012  🙂

    • #51121
      dbest
      Participant

      Pretty interesting.. finding it hard to read the numbers… if you know what i mean…

    • #51122
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Ditto

    • #51123
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Submitting my answers tonight / tomorrow.

      Enjoyed this one!  Learned some new tricks, and had to think outside the box a couple of times.

    • #51124
      m0wgli
      Participant

      Well done! I’m still trying to get into level 4 on Snow Miser and level 5 on Heat Miser.

      Note to self: “Try Harder™”

    • #51125
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Admittedly, Snow Miser Zone 4 slowed me down a bit, too.  Knew what it was, right away, but figuring out exactly how they did it, so I could solve it, made me think that little extra bit harder.

    • #51126
      Dark_Knight
      Participant

      @dbest wrote:

      Pretty interesting.. finding it hard to read the numbers… if you know what i mean…

      Yeah I cant make them out for nothing. Must be another easier way.

    • #51127
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Unsure if there was an ‘easier’ way, but I took the parts I could make out and improvised the possibilities on the rest, until I got that part.

    • #51128
      Dark_Knight
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Unsure if there was an ‘easier’ way, but I took the parts I could make out and improvised the possibilities on the rest, until I got that part.

      And I have FOUR eyes 🙂

    • #51129
      hayabusa
      Participant

      As SHOULD I, but didn’t have my specs on…  Gave me a headache!

    • #51130
      tturner
      Participant

      There IS an easier way. Only took me 2 tries. Use your tools to aid your eyes. 🙂 What’s disappointing is how I got one of the later flags. Not sure I did it the right way, felt like cheating but got the answer. ;P

    • #51131
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Thinking maybe we got the same ‘later one’, the same way. Perhaps…  Perhaps not…  But I did have a similar experience.

    • #51132
      Triban
      Participant

      one of these days I’ll figure out what to do here.  I really like attempting these but sometimes feel clueless.  Maybe I’ll talk so of the guys at the space to show me their magic on Saturday. 

    • #51133
      tturner
      Participant

      There are tons of hints both on the twitter feeds as well as the questions that are asked in the game posting. Just dive in and it will start falling into place. 🙂

    • #51134
      hayabusa
      Participant

      You can do it.  As tturner noted, there are enough hints to keep you moving, if you need them.

    • #51135
      m0wgli
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Admittedly, Snow Miser Zone 4 slowed me down a bit, too.  Knew what it was, right away, but figuring out exactly how they did it, so I could solve it, made me think that little extra bit harder.

      I’ve done Heat Miser now, but this ones still giving me problems. I think I’m on the right track, but haven’t got there yet. Anyhow, It’s proving to be educational. 🙂

    • #51136
      hayabusa
      Participant

      Always gotta hand it to Ed (and now Tim)…  They definitely get the wheels turning.  😉

      Stay with it.  That level isn’t as hard as it seems (once you figure out how to go about it.)

    • #51137
      rattis
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      You can do it.  As tturner noted, there are enough hints to keep you moving, if you need them.

      yet I manged to completely miss them. well got the google hit, but didn’t bother.

    • #51138
      dbest
      Participant

      Will have a go again tonight… Need to get my eyes checked… 🙂

    • #51139
      Triban
      Participant

      I’m lame, can’t even figure out how to get past the first zone :-p  I keep thinking I find something but leads to a dead end or I don’t know how to use what I find.  This is one of those things I wish I could get a better handle on.  Unfortunately the StrategicSec CTF was a bust.

    • #51140
      m0wgli
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      Always gotta hand it to Ed (and now Tim)…  They definitely get the wheels turning.  😉

      Stay with it.  That level isn’t as hard as it seems (once you figure out how to go about it.)

      Challenge completed. 🙂 I’m kicking myself as I was so close a few day’s ago, I probably spent longer getting the URL for Snow Miser zone 4 than the other nine zones combined.  :-[

    • #51141
      hayabusa
      Participant

      From what I’ve heard from others, you’re definitely not the only one who fought that zone  😉

      Glad you made it!

    • #51142
      hayabusa
      Participant
    • #51143
      Triban
      Participant

      I messed around and got through a couple of the zones but then just ran out of some free time to concentrate on it.  I did like that I wasn’t far off on some of the things I was thinking to get past those first couple.  Would have been lost at the crypto pieces though.  There is always next year!

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