As you can also see below, a personal message from Ed promising the answers to It Happened One Friday in the coming days. This one is very close to Ed's heart, and he wanted to get it just write. His extraordinarily busy schedule prevented him from giving justice to it. Let me say myself that you will find Ed's explanation nothing short of a miracle.
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Ruh-Roh, challenge fans...
Ed Skoudis here to introduce a new infosec- themed challenge for you to solve. In this one, challenge writer- extraordinaire Kevin Bong has brewed up a real doozy for you all based on a Scooby Doo theme. Grab a Scooby-Snack, hop in the Mystery Machine, and help the gang solve one of their toughest capers yet. Along the way, you'll contend with some fascinating forensics puzzles and develop your skills. Answers are due back by November 15, 2008. As always, we'll award the fine prize of a book to the best technical answer, the most creative technical answer that is also technically correct, and to a random-draw winner.
Please note that I'll be announcing the winner of our previous challenge, It Happened One Friday, in the next few days, so please stay tuned!
If you can’t answer this challenge 100%, still send something in to qualify as a random winner. This month’s prize is my book, Counter Hack Reloaded, which I authored with Lenny Zeltser. Each winner gets a signed copy.
--Ed Skoudis, InGuardians
The Ethicalhacker.net Challenge Guy
PS - Ed... I love your new title!!