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SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

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Post Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:43 am

SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

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-cha ... 2012&nbsp; :)
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Post Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:01 am

Re: SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

Pretty interesting.. finding it hard to read the numbers... if you know what i mean...
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Post Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:02 am

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Ditto
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:35 pm

Re: SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

Submitting my answers tonight / tomorrow.

Enjoyed this one!  Learned some new tricks, and had to think outside the box a couple of times.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:48 pm

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

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Post Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:48 pm

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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.
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Post Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:52 pm

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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.
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:25 pm

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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.
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:37 pm

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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 :)
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:22 pm

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As SHOULD I, but didn't have my specs on...  Gave me a headache!
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:48 pm

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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
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:56 pm

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Thinking maybe we got the same 'later one', the same way. Perhaps...  Perhaps not...  But I did have a similar experience.
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Post Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:32 pm

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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. 
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Post Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:42 am

Re: SANS Holiday Challenge 2012

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. :)
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Post Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:25 am

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