From BruCON 2012
The Hex Factor team will join BruCON in 2012 for the fourth year in a row. Our mission is to create an environment where people are introduced to the world of hacking in all its different aspects, and where experienced professionals can improve their current skill set. We do not select the most elite hacker(s) and we do not only focus on these people. Instead our challenges are broad and meant to be fun for everyone. We do not discriminate between male or female, black or white, young or old and n00b or no n00b.
Similar to the previous years, the challenges consist of the following categories:
- Once upon a time (level 100 and 200): The history and culture of hacking. Who do you know and which attacks have been performed in the past?
- Pwned (level 100, 200 and 300): Penetration testing where you need brains. Ok, you can find vulnerabilities ... but can you actually exploit them?
- Binary Fu (level 100, 200 and 300): Reverse Engineering to the max.
- Pure leetness (level 100, 200 and 300): Do you have what it takes to become a successful researcher? Do you like brain-teasers and crunching on numbers? This is the level where the chaotic hacker will beat the structured pentester ...
Here are some teasers (similar to last year) that will get you warmed-up for September 26th:
- Teaser #1
Study the hashing and find the password exe file (this file is save to download).
- Teaser #2
The first steps on the surface of the moon - we all remember the image! Even though the video was recorded in 1969, it is until recently that scientists discovered that there is a special message to be found in the video of this famous event. Can you find it? This video will really BLOW your mind!
Just as last year we will again be present at BruCON from the start until the end. We encourage everyone to participate and the winners will be announced on the last day.
More information can be found on our homepage http://www.thehexfactor.org and for the latest developments/solutions of last year, see our blog http://blog.thehexfactor.org or follow us on Twitter.
Of course, we provide some interesting prices for the people participating in The Hex Factor. The details will follow later, but we can say that everyone in the top 10 will given something.