VolgaCTF qualifiers were held last weekend, and this time around I sat in on 0xBU’s team. I managed to solve Transformer, a 400 point reverse engineering challenge, and so here is the requisite writeup.
This year’s edition of the iCTF took place last Friday, and Northeastern fielded a team this year that placed respectably. (At least, we beat BU – sorry Manuel!) I spent most of the day helping out with turing_award, so – as is tradition – here is a writeup on our solution.
If you happen to be at USENIX Security this month, consider dropping by the Friday panel on security competitions! Dave Levin, Sophia D’Antoine, and myself are going to be up on stage pontificating about the relative merits of Capture the Flag and teaching people to hack versus building, breaking, and fixing software. It’s sure to be an interesting time!