[Part 2] ACS-IXIA-CTF Write-up - Two face

Last weekend I participated at the CTF organized by IXIA and I wanted to showcase some of the challenges I solved that I found particularly interesting. (I think) there will be only 3-4 parts of this with 4-5 challenges. I'll try to present my thinking and all the pitfalls I've …

[Part 1] ACS-IXIA-CTF Write-up

Last weekend I participated at the CTF organized by IXIA and I wanted to showcase some of the challenges I solved that I found particularly interesting. (I think) there will be only 3-4 parts of this with 4-5 challenges. I'll try to present my thinking and all the pitfalls I've …

Life Is Not A Disney Movie

I recently read an article from The Atlantic. It was titled: You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids' Movie Reinforce The Cult of Self-Esteem? The author points out that modern animated films have largely fallen a predictive rut: "anthropomorphized outcast who must overcome the restrictions of their societies or even …

justCTF Shellcode Executor Pro and Discreet write-up

Last weekend I participated at the CTF organized by the justCatTheFish team and I wanted to showcase 2 challenges that I solved. Let's start with Discreet. It was a 373 points (at the time I solved it) challenge in the misc category. Here is the description of the challenge: We …