Monthly Archives: November 2016

Startcon 2016 (and Late Writeup – 12 / Format String)

Last weekend, I attended the Startcon 2016 event. This event was a startup conference, pitched at both entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. As part of the event, there was also a “Security Cup” CTF, which lasted for most of Saturday. I decided to form an … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on community…

Over the past week, I had the pleasure of attending Kiwicon X. This was my first Kiwicon, and was a fantastic experience – the talks were interesting, and the Kiwicon Crue were fantastic hosts. As you likely know, there is … Continue reading

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Late Writeup – AngryReverser (hackcon)

Earlier this year, I participated in the “hackcon” CTF. At the time, I did not solve the “AngryReverser” challenge, and I was pretty pissed with myself for not doing so – this appeared to be a straightforward solve. Today, I … Continue reading

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Writeups – IRS, Consul (Hack the Vote / pwn.voting) plus bonus Sanders Fan Club note

This weekend, I participated in the Hack the Vote (pwn.voting) CTF event. Unfortunately, I was only able to solve two challenges in the time allocated (and it looks like these were the easy ones – by the end of the … Continue reading

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Late Writeup – Matroichka 4 (NDH)

Earlier this year, I participated in the Nuit du Hack CTF. During this challenge, I attempted a high-point-value reversing challenge, “Matroichka”. I was able to solve the first three stages of this, but was unable to solve the fourth stage … Continue reading

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