CSAW reverse engineering challenge

Sep 25, 2010

NYU Poly is one the schools with the best information security programs in the United States, with strong connections to the security community in the New York area. Together with Dino Dai Zovi, Erik Cabetas, Marcin Wielgoszewski and other NYC hackers I helped create a set of challenges for the CTF competition during the Cyber-Security Awareness Week.

The CTF started this Friday and will be open until 8pm on Sunday. Anyone is welcome to play, but even if you don't want to register you can still download the challenges and try to solve them. My reverse engineering challenge is called KFJSCGEH.EXE and is worth 500 points.

Your goal is to find the magic incantation that will cause the program to display a message box with the secret key.