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Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge

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01-17-2012, 06:05 AM #1
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Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
I created my own challenge here for you all to try out. I'm sure it may be easy to those reboot members (maybe). But we'll see how you guys do on this one :)

Objective: Find the key...
Note - The key should tell you that it's correct in the application if tested in the "Input Password: " location of my app.

Try out the challenge here: Challenge #25
**Credits to IceCube for the Linux binary**

:: Please note - The key is case sensitive ::

Good luck!
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01-17-2012, 10:10 AM #2
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
I just spend some minutes on it. For now, I can let it dispay that the key is right, no matter what the input was (even empty).

01-17-2012, 10:25 AM #3
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
Ace,


Can you please share it at reboot?

Icecube,


Why don't you feed the key in the portal?

01-17-2012, 10:41 AM #4
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
(01-17-2012, 10:25 AM)Holmes.Sherlock Wrote:  Why don't you feed the key in the portal?
I don't have the key yet.


01-17-2012, 06:04 PM #5
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
(01-17-2012, 10:10 AM)Icecube Wrote:  I just spend some minutes on it. For now, I can let it dispay that the key is right, no matter what the input was (even empty).

So you're using a reverse engineering method? :) If it displays that the key is right, it should tell you the key, but that's a HUGE flaw in my program I just realized... I should have left it out and compared with the input.

Example, if you solved my challenge program, something like this appears: [Output]
Code:
Congrats, you solved it, key is _____

I can go ahead and share it on Reboot. I'm now wishing that my program was a little different though, as I now have a better idea of what I should have done with this one lol.
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01-17-2012, 06:09 PM #6
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
In my patched program, it displays the key, you enter as the "right" key.
Those keys don't work for the original program.

Is there one specific key to solve this program or not?

01-17-2012, 08:11 PM #7
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
(01-17-2012, 06:09 PM)Icecube Wrote:  In my patched program, it displays the key, you enter as the "right" key.
Those keys don't work for the original program.

Is there one specific key to solve this program or not?

Sorry, I just realized that there was more than one answer to my challenge after some fooling around, however, now there is ONLY 1. My apologies... It should be fixed now. I updated the challenge with a new executable inside the zip archive. Absolutely no way there's more than one answer now.

If you patched the program I guess I could make that as solved however.
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01-17-2012, 08:57 PM #8
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
(01-17-2012, 08:11 PM)AceInfinity Wrote:  I updated the challenge with a new executable inside the zip archive. Absolutely no way there's more than one answer now.
Please share it at reboot, this will help us to keep both the Challenges section in sync.

01-18-2012, 08:42 AM #9
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
I found it! Nice check!


You have successfully solved this challenge! The key is: dddddw


Try again! Btw, I saw your new condition to make sure there is only one solution! But why did you chose 619 ?

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01-18-2012, 08:44 AM #10
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RE: Challenge #25 - Ace's NUTCracker Challenge
(01-18-2012, 08:42 AM)florin Wrote:  I found it! Nice check!
Congrats dear :)






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