A la Caezar’s Challenge, I wanted to create my own such challenge for the people who are able to attend Blackhat/DefCon and those who are unable alike. However, unlike Caezar’s challenge, this isn’t so much a better humanity type challenge - this is just a game for people looking to solve hard problems. The goal? Find the clues, solve the puzzle and win a ha.ckers/sla.ckers branded tee-shirt. If you aren’t coming to the con, no worries, we’ll ship you one. Here’s the ha.ckers.org challenge.
I must warn you - if you don’t know HTTP inside and out, there’s a good chance you won’t get past the first clue. It’s tough, very tough. I don’t expect anyone to solve it, although it can be solved in under ten minutes if you know what you’re doing. The rules are on the challenge. Good luck and see you in Vegas if you are coming!
Update: I’m going to cap it at 10 people. I’ll announce a list of winners that want their names to be mentioned along with how to solve the challenge once the answers come rolling in.
Update 2: We have our winners! In order of response :
The spoiler is located here if you just want to know how it happened. Congrats to the winners. We had all of them in within just a few hours! Amazing! That definitely says something about the readership! This wasn’t an easy test. Maybe the next one will be harder.