Posted in AthCon News on March 11th, 2013 by Kyriakos Economou
The Reverse Engineering challenge for AthCon 2013 has been released today, 11 March 2013.
The deadline to submit a valid solution is 30d/04m/2013.
You can download the challenge from the official AthCon website.
Contest is now closed.
We will be announcing the names of the people that
submitted valid solutions before the deadline very soon.
Posted in AthCon News on February 7th, 2013 by Kyriakos Economou
We are getting close to the date of the official release of the Reverse Engineering Challenge for Athcon 2013 conference.
The challenge will be Released in March 2013 and this year the winner takes 2 prizes:
i) A free entrance for the 2-day conference
ii) -sponsored by the Authors- (we keep it private for now)
As always, in order to claim the prizes just a solution will not be enough. In order to avoid lazy brute-forcers, we always require from people to send also a fairly detailed report about the key points of the challenge.
We do this for two main reasons. The first one is that this is a ‘Reverse Engineering Challenge’ and should be treated as such, and second because brute-forcing something it doesn’t really mean anything in this context, since you can always modify the required solution to be long enough to avoid such issues.
I am not saying that this can be trivially brute-forced, I just want to help you save clock cycles of your CPUs and GPUs for other stuff.
While we do the final checks and prepare the official release, you can enjoy the ‘welcome’ view of the challenge.
If you want to ask/say something about the upcoming challenge, then please do drop me a line in Twitter @kyREcon.
Posted in Blog News on January 1st, 2013 by Kyriakos Economou
Let’s all welcome 2013 hoping that it will give us the chance to become part of our dreams.
Happy New Year!
Posted in Blog News on December 23rd, 2012 by Kyriakos Economou
Another year has almost gone. The end of the world didn’t come, so we still have the chance to destroy it by ourselves…hooooraaayyy!!!
Yeah, I know how that sounds like. It sounds as bad and real as it is. :O)
Well, I think that was enough of reality. Let’s let ourselves be happy again for a few days without thinking, as much as we can, about all the bad things that happen around us.
Merry Christmas everybody!
Posted in Blog News on December 20th, 2012 by Kyriakos Economou
For the past few days there is a huge increase regarding the number of the attempts trying to hack into this blog through brute-force.
Initially I didn’t even care at all, and to be honest I still don’t, but now I have started feeling a little bit sorry about whoever does it.
Since I want to help the guy with his *obviously* miserable life, I am just posting this in order to let him know that he is just losing his time for several reasons which I am not going to mention of course.
Here it is a list of some of the IPs logged attempting to brute-force the password:
PS1: Brute-force attempts are blocked automatically.
PS2: Get a life!!!