Cyber Apocalypse 2023

Needle in a Haystack

Solved by Legend

Challenge description

You’ve obtained an ancient alien Datasphere, containing categorized and sorted recordings of every word in the forgotten intergalactic common language. Hidden within it is the password to a tomb, but the sphere has been worn with age and the search function no longer works, only playing random recordings. You don’t have time to search through every recording - can you crack it open and extract the answer?

In this challenge we are given a ELF 64-bit executable file.

The challenge hint said that the password is hidden within so first thing I did was run the strings command to check if something is there and found the flag.

Published on : 27 Mar 2023