Author: mike

My Favorite Challenge of the Fall 2019 Hackathon

I’ve decided that I’m not going to do a full walkthrough of the Fall 2019 CNY Hackathon CTF challenges, but I did want to take some time to discuss my favorite challenge that we had the students tackle this semester. The challenge in question was titled “An Impossible Task?” and was brought to us by […]

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Creating and Deleting Firefox Profiles

Firefox profiles can be a handy resource when performing application penetration tests. They allow you to load a completely separate instance of the application inside a new browser window which includes unique application sessions and add-on configurations, but without needing a separate browser. This can be useful when performing a test, since it allows you […]

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CNY Hackathon Spring 2017 Review – Part 3

This is the final installation for the CTF challenge discussion from the CNY Hackathon Spring 2017 Event. For part 1, go here:┬áPart 1 For part 2, go here: Part 2 This will cover the Programming and Exploit Challenges: – programming-1 – exploit-2 – exploit-3 – exploit-4 Exploit-1 is not being covered here since I think […]

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CNY Hackathon Spring 2017 Review – Part 2

This is a continuation of the CTF challenge discussion from the CNY Hackathon Spring 2017 Event. For part 1, go here: Part 1 This will cover the Miscellaneous Challenges: misc-1 misc-2 misc-3 Misc-1 Challenge: When attempting to access the link for the misc-1 challenge, the browser prompts to download a file: misc-1.wav Attempting to listen […]

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CNY Hackathon Spring 2017 Review – Part 1

This past weekend marked the latest iteration of the Central New York Hackathon. For those unfamiliar, the CNY Hackathon is a computer security competition where students compete in a variety of events held every semester either at Mohawk Valley Community College or Utica college. The even attracts a number of students from both Utica College […]

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