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Root Me allows everyone to test and improve their knowledge in computer security. Our community helps us maintain a dedicated learning hack platform, publishing hacking challenges with their solution, news, tools and discussions on the latest events.

Root-Me reachable over IPv6

4 January 2015

Root-Me made a big step forward and has now one foot in the IPv4 world and an other in the IPv6 hot and shiny one. The other good news is that you don’t have to do anything: it should just work with or without IPv6 support on your side.


Very few but some challenges remain IPv4 only though. The CTF AllTheDay architecture is ready for IPv6, but most of the CTF Virtual Machines are not and until we fix them, CTF will continue to be an IPv4 only thing (hopefully it won’t stay so for to long).

A big thanks to the team and especially to spump for the work behind this !

Public solutions and cheating

29 November 2014

Due to a lot of abuse, and in order to clarify the situation, the legal disclaimer page has been modified; we invite you to consult it regularly.

Root me already offers to share your solutions with other players directly on the website, while not "spoiled" those who have not yet solved the challenge.

These rules should allow us to keep together an emulation’s spirit while continuing to learn infosecurity in a fun way.

crypto/transposition - rail fence challenge modified

18 May 2014

The cryptanalysis challenge "Transposition — rail fence" suffered from two main problems:
- key was badly chosen and the challenge was a corner case of the algorithm
- the cleartext was the result of an encryption instead of decryption as one would normally expect: this is against the philosophy behind this plateform, especially for easy challenges

The challenge has thus been rectified, previous validations were reset. Submitted solutions have also been removed as they were not correct but working for the corner case.

Thanks for your understanding!

New sponsor : navixia

26 January 2014

Root Me is proud to announce a new sponsor : Navixia, a Swiss company specialized in information security.

This sponsorship offers us new possibilities to give you a more powerful platform and new services to train yourself in an increasingly realistic environment.

183 Challenges

Hundreds of challenges are available to train yourself in different and not simulated environments, offering you a way to learn a lot of hacking technics !

24 Virtual Machines

Dozens of virtual environments are available, accessible with a few clicks, to give you a realistic learning environment, without any limitation.

714 Solutions

Each challenge is associated with a multitude of solutions, related resources allowing you to learn and to see the way followed by other users.

The goal of this portal is to permit anyone to improve his hacking skills through different sort of security challenges, papers and tools.

- Propose articles, news, submit tools and challenges.
- Discuss on the forum or on our IRC channel
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Challenge Results Challenge Results

Pseudo Challenge Lang date
yodroot   Root-We fr 27 May 2015 at 19:13
faid   Javascript - Obfuscation 1 fr 27 May 2015 at 19:10
Wiremask   ELF - ARM fr 27 May 2015 at 19:10
Zafkar   ELF32 - Stack buffer overflow basic 2 fr 27 May 2015 at 18:55
Dinde   ELF32 - Strings en dur fr 27 May 2015 at 18:49
rootmoi   ELF32 - Stack buffer overflow basic 1 fr 27 May 2015 at 18:48
lequem   LDAP injection - authentification fr 27 May 2015 at 18:42
apilate42   ELF32 - Stack buffer overflow basic 3 fr 27 May 2015 at 18:40
V3sth4cks153   Mot de passe faible fr 27 May 2015 at 18:40
Tosh   ELF32 - Format String Bug Basic 3 fr 27 May 2015 at 18:39

Solution Solution

Author Challenge Lang date
bk201   Encoding - UU en 26 May 2015 at 19:27
N1lux   SNMP - Authentification fr 26 May 2015 at 19:24
Ajabep   Javascript - Obfuscation 2 fr 26 May 2015 at 19:21
Santiago   ELF32 - System 2 en 26 May 2015 at 19:17
kftp   Encodage - ASCII fr 26 May 2015 at 19:10
Tosh   ELF32 - Information leakage with Stack Smashing Protector fr 23 May 2015 at 09:32
manux   Ultra Upload fr 19 May 2015 at 21:18
myrti   SQL injection - Error fr 12 May 2015 at 14:41
rohx   User-agent de 12 May 2015 at 14:39
hhasni42   ELF32 - System 1 fr 7 May 2015 at 11:48