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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!

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26 January 2014

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19 August 2013

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Challenge Results Challenge Results

natri   IP - Time To Live en26 October 2014 at 07:43
natri   CISCO - password en26 October 2014 at 07:35
Apocaliptos   Javascript - Obfuscation 3 en26 October 2014 at 07:28
Apocaliptos   Javascript - Obfuscation 2 en26 October 2014 at 07:13
Apocaliptos   Javascript - Authentication 2 en26 October 2014 at 07:05
Supercactus   P0wn3d en26 October 2014 at 06:12
elvenking   Encoding - ASCII en26 October 2014 at 05:06
bigheks   CAPTCHA me if you can en26 October 2014 at 04:44
0x26d6   ELF - Ptrace en26 October 2014 at 04:20
sorcier   XMPP - Authentification fr26 October 2014 at 03:42

Solution Solution

m_101   SNMP - Authentification fr23 October 2014 at 17:11
notfound   SQL injection - lecture de fichiers fr23 October 2014 at 17:04
sambecks   SNMP - Authentification fr23 October 2014 at 16:59
Mafuba   SNMP - Authentification fr23 October 2014 at 16:59
Swissky   XML External Entity fr20 October 2014 at 23:22
Yumemi   ELF - 0 protections fr20 October 2014 at 14:15
soka   SQL injection - lecture de fichiers fr20 October 2014 at 11:15
cdpointpoint   ELF - VM fr17 October 2014 at 12:13
FoxCie   ELF32 - Remote Format String bug fr17 October 2014 at 12:09
degrigis   Javascript - Obfuscation 4 en14 October 2014 at 16:37