Can you hack it?

Can you hack it?

It's early on a Friday afternoon, the beautiful weather we've had all week long has now been replaced by gray skies and drizzle. Temperatures have dropped from the mid 80's down into the 50's so I figured this must be the world way of telling me that it's ok to spend the day inside playing with my computer. I figured this was as good a time as any to write about a new website with which I have been spending a good amount of time. Those of you that I talk to on a regular basis are probably already aware…

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Breaking a custom encryption algorithm

Breaking a custom encryption algorithm

Challenge Overview: This challenge is about breaking a custom designed encryption algorithm. In order to do that you need to reverse engineer how the algorithm works then once you figure that out you need to write a piece of software that will allow you to decrypt the provided ciphertext so that you can submit the decrypted plaintext as your solution to the challenge. Challenge Details: Website: www.hackthissite.org Section: Programming Challenge 3 The following resources were provided: An example of what the plain text looks like. 99Z-KH5-OEM-240-1.1 QGG-V33-OEM-0B1-1.1 Z93-Z29-OEM-BNX-1.1 IQ0-PZI-OEM-PK0-1.1 UM4-VDL-OEM-B9O-1.1 A encrypted blob…

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