Def Con 24 Post Mortem

Now that the dust has settled, and the Vegas alsohol has left my system, time to write the post mortem from Def Con 24.

I solved the Caezar Challenge (albiet I needed a tiny hint on the last stage, as there was a lt of confusion with the hint given which was misinterpreted), and got to chew out the guy who broke my lock (all was forgiven we can 3d print new parts). I came close, but did not successfully defuse The Box. And shenanigans ensued.

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Def Con 24 Caezar Challenges URl Solving

Part of the Caezar challenge involved URL forcing. There were four characters, three unique, that were unsolved in the domain name. Using a combination of scripting and nslookup, it was trivial to solve (though later determined not to be necessary, but was possible after solving via traditional substitution cipher. I wont spoil the preferred method here since it was brlliant and may be used again).

Here I explain this process.

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