This year was Samurai’s third time playing Hack A Sat’s (HAS) quals round. The first time we played, we qualified for finals. Year 2, we didn’t qualify. So this year we were hoping to qualify again. I personally wasn’t super involved in the first year, and only a bit involved last year (I don’t think the weekends lined up super great for me), but I was interested to take a shot at it this year and hopefully qualify! Blazin’ Etudes was the third of a series of microblaze reversing challenges, released on the last day of the competition (Sunday).Continue reading →
This weekend, Samurai played the DEF CON CTF Qualifier event. We had a great time playing; much thanks to the organizers for putting on a great event! Many thanks to my teammates, it was awesome playing with you all! One of the challenges this weekend was called
baby-a-fallen-lap-ray. It was categorized as a
pwn challenge, and it made a comment about being ‘the return of the parallel machine (or is it?)’.