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Blazin' Etudes - Hack A Sat 3 Quals (2022) - Writeup

17 minute read – posted on August 6, 2022 by Zack Orndorff

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).

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Reversing and exploiting a program running in an undocumented VM

16 minute read – posted on May 3, 2021 by Zack Orndorff

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?)’.

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