Sunday Puzzle: All tangled up24 Jan 2010
Welcome to the first in hopefully many Sunday Puzzles. Every Sunday I send you out a puzzle with a “hacker” slant to it. Maybe its technical problem solving, maybe its using the tools you know and love, maybe its a crossword puzzle.
Today’s puzzle is an easy one (I hope). I will link to three different binary files, each identical in function, just compiled for different systems. Your challenge is to guess the password. Simply run the program from the command prompt, and enter your guess. If you get stumped, leave a comment and I’ll give you a hint.
guessme (Linux - dynamically linked against glib 2.4)
guessme.static (Linux - statically linked)
guessme.exe (Win32 - compiled with mingw)
I know…untrusted binaries…if you really want the source let me know