Reverse Engineering Challenge – 9/12/2017

September 13th, 2017 by Brian

We’ve received some feedback from our first reverse engineering challenge and realized it might be a little too complex and time consuming for beginners. We’ve decided to write a smaller, simpler one, this time targeting Windows. (Maybe that’s too much of a hint, already?) Download the file here.  Have fun with it; we purposefully wrote it in such a way as to be solvable using multiple techniques. Download the attached binary and figure out how to turn it into something you can analyze with a tool like the freeware version of IDA or a debugger. Don’t give up if one tool fails you; another might work. Once you can analyze it in IDA or with a debugger, it should be immediately clear what the goal is. Good luck!