# CTF Challenges By Project Cyber Members

Published by Rajvi Khanjan Shroff,

Want to try your hand at CTF Challenges? Here are some challenges created by Project Cyber members! If you want an intro to what CTFs are, check out the article we have on it here: It's officially CTF Season! Some tips n' tricks to help

1) Creator: Adishree Das

Topic: Cryptography/Encoding

You find a strange type of code. What does it mean?

VW0xNGFGcDZiMmRaTTJ4cFdsaEtabGt5YUd4YVp6MDk=

VW0xNGFGcDZiMmRaTTJ4cFdsaEtabGt5YUd4YVp6MDk=

Highlight below to get some hints! The text is in white to avoid giving it away at once ;)

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Hint: 3 times the charm

Hint 2: CyberChef

Hint 2: CyberChef

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Solution: This is encoded in base 64 format. Use a decoder tool like CyberChef to decode it. The flag is "cyber_chef"

2) Creator: Marie Ramirez

Solutions:

Answer 1 uses base 64 encoder, so to solve you must decode it from base 64

Answer 2 uses Rot 13 encoder, so to solve you must decode it from rot 13

Answer 3 uses both Base 64 and Rot 13, you must decode it with Rot 13 first then with base 64

Answer 4 uses rot 13 and base 64, you must decode it with rot 13 first then twice with base 64

Topic: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

I have to meet someone at this location, but I want to stop by Starbucks before we meet.

What's the address of the nearest Starbucks?

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Answer: 1283 N Hacienda Blvd.

3) Creator: Atom Ramirez

Topic: Password Cracking

Prompt: Decode each of the following messages. Use only base 64 and rot 13.

● (Easy) First password: Q1RGXMgYXJlIGZ1biB0byBwYXJ0aWNpcGF0ZSBpbiAhIQ==

● (Easy) First password: Q1RGXMgYXJlIGZ1biB0byBwYXJ0aWNpcGF0ZSBpbiAhIQ==

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Hint : Try looking for a decoder

Hint : Try looking for a decoder

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Answer : CTF’s are fun to participate in !!

● (Easy) Second Password: V yvxr jnyxvat zl ovt erq qbt anzrq pyvssbeq

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Hint: Try searching for different decoders

Hint: Try searching for different decoders

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Answer: I like walking my big red dog named clifford

● (Medium) Third Password:

D2ulnKA0oJSmVTymVT15VTMuqz9lnKEyVTuioTyxLKx

D2ulnKA0oJSmVTymVT15VTMuqz9lnKEyVTuioTyxLKx

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Hint: Who said you couldn’t decode twice?

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Answer: Christmas is my favorite holiday

● (Hard) Fourth Password:

Um5CMmNtRndjaUIyWmlCNmJDQnpibWxpWlhabmNpQm1hRzkzY25CbkNn

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Hint: What if they decoded it three times?

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Answer: Science is my favorite subject

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Solutions:

Answer 1 uses base 64 encoder, so to solve you must decode it from base 64

Answer 2 uses Rot 13 encoder, so to solve you must decode it from rot 13

Answer 3 uses both Base 64 and Rot 13, you must decode it with Rot 13 first then with base 64

Answer 4 uses rot 13 and base 64, you must decode it with rot 13 first then twice with base 64

Do you want all the answers in one go? Keep scrolling down.

Answers:

1. Solution: This is encoded in base 64 format. Use a decoder tool like CyberChef to decode it. The flag is "cyber_chef"

2. Answer: 1283 N Hacienda Blvd.

3. The answers, in order, are:

CTF’s are fun to participate in !!

I like walking my big red dog named clifford

Christmas is my favorite holiday

Science is my favorite subject

Keep an eye out for more CTF challenges, coming soon! ⚡