Google CTF – Beginners Quest

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This year, google held a CTF competition. The qualifying for the CTF was called “beginners quest” and features miscelaneous challenges. It even has a story line.

The story is about getting a cake (that is hopefully not a lie) from a smart fridge. And in your quest to delicious glory you have to solve multiple challenges, including but not limited to:

  • crypto (easy crypto)
  • reverse engineering and binary exploitation
  • crack password protected zips
  • privilege escalation/ dirty cow
  • fridge hacking

It is a non linear challenge which means, you have three different paths to solve it, and the ability to traverse from one path to the other at specific points:

google ctf map

You can watch me solve a path and gain the delicious cake that is waiting at the end. Or is it?