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