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Nitro
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:22 am    Post subject: Hack the box Reply with quote

'The Screen Savers' Hacker Challenge Spring 2002

t's Wired World of Sports Week on TechTV, and most people are thinking about baseball, basketball, and other sports. But this is "The Screen Savers," so we're talking geek sports here. Since we're stuck on a theme, today's show features a good ol'-fashion game of hacker Capture the Flag.

We're challenging all hackers out there. We have a pair of computers -- a Mac OS X Macintosh and a Windows XP PC -- set up in a secret location, ready and waiting for you to hack. Both of the computers are running stock configurations with security features activated. We have not added any third-party software.

If you are up to the challenge, here's what you do:

1. Break into one of the computers.
2. Once you are in, place a plain text file on the desktop. Include your name/handle and phone number.
3. Don't do a denial of service attack. Anyone can do that. If you perform a DoS, we'll kick you off.

The first person to place the file on each system wins. Stay tuned near a phone, because we'll call you and talk to you on the show to find out how you won.

IP addresses

Here are the IP adresses:

* Mac OS X: 64.162.36.71
* Windows XP: 64.162.36.72

Since no one was able to do as we instructed by the end of the 7 p.m. airing, we'll leave the computers on over the weekend to determine a winner.

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/interact/story/0,24330,2216854,00.html

What is going to break first? WinXP or MacOS X?
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Jeevz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Sounds like fun. Wish I was knowledgable enough to compete.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 4:11 am    Post subject: no linux! Reply with quote

Ah! why not have a linux box set up as well, you could just close all the ports and run no services, now that would be a competition :lol:
too bad I know negative amounts about hacking as well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes me wonder if that 'satan' program from back in the day is still floating around...

The sad thing is is that there's a couple of pacbell adsl users within a few ips that are wide open. Those folks are probably in for an unfortunate treat.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Hack the box Reply with quote

Nitro wrote:
'The Screen Savers' Hacker Challenge Spring 2002

t's Wired World of Sports Week on TechTV, and most people are thinking about baseball, basketball, and other sports. But this is "The Screen Savers," so we're talking geek sports here. Since we're stuck on a theme, today's show features a good ol'-fashion game of hacker Capture the Flag.

We're challenging all hackers out there. We have a pair of computers -- a Mac OS X Macintosh and a Windows XP PC -- set up in a secret location, ready and waiting for you to hack. Both of the computers are running stock configurations with security features activated. We have not added any third-party software.

If you are up to the challenge, here's what you do:

1. Break into one of the computers.
2. Once you are in, place a plain text file on the desktop. Include your name/handle and phone number.
3. Don't do a denial of service attack. Anyone can do that. If you perform a DoS, we'll kick you off.

The first person to place the file on each system wins. Stay tuned near a phone, because we'll call you and talk to you on the show to find out how you won.

IP addresses

Here are the IP adresses:

* Mac OS X: 64.162.36.71
* Windows XP: 64.162.36.72

Since no one was able to do as we instructed by the end of the 7 p.m. airing, we'll leave the computers on over the weekend to determine a winner.

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/interact/story/0,24330,2216854,00.html

What is going to break first? WinXP or MacOS X?


with security features activated (firewalling set to drop, macosx can do that too if u use commandline (heh u linux user or u are not :P)) both aer quite hard to break in for the common hacker (no service running, so dunno how to enter since no one uses the comp (aka can't use other techs)
so
what's left ?
firewalking ?
i'm pretty confident XP firewall is weak (mine got compromized lol) but osx one is also pretty well tested (freebsd2.x ipfw as of darwin 5.x, ipfw4.4 as of darwin6.x)
anyway if anyone has knowldge or idea on how to trick firewalls, i'd be very happy to hear it :)
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