AISES Bonus Puzzle

In honor of NSA's participation in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's 2022 Conference STEM Day, we're proud to present a bonus puzzle:

Welcome, AISES participants! The bytes below contain a secretly encoded message. Using any tools at your disposal, can you figure out the secret message? Come and see us at NSA's STEM Day booth for a tip on how to get started!

Puzzle bytes:

eb 32 5b 48 89 da b9 19 00 00 00 80 33 aa 48 ff c3 48 ff c9 75 f5 b8 01 00 00 00 bf 01 00 00 00 48 89 d6 ba 19 00 00 00 0f 05 b8 3c 00 00 00 48 31 ff 0f 05 e8 c9 ff ff ff e7 cb c1 cf 8a cf dc cf d8 d3 8a c7 c3 c4 df de cf 8a c9 c5 df c4 de 84 a0

Web Exploitation and Ghidra Tech Talks

Mark your calendars! We've scheduled two tech talks on topics that might be helpful as you work through the 2022 challenge.

Tune in on September 28th at 6PM eastern time for a briefing and demo on Web Exploitation, and on October 6th at 6PM eastern for a briefing and demo on Ghidra.

Information on how to join these sessions can be found in the #announcements channel on the Discord.

2022 Codebreaker Overview Tech Talk Slides

Slides from the 2022 Codebreaker Overview Tech Talk, from September 1st, 2022, are now available for download.

2022 Challenge End Date

The 2022 Codebreaker Challenge will conclude on Friday, December 9th, 2022, at 3PM EST.

Once the competition ends, the Leaderboard is frozen. Answers submitted after that will still be graded, but will not count towards a school's score.

Good luck, and enjoy the challenge!