2021 Challenge Extended

Due to popular interest and demand, NSA will extend the competition portion of the 2021 Codebreaker Challenge through the holidays until 3 PM EST on January 4th, 2022.

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!

Task 5 Note

The full path requested in Task 5 is a file present in the Docker image.

You do not need the contents of the cloned Git repository.

Task 2 Format

The answer for Task 2 is an integer. You can provide it in base 10 or base 16.

As an example, if you thought the logon ID was 0x1000, you could provide any of the following:

  • 0x1000
  • 0X1000
  • 4096