In real life, your technical superiority is one thing and your ability to present your work is another. Therefore, we feel that Timo Teräs from Finland submitted the best write-up that both eloquently and accurately illustrates the Challenge.
So, without further ado:
More Smoked Leet Chicken from Russia was the first one to solve the t2’12 Challenge (6 hours 41 minutes). The authors are completely stunned – that is like running a marathon in 1 hour … Awesome work! Congratulations!
The second ticket goes to Timo Teräs from Finland. Officially, he’ll be known as Mr. Double Elegance as this is the second year he submits the best write-up. His write-up was extremely well written and he pretty much found all the Easter eggs too. This was no small feat by any means as the overall quality of the submitted write-ups this year was outstanding!
Congratulations to both winners!
We would also like to thank everyone for participating. And, if you feel that you have an interesting Challenge to suggest for t2’13, please let us know :)
More Smoked Leet Chicken (Investigator1) from Russia was the first one to solve the t2’12 Challenge (6 hours 41 minutes). The authors are completely stunned – that is like running a marathon in 1 hour … Awesome work! Congratulations!
That being said, the rest of you are still in this. Concentrate on elegance by putting your best efforts into the write-up.
Good luck, everyone!
t2’12 Challenge is on! Good luck!
We’re pleased to announce the release of the t2’12 Challenge!
This year’s challenge starts from the homepage of a young woman who is rumored to be the girlfriend of an infamous carder. To solve the challenge, the participants need to step into investigator’s shoes and follow the clues to find all gang members. But this is only where the challenge begins – each gang member possesses a piece of a secret image file that they have hidden using their own expertise.
Gang members and their secrets can be revealed in any order. The scoreboard shows real-time overview of all investigators, as well as detailed TOP 20 ranking. What is more, this year’s challenge will require a more diverse skillset than ever before. Finding the gang members from the Interwebs is a challenge in its own right but some serious ninja skills are required to unravel the hidden image files.
The rules are simple: the first one to solve the challenge will win free admission to the t2’12 infosec conference. But don’t stop just because you weren’t the first one to solve it: The Advisory Board will select another winner among the next ten correct answers, paying particular attention to the elegance of the solution rather than the speed. In other words you can win with either speed or style :)
The t2’12 Challenge will be released 2012-09-01 10:00 EEST right here at http://t2.fi/