Last year’s crowdsourcing effort was a definite success and that inspired us to go for a crowdsourced cryptanalysis mission.
After last year’s t2 we spent the cold winter months browsing through online auctions for historical data processing equipment. Just like LinkedIn profiles revealing sensitive projects and inside information, old devices and mass storage units can be a treasure trove for the lucky.
The mystery box we received in the mail is suspected to be a part of secure communication infrastructure between nation states. After hard work and tedious efforts, we managed to extract an executable from the device for analysis.
The first person to recover all content will win a free ticket to t2’15 conference. In addition to this, the creators of the Challenge will select another winner among the next ten correct answers. The criteria for the other selection is the elegance of the answer. In short, you can win with both speed and style.
The Challenge will be released on 2015-09-19 10:00 EEST right here at t2.fi