lundi 6 août 2012

Solution for the ESET BlackHat US Challenge 2012

1.  Introduction

On July 21st 2012 at 7AM (Las Vegas time) ESET published a crack-me for the BlackHat US 2012 edition. Rules were simple: find a valid couple of serial numbers for a given name before July 26th 2012 2PM to maybe win $1000 and a BlackCard (that gives you a free entry for either the next BlackHat US or EU).

Figure 1: GUI of the crack-me

According to challenge's site Eloi Vanderbeken from Oppida was the only person to solve it in time and won the price even if he was not at BlackHat US:
Figure 2: Result of the challenge

This post explains how Eloi achieved to break it.