Anyone really good at Hexadecimal?

TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan Icrontian
edited December 2011 in The Pub
Just saw this posted on yahoo.

Supposedly put up by British intelligence to recruit people.

But its all just HEX.
I can convert Hex to binary and that's about it lol. I was thinking there had to be some sort of pattern, idk.

Figured I would post this for anyone who is bored.


  • TrumandrummerTrumandrummer Taylor Michigan Icrontian
    edited December 2011
    Well, someone on Yahoo figured it out....

    The answer is Pr0t3ct!on#cyber_security@12*12.2011+

    He posted how he did it, but I can't figure it out. I was thinking it was HEX. But idk.

    I checked his answer and it does indeed work. I wish I knew what he did. Its kind of intriguing.

    He said:

    0xeb, 0x04, 0xaf, 0xc2, 0xbf, 0xa3, 0x81, 0xec, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x31, 0xc9, 0x88, 0x0c,

    0x0c, 0xfe, 0xc1, 0x75, 0xf9, 0x31, 0xc0, 0xba, 0xef, 0xbe, 0xad, 0xde, 0x02, 0x04, 0x0c, 0x00,

    0xd0, 0xc1, 0xca, 0x08, 0x8a, 0x1c, 0x0c, 0x8a, 0x3c, 0x04, 0x88, 0x1c, 0x04, 0x88, 0x3c, 0x0c,

    0xfe, 0xc1, 0x75, 0xe8, 0xe9, 0x5c, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x89, 0xe3, 0x81, 0xc3, 0x04, 0x00, 0x00,

    0x00, 0x5c, 0x58, 0x3d, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x75, 0x43, 0x58, 0x3d, 0x42, 0x42, 0x42, 0x42,

    0x75, 0x3b, 0x5a, 0x89, 0xd1, 0x89, 0xe6, 0x89, 0xdf, 0x29, 0xcf, 0xf3, 0xa4, 0x89, 0xde, 0x89,

    0xd1, 0x89, 0xdf, 0x29, 0xcf, 0x31, 0xc0, 0x31, 0xdb, 0x31, 0xd2, 0xfe, 0xc0, 0x02, 0x1c, 0x06,

    0x8a, 0x14, 0x06, 0x8a, 0x34, 0x1e, 0x88, 0x34, 0x06, 0x88, 0x14, 0x1e, 0x00, 0xf2, 0x30, 0xf6,

    0x8a, 0x1c, 0x16, 0x8a, 0x17, 0x30, 0xda, 0x88, 0x17, 0x47, 0x49, 0x75, 0xde, 0x31, 0xdb, 0x89,

    0xd8, 0xfe, 0xc0, 0xcd, 0x80, 0x90, 0x90, 0xe8, 0x9d, 0xff, 0xff, 0xff, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41, 0x41,

    [and assemble]
  • EMTEMT Seattle, WA Icrontian
    edited December 2011
    Link to someone's solution [contains spoilers]

    I can explain stage 1 if you have questions. You have to be able to read the disassembled x86 code, hopefully there is a tutorial out there somewhere. (I got garbage when I tried to decode it myself, must have made an error somewhere)

    The codes in the image are hexadecimal, but you still have to figure out what the numbers represent--in this case, they're in the language that x86 processors read to perform instructions.
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