- Name : Hack The Vote 2016
- Website : https://pwn.voting/
- Type : Online
- Format : Jeopardy
- CTF Time : link
Somebody leAked TrumP's favorite colors, looks like they used a really esoteric format. Some chiNese hacker named "DanGer Mouse" provided us the leak, getting this crucial info could really sway voters at the polls!
author's irc nick: nihliphobe
Note: This challenge was classified as Forensics but is Steganography.
TL;DR : this is a incomplete solving, we didn't go until the end of this challenge.
The description is talking about
DanGer Mouse, search for it, it looks like a website about esoteric languages and algorithms (http://www.dangermouse.net/esoteric/).
Look at the histogram of the image:
The colors used seem to be only the ones used in PIET language.
There is a programm implementing PIET:
npiet, we used it to run the programm.
N.B.: As we can see in the gallery. Vertical lines are an easy way to store a string, so our image must contain a string with the favorite color of Trump.
So the programm gave us the favorite color of Trump:
#ff0000 = Red = rgb(255, 0, 0) = hsl(0, 100%, 50%).
The description let us think that was that we were looking for but IRC moderators told us that was not the end.
So I checked the trace of the programm:
Seems there is nothing interesting.
I also genererated the image trace:
That only show us that char as pushed one by one, and there is not loop or conditional statements.
So maybe there was something to do with the capital letters in the description?