GustavoVC wrote:in notepad ++ its much easier
What ever would give you that idea?
iistapp wrote:Uhm.. I'm pretty sure I just opened the file in notepad, searched for the phrase "password" and voila, mission complete!<br><br>This is, I don't know maybe a year ago or so, and today I saw a movie about it on youtube, and well I didn't understand why he just opened it in notepad like I did, so I downloaded the application again, and hey, it doesn't work!<br><br>So, what I'm trying to say here, when I completed the mission, simply opening the app with notepad, was that the wrong way to do it and/or a bug?<br><br>If this is too much of a spoiler, please just delete my post and send me a PM
Gatito wrote:Well Application 1 is supposed to be easy, the serial is saved as a constant string. When you enter the serial it compares it with the string, if it matches it does its thing. Because it is saved as a constant string by opening a text editor you can see the string directly. Now in real-life applications the string would be encrypted, hidden etc etc and to find it you would have to use programs which shows how the software works behind the scenes and try reverse engineering the validation.
Monica wrote:It is highly suggested that you complete Basic missions before attempting Application missions.
If you need help with this mission, make sure you have a legitimate question. Questions like, "How can I find the password?" or "Where do I find the string?" is UNacceptable. Why? Because a.) You're stupid. b.) You obviously want to be spoonfed BECAUSE you're stupid or c.) You want to complete the mission for points because you think you can redeem them for a cheeseburger at McDonalds. I'll tell you what - below is a list of what you may need to know to complete many Application missions. Please note, not all are necessary to complete this particular mission.
In the end, we hope you do learn. That is the point of being here on HTS.
Knowledge May Be Required:
- Code Analysis/Hex-Editing
- ASM Knowledge
- Compiled Languages (i.e. C/C++, VB)
- Interpreted Languages (i.e. PHP, Perl)
** P.S. Posting answers and/or spoilers (i.e. mission links, mission file names/gages, scripts/code) will DEFINITELY result in multiple warnings/bans.
iistapp wrote:Ok I get what hex editing, compiled languages and interpreted languages all are but what does ASM stand for? I search google and all I found were the American society of microbiology and Advantage sale and marketing which doesn't sound relevant to these challenges.
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