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Reversing for fun thanks to intelligence service

Capture The Flag, or CTF for short, always are a good opportunity to challenge its knowledge and capabilities about software security. This year again, the DGSE (Directorate General for External Security, the French foreign intelligence services) and Telecom SudParis school teamed up to create the 404 CFT: a free-to-join online CTF. I decided to give it a try to check how my reverse engineering skills aged.

I tackled the Android reverse engineering challenge. It was split in two parts: Bugdroid Fight [1/2], rated as easy I won’t detail here, and Bugdroid Fight [2/2] rated as average difficulty (the second of the four difficulty levels before hard and extreme) I will walk through in this post. The goal for a CTF challenge is to find a flag: like an hidden text or a password. Running the application inside an emulator quickly gives how to find the flag: you have to find the text that validates the application form.

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