# PicoCTF 2014 Write-ups

## Cyborg Secrets - 80 (Reverse Engineering)

#### Writeup by Oksisane

Created: 2014-11-07 17:26:27

### Problem

You found a password protected binary on the cyborg relating to its defensive security systems. Find the password and get the shutdown code! You can find it on the shell server at /home/cyborgsecrets/cyborg-defense or you can download it here.

### Hint

I wonder if they hardcoded the password string.

The hint indicates that the password is hardcoded into the program. Opening the program with a text editor or disassembler reveals the debug admin password 2manyHacks_Debug_Admin_Test. To get the flag we input this into the program running on the shell, using the command ./cyborg_defence 2manyHacks_Debug_Admin_Test (where the ./cyborg_defence executes the cyborg_defence program).
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