Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

Welcome to the Hackmethod CTF, please read through the rules page thoroughly as some items may have changed.


Congratulations to last quarters winners. They battled the competition and some decent challenges. I know that WhollyHell!, FiXXErUpper, and the DumpTruck challenges were the harder ones to complete this last quarter. I look forward to seeing the battle commence once again in the 1st Quarter of 2018.

2017 - 4th Quarter Winners

  1. mrcoolaidman will receive a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a copy of Pentration Testing: A Hands-on Introduction to Hacking
  2. gh0st will receive a copy of Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX Systems
  3. xaeroborg will receive a No Starch Press book, choice TBD

January Challenges are live!

January starts off the new year with 3 new challenges that I hope will hurt your brain and make you think outside the box. As per usual first blood points will be assigned to the first person to solve any of the challenges. So be quick thinking and trigger ready on that submit button. This month we've got a crypto of sorts that might look a little familiar, a very picky web host, and an audio file that might make hate hashes. We hope that you enjoy! A lot of coffee and beer went into putting these challenges together, so nerd up and get to hacking! May the best nerd win!


This quarters Prizes!

This quarter each user will be battling for the #1 spot to have first pick of a NoStarch Press book (pictured left), a Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless, a sticker from NoStarch Press and Hackmethod, and a NoStarch Press pin (pictured right). Our second and third place winners will receive the same package with the exception of the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless.

Note: Due to our budget constraints, shipping will only be to United States addresses. Any users that place within the top 3 and reside outside of the United States, will still have the alternate option of a $50 NoStarch Press Digital Content Voucher.