Hack the Box: Digital Cube
Challenge Lab: Stego
“…Strathmore leaned forward and rotated his monitor toward Susan. The screen was black except for a small, white text box blinking in the middle.
TIME ELAPSED: 50:50
TRANSLTR, the single best crypto-machine, could not crack this code. Maybe you can…”
Zip Password: hackthebox
When you first open the file, it’s just a bunch of 1’s and 0’s, so I’m thinking binary.
I threw it in a binary decoder (CyberChef) and didn’t get much:
I think things might have been coming out skewed here because there were no spaces? But I wasn’t about to go through and put in all the spaces manually.
I tried another decoder HERE:
This turned up a bunch of decimals. However, before I go exploring down that rabbit hole, I noticed when I was searching for this binary tool that there were a lot of other options:
Chuck Norris Unary Code, lol, why not?
Well, that unfortunately didn’t work.
I started randomly trying a bunch of the different binary decoder options, eventually using the “Image in Binary” one at the top, where I got these results:
Here we go! Let’s download and save this.
I searched for “decode QR code” and found a few different sites, eventually using this one HERE (and I also bookmarked it, there are a few other useful things it can decode).
And the flag is revealed!
Happy Hacking ❤