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by Bits in Challenge Help about June 18, 2016 open - report


What do i need to solve the challenges.Which knowledge ?

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    by Frost about June 21, 2016

    It really depends per section.
    The main thing is that you should be prepared to learn. :-)

    You should not expect to find the solution by just looking at the challenge webpage. This might work for the earliest challenges but at some point the challenge will be about something you don't know and you will need to research it. I'll try to give a few examples.

    For example in the sql injection challenges. First figure out what SQL injection means and read up on some examples on how it works. As you move through these challenges you'll need to learn more about the SQL query language in order to achieve success.

    For example the steganography section it is about hidden messages in images. You don't need to be a photoshop expert but during theses challenges you should be prepared to "mess" with an image using an image manipulation program like gimp or photoshop.

     Google is your friend, at least the search engine is :-D

    Also even if you only manage to do a few challenges, don't feel bad. Keep in mind that the difficulty does go up to entertain the more experienced participants. Every challenge conquered is a win ;)

    Even if you only manage to do the first challenge you will have learned something.



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    by MKmoderate about June 20, 2016

    Each challenge provides different knowledge and not each challenge is directly related to hacking.

    If you were asked to do a backflip on a dirt bike and had never ridden anything with two wheels, you wouldn't start with trying to clear the jump. You'd start with balancing on the bike, and getting comfortable. These are your fundamentals.

    That's what this site teaches you, fundamentals. There's not one skill which will let you beat every challenge on here other than problem solving and a desire to learn.

    Good luck!

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    by DWhitz about June 18, 2016

    You need, before all, logical knowledge! Hack something, means use your logic to solve the it. You should read the tip of the challenge for solve it.

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    by SciFi about June 18, 2016

    That's a bit unspecific to be honest.

    What challenges are you talking about?

    It's hard to give a general answer for all challenges (for me atleast).

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