NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, August 7, 2006

Khallenge Results Posted by Sean @ 07:58 GMT


The results of the F-Secure Reverse Engineering Challenge Compo can now be found at Khallenge.com.

Our three top prizewinners are: Kaspars Osis - Latvia; Igor Skochinsky - Belgium; Pasi Parviainen - Finland. They won, in the order named: a 60GB iPod, a Sony PSP, and an iPod Nano.

Two additional winners chosen from the correct answers to the third challenge are Anssi Kolehmainen and Kyynaama/Deviate of Finland. They'll be invited to lunch here at our Helsinki Labs.

Reader Daniel W. wrote: "I didn't have all that much time to spend on the Khallenge, but I doubt that I would have been able to unravel Level3 even if I had had the time. Please heap ample incentives onto Otto to make sure he stays on the side of the "Good Guys" -- I would *hate* to have to deal with a piece of true malware written by him. Thanks for the good fun!"

Otto is genuinely a good guy, so no worries there we think.

The three challenge programs each used different tricks. The last/third made a virtual code maze that you had to maneuver through. Alexander Sotirov had the coolest solution to this; he actually drew a picture of the maze in order to solve it. Nice one Alexander! Although you didn't finish early enough to qualify for prizes, we'll send you a tee shirt or something.

Alexander Sotirov's Maze