Assembly is the language of reversing binaries but you can step around this foreign language by learning the translation tool instead and letting the assembly assemble into place later.
The Cyber Skyline Coach Dashboard is an invaluable tool when it comes to coaching for the NCL. Coach Ambassador David Zeichick is here with some tips for navigating the Coach Dashboard and some suggestions for how to use it.
Regular Expressions are sets of special characters that symbolize search patterns. They look rather strange and esoteric, like it's super-high-level, brain-exploding voodoo magic, but, as ghostinth3machine demonstrates, they're really not too difficult to learn, and, once you do learn them, you'll wonder how you ever survived without them.
Last year, the National Cyber League and CompTIA announced that they were teaming up. MistressVen0m answers the most common questions we've received about this partnership: Who is CompTIA? How does this affect players and coaches? What's this we hear about a CompTIA student membership? And last, but not least, will there be prizes??? (YES!)
"If you turn the crank of the sausage machine backwards, pigs won't come out the other end." ...Or will they? Using hashcat on Windows—both in command line and GUI—ghostinth3machine explains how hashing works and demonstrates how to turn cryptographic sausage back into a password!
New to Coaching for NCL? Coach Ambassador 0x600DF00D explains the Coach registration process, the purchase of Game Codes, where to find your Coach Observation Link, and what insights that link will give you into your students' NCL participation.
Warning: If you've been a long-time Windows GUI user, the Linux terminal may induce culture shock. But did you know that Windows has its own command line interface (CLI) that's not too different from Linux Terminal? Ghostinth3machine guides you through Windows CLI, where you can explore command-line basics in familiar surroundings!
By David Zeichick
Player Ambassadors may have written "Everything You Need to Know" Guides in the past, but never before has a guide prepared players for both the NCL Games and the zombie apocalypse (which must certainly be imminent after this past year). David outlines the six basic rules of Gym survival—OK, five—which will turn you into a challenge- and zombie-crushing machine. Start prepping!
Are you a Coach trying to understand the registration and payment process for the National Cyber League Games? First, welcome to the community! CryptoKait shares all the info you’ll need to get started registering and paying for students, as well as where to turn for help if you still have any questions.