Objective: Who was the mastermind behind the whole KringleCon plan? And, in your emailed answers please explain that plan. Answer: Santa Access to the Vault:The vault is protected via a “Piano Lock” as we have got the password from Alabaster’s SQL Lite …

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Objective: Alabaster Snowball is in dire need of your help. Santa’s file server has been hit with malware. Help Alabaster Snowball deal with the malware on Santa’s server by completing several tasks. For hints on achieving this objective, please visit Shinny …

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Objective: Santa has introduced a web-based packet capture and analysis tool at https://packalyzer.kringlecastle.com to support the elves and their information security work. Using the system, access and decrypt HTTP/2 network activity. What is the name of the song described in the document …

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Objective: Santa uses an Elf Resources website to look for talented information security professionals. Gain access to the website and fetch the document C:\candidate_evaluation.docx. Which terrorist organization is secretly supported by the job applicant whose name begins with “K.” For hints on achieving this …

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Objective: Bypass the authentication mechanism associated with the room near Pepper Minstix. A sample employee badge is available. What is the access control number revealed by the door authentication panel? For hints on achieving this objective, please visit Pepper Minstix and help her …

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Objective: Retrieve the encrypted ZIP file from the North Pole Git repository. What is the password to open this file? For hints on achieving this objective, please visit Wunorse Openslae and help him with Stall Mucking Report Cranberry Pi terminal challenge. Answer: “Yippee-ki-yay” Analysing North Pole …

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Objective: When you break into the speaker unpreparedness room, what does Morcel Nougat say? For hints on achieving this objective, please visit Tangle Coalbox and help him with Lethal ForensicELFication Cranberry Pi terminal challenge. Answer: Welcome unprepared speaker! Speaker UNpreparedness RoomAt the “Speaker UNpreparedness Room” we find …

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Objective: What phrase is revealed when you answer all of the questions at the KringleCon Holiday Hack History kiosk inside the castle? For hints on achieving this objective, please visit Bushy Evergreen and help him with the Essential Editor Skills Cranberry Pi terminal challenge. …

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