Endgame?

March 9, 2008

So, myself and Gerry have been plotting to take the game down from within. I’ve learnt from experience that the only way to win a game is to play by the rules, so to an extent that’s what we’re going to do. As I said yesterday, every system has it’s weakness, and it’s the authorisation system that’s weak for Project Ophiuchus.

We’ve tried many times to hack the main site and database in order to take it down but with little success. There seems to be security measures in place to automatically lock down the system in cases of attack. However, we think we’ve found a way around it. The system’s designed in a way that it can only either be in the process of authorisation or defending itself. So what does that mean? Quite simply, it means we need to distract the system while we’re hacking in.

So, this is where you come in. We’re in the process of modifying the system so we can override the standard authorisation files. In other words, you’ll be able to upload your own authorisation files, and authorise files others have uploaded.

It’ll be useful if we start to stockpile these files, so we’ve got them when we need them. It’s best if authorisation files are in the form of a puzzle because the system’s pretty clever. There’s a chance that it could authorise files automatically.

You’ll need to prepare your images so they’re under 200Kb and no larger than 500×500. The authorisation code will need to be entered when the image is uploaded. Think of it like the solution to the puzzle contained in the image.

If we get enough files being constantly authorised, we’re likely to be able to jump in and take down the system completely.

This time, it really is up to you…

I’ll be in contact again when we’re ready and I’ll let you know when we’re going for it.

Good Luck,

Becs x

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One Response to “Endgame?”

  1. leytonstone Says:

    So Becca can I just get this straight as to what you’d like us to do?

    You want us to create what…? Several fake auth files [puzzle pics similar to yours?] Then when you’re ready we upload them; along with the correct authorisation? – Then what…? Tell each other the answer and continuously authorise the files so as to cause activity distraction upon the site?


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