The FireEye Labs Advanced Reverse Engineering (FLARE) team is an elite technical group of malware analysts, researchers, and hackers. We are looking to hire smart individuals interested in reverse engineering. We have created this series of binary challenges to test your skills. We encourage anyone to participate and practice their skills while having fun!
It’s simple: Analyze the sample, find the key.
Each key is an email address.
The challenge is now over, so each of the seven challenges can be downloaded from this site.
The password for each challenge that is a .zip archive is "malware".
WARNING! Some of these challenges may be malicious.
Exercise extreme caution when executing unknown code.
Be safe and perform the analysis inside of a virtual machine.
The EULA describes the terms and conditions of these binaries.
There are tons of tools out there to aid you in your analysis. Here are some suggestions:
There are also many books out there that could help you. Here are some suggestions:
Congratulations to all those that completed the FLARE On challenge!
0x01: tylerni7 (9h 42m) 0x02: Ricky Zhou (9h 47m) 0x03: ius (17h 39m) 0x04: Peter Kosinar (22h 11m) 0x05: Anton Cherepanov (22h 55m) 0x06: Fabien Perigaud (1d 11m) 0x07: solarwind (1d 1h 2m) 0x08: Samuel Chevet (1d 4h 34m) 0x09: 0stracon (1d 7h 44m) 0x0A: hj (1d 14h 52m) 0x0B: deroko_ (1d 7h 44m) 0x0C: Richard Baranyi (1d 16h 9m) 0x0D: y0ug (1d 17h 36m) 0x0E: Tyler Hudak (1d 20h 57m) 0x0F: Timo Hirvonen (1d 22h 28m) 0x10: Merc (2d 2h 4m) 0x11: Jean-Baptiste Galet (2d 2h 19m) 0x12: phiber (2d 5h 33m) 0x13: nanothyll (2d 5h 45m) 0x14: yeuchimse (2d 7h 52m) 0x15: ... (2d 8h 37m) 0x16: Esmid Idrizovic (2d 12h 52m) 0x17: Markus Gaasedelen (2d 13h 25m) 0x18: Sergey Fedonin (2d 14h 45m) 0x19: Voivod COMMON DRAKE (2d 15h 15m)
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