We are looking for a curator for our Hacker Database (HDB). The duties include making sure all of the information in the HDB is up to date as well as creating new entries as information becomes available. While SOLDIERX currently has the largest HDB on the internet (rumored to only be rivaled by the FBI's hacker database), our HDB has not been updated much over the past two years. No hacking experience is required but all interested parties should have strong written English skills as well as enough technical ability to search and compile information for HDB entries. Curator will receive a free SX shirt as well as free VIP for the duration of the position. All interested parties should contact RaT immediately.
Thanks to some donated hardware from johnabig, we will be transitioning to a new server sometime in December. It is already set up and working, but we need time to fully optimize and secure it. For those interested in the difference of hardware - we will be going from two processors to four and from 8 GB of ECC ram to 16 GB of ECC ram. Also, we are currently using one 15,000 rpm hard drive. We will be moving to three 15,000 rpm hard drives and one 10,000 rpm backup hard drive (we will still be doing our normal offsite backups of course). We are also looking to get some of our community servers hosted other places, so let us know if you're interested in hosting.
It's that time of year again - that time that cisc0ninja visits the rest of the SX crew. If you know cisc0ninja, you know that he's always broke. In an effort to give savings for the holidays as well as feed cisc0ninja, we are offering a short term VIP discount. That's right - you can get lifetime VIP for only $25. The special is going now through November 15, 2011. Please contact RaT if you are interested. After November 15th, lifetime VIP will go back to the regular $40. At $25, this is the cheapest you will probably ever be able to get VIP access (particularly since it's always voted to increase).
The latest tutorial, with the ultimate goal of teaching young, impressionable minds how to highjack control of a vulnerable process has been posted.
Introduction to Debugging has been posted for your learning pleasure!
SOLDIERX proudly presents the official 2011 Programming Contest. This contest will run from November 01, 2011 until December 31, 2011. At the moment the winner of this contest will get free VIP and a shirt. If we get enough entries, the prize will be much larger This one looks to be particularly interesting, involving implementing your own AI using a battle framework that Kayin wrote. Please check it out and compete!
Due to the explosive growth of SOLDIERX over the past two years, we've been hearing from more and more of our old friends and crew. After CriticalMass failed to deliver on his promises, we became very hesitant when old crew members asked to get back into the group. Unlike CM, Phantasm put his money where his mouth was and sent us a new tutorial on fuzzing. I must say that this tutorial is an awesome introduction to fuzzing. With that being said, please welcome Phantasm back into the crew (Oh, and read his Fuzzing Basics Tutorial while you're at it).
I think I speak for all of us here at SOLDIERX by saying that it's an honor to have Phantasm back in the group. We look forward to his future works and accomplishments!
Mission 1 has still not been solved, so I have decided to give everybody a major hint. I disclosed this hint to cisc0ninja about a month ago, but he asked that I give him a month to solve Mission 1 before releasing the details to everybody. A month has come and gone, so here is the hint (also located at https://www.soldierx.com/CryptographySteganography-Cracking-Contest-2011):
The stream of data should yield two files.
The md5 hashes (to check your work) are:
Please submit the files to me when you've solved Mission 1 to get your handle up there!
Due to a massive power outage, our site went down last night around midnight EST and did not come back up until around 9:30am this morning. While we were able to keep the server up due to battery backup systems, our internet provider also lost power. Please bear with us as we do maintenance related tasks and tests to our server to ensure that no data loss occurred. Please note that VIP activities scheduled for today will be delayed until tomorrow. In other news, we're still waiting to hear some ideas on the programming contest. Please chime in!