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Posted by Nordavind on February 28, 2014
Last updated by Vikestart on August 29, 2015
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Blue Mountain Orochi Computer (675,820) XP

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PAX23 330  BB4
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Tier 1

Objective: Go to the communications terminal

It’s just outside the van, to the left.

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Objective: Hack the terminal and look for signs of suspicious activity

Interact with the terminal to start hacking.

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The terminal gives you two options. It’s no big spoiler to tell you that you won’t get far with option 2, so type 1 and hit enter.

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The following hacking consists of a series of “find the next number in the sequence”. As I see it, you now have three choices on how to solve this:

1) The proper way. If you are familiar with logical sequences you can probably recognize quite a few of these easily, or you know how to solve them. However, if you did, you’d probably would not be here.

2) Imagine that you really are an agent in a modern setting. Did you ever see James Bond call M and say “Sorry, this hacking is just too hard. Can I go have a Martini, shaken not stirred?” Of course not. He had gadgets and support staff. You have the Internet. Excluding walk through sites like this, there are a lot of tools out there that will help you with this, while it will let you keep (drinking time!) immersion. May I suggest the search words ‘integer number sequence‘ and later ‘binary to decimal‘? Take a look in the spoilers below to find my two favourite tools for tasks like this.

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences: https://oeis.org/
Binary Hex Converters: http://www.binaryhexconverter.com/

 

3) Read on. I’ll give one hint as text before each solution which will be in the picture in case you have not given up yet.

Sequence 1: 5 25 29 85 89

Sums and squares.

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Sequence 2: 1 3 6 10 15 21 28 36 45

Triangle.

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Sequence 3: 1011011001 1000000000 101010111

Cubes. Reverse.

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Sequence 4: 312213 212223 114213 31121214 41122314 31221324

The amount of previous integers.

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The time has come to type 1 and pressing enter!

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Tier 2

Objective: Go to the security terminal

The next terminal is in this van across the camp.

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Objective: Hack the terminal and find out about the mole

Interact with the terminal to start hacking.

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As last time, type 1 and hit enter.

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Here we go again:

Sequence 5: 42 66 70 78 102 105

Prime products.

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Sequence 6: 2 3 3 5 10 13 39 43 172 177

Add and multiply.

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Sequence 7: 13 17 31 37 71 73 79 97 107

Primes and mirrors.

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Sequence 8: 377 610 987 1597

The most famous sequence of them all.

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Objective: Locate the mole

You need to head outside the camp, to this spot.

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Objective: Search the corpse for information

Interact with the corpse to search it.

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Tier 3

Objective: Go to the science terminal

Head inside the camp again and continue to the far end. Make sure you go near the computer before you interact with it. It is possible to start the next hacker session without actually having completed this objective.

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Objective: Break the encryption on the pen

This isn’t really as much hacking as it is hitting one key several times. First enter Command Line mode by typing 1 and pressing enter.

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After this you will only have one option for the ten next screens, which is typing 1 and pressing enter to perform the commands. Yes, I am disappointed too. To keep the nerdiness of this mission, I will use my rusty Linux-knowledge to tell you what you are actually doing:

tail -n 15 /var/log/messages /*display the 15 last lines in the messages file*/

mkdir /tmp/foo /*create (make) a directory called foo in the tmp folder*/

mount /dev/sdg1 /tmp/foo /*mount the USB pen into folder foo*/

cd /tmp/foo /*change the current working directory to foo*/

ls /*list content in current directory*/

cat notes.txt /*display (concatenate and print) the file notes.txt*/

cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l /*display info about the CPU, BUT specifically (grep) any text about about ‘processor’ BUT don’t display them, give me the number of lines (word count -line) with this word in it*/

wulfdecrypt –threads 128 -enc AES –bit 256 –file /tmp/foo/crypt /*TBH, not sure this is anything real, but I assume it is meant to simulate some sort of decryption of the file*/

wulfdecrypt –dump –key “The Morning Light Burns” –file /tmp/foo/crypt /*Goes for this as well */

Upload Data /*Get mission loot :)*/

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Comments

  • For Tier 2, you can choose 2 (Command Line Based) at the start to skip the “puzzles”; it works like Tier 3 where you just have to go through several screens entering 1.