[MISC] Crime

Here we gather some ideas about the challenge. Avoiding spoilers

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  • edited January 5

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  • Each position is an x, y coordinate.
    "The suspects leaves a letter to Mr Rene Descartes family to inform them that they need to bring the ransom money to a location where the shape formed by these three points is incomplete EQUILIBRIUM."

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    I am thinking that the victim may be partial to a particular type of coordination
    @nemen - I'd spoiler the name
    *Edit - oh yeah - I found an online auto transcription service that gives you 30 mins of free transcription - I've got to go back through it to make some corrections to it but it seems to have got it mostly right from what I've reviewed so far

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    You might need to look for a

    Speech to Text transcriber

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  • OK, I Tried 8 - 12 tools no luck , i think these "coordinates" are not Coordinates -.-.

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    Type your comment> @Tahher said:

    OK, I Tried 8 - 12 tools no luck , i think these "coordinates" are not Coordinates -.-.

    Try IBM Watson

  • Type your comment> @ajdumanhug said:

    Type your comment> @Tahher said:

    OK, I Tried 8 - 12 tools no luck , i think these "coordinates" are not Coordinates -.-.

    Try IBM Watson

    I got the "Large Numbers" But im stuck here.

  • Type your comment> @Tahher said:

    Type your comment> @ajdumanhug said:

    Type your comment> @Tahher said:

    OK, I Tried 8 - 12 tools no luck , i think these "coordinates" are not Coordinates -.-.

    Try IBM Watson

    I got the "Large Numbers" But im stuck here.

    Read the messages above about those numbers. You have to do something with those numbers and hint can be found on the message you transcribed.

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    Type your comment> @f00l8r1t3 said:

    @ajdumanhug

    I would have tried Watson a long time ago ... if there was a free way to try any of it. There is not, apparently, where I am located or connecting from. Also saying "Watson" is like saying "Adobe" which many do when they mean "Acrobat."

    If Watson is required for this Challenge, why not point that way by alluding to Sherlock or Moriarty or something that is clueful?

    There's a free Watson thing and there are many free sites out there.

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  • Type your comment> @f00l8r1t3 said:

    Type your comment> @ajdumanhug said:

    Type your comment> @f00l8r1t3 said:

    @ajdumanhug

    I would have tried Watson a long time ago ... if there was a free way to try any of it. There is not, apparently, where I am located or connecting from. Also saying "Watson" is like saying "Adobe" which many do when they mean "Acrobat."

    If Watson is required for this Challenge, why not point that way by alluding to Sherlock or Moriarty or something that is clueful?

    There's a free Watson thing and there are many free sites out there.

    We have the numbers.

    That has never been the issue. Your suggestion of Watson seemed to imply it was part of decoding or deciphering those numbers, not transcribing them.

    The issue is the numbers. We are told they are coordinates. One assumes cartesian given the context of the storyline. These numbers do not map given any form of geospatial coordinate encoding system that I have come across in my researches.

    The link you gave is the speech-to-text I found and used the day the challenge was released. My frustration and others on here is that these numbers are absurdly large and nonsensical given the storyline and context.

    Rabbit Hole, I guess. Read the message carefully and there are lots of hints there.

  • I think those numbers are a rabbit hole. The flag is hidden in the audio by steganography or some trick...
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  • Any Good hints ?

  • I really don't understand what should be done with the 3 numbers.

    Does it really with 3 numbers or each figure of 3 values per unit represent a point on the plane? I tried to draw them but I get nothing.

  • I think that the hardest part is getting the *correct* numbers. That is the worst part because it is slow and prone to errors.

    After that, the last part of the message already says everything.
    It is not something you have to "view", you can already imagine what you have.
    Think about what the message asks you to do with what you have and don't overcomplicate it.

    After that, what you get can be easily interpreted.

    mrlbender

  • Even when collapsing the numbers to equilibrium, it is still quite a blur what to do with the new location... for me anyway...

  • I had to put this Challenge aside for a few days because I had let myself get unnecessarily frustrated, had stopped thinking clearly, and backed myself into a corner logically which meant there was no way I was going to solve it.

    Here are some guiding thoughts for thinking about this Challenge so you can be a better hacker than me:

    1. Solutions to challenges do not require commercial, specialized tools unavailable to everyone for free.
    2. You can solve it. Maybe not right now, but eventually you will. It's ok to step back or even start fresh.
    3. You will likely always \/facepalm yourself once you get it.
    4. Writing good hints that are not spoilers is hard.
    5. The word "equilibrium" may be throwing off some here as it did to me. Try thinking along the lines of a "middle," and «cough» stop trying to project «cough» a solution.

    I would like to apologize this Challenge's creator @ajdumanhug for being an overbearing, bombastic jerk in earlier messages in this thread, which I then edited to be "-" and acting like a petulant child. I let what is a fun and different challenge get to me because I stubbornly hung onto an idea that did not fit the data available (that it was a geospatial puzzle). Therefore, @ajdumanhug and everyone else here, I apologize. Respect+

    Also, thanks and respect to @NikoASR for being extraordinarily patient and calm in our pm's about this challenge. (He's owning all of the Challenges on HTB like a total boss.)

  • Type your comment> @f00l8r1t3 said:

    I had to put this Challenge aside for a few days because I had let myself get unnecessarily frustrated, had stopped thinking clearly, and backed myself into a corner logically which meant there was no way I was going to solve it.

    Here are some guiding thoughts for thinking about this Challenge so you can be a better hacker than me:

    1. Solutions to challenges do not require commercial, specialized tools unavailable to everyone for free.
    2. You can solve it. Maybe not right now, but eventually you will. It's ok to step back or even start fresh.
    3. You will likely always \/facepalm yourself once you get it.
    4. Writing good hints that are not spoilers is hard.
    5. The word "equilibrium" may be throwing off some here as it did to me. Try thinking along the lines of a "middle," and «cough» stop trying to project «cough» a solution.

    I would like to apologize this Challenge's creator @ajdumanhug for being an overbearing, bombastic jerk in earlier messages in this thread, which I then edited to be "-" and acting like a petulant child. I let what is a fun and different challenge get to me because I stubbornly hung onto an idea that did not fit the data available (that it was a geospatial puzzle). Therefore, @ajdumanhug and everyone else here, I apologize. Respect+

    Also, thanks and respect to @NikoASR for being extraordinarily patient and calm in our pm's about this challenge. (He's owning all of the Challenges on HTB like a total boss.)

    Hey, you're fine. Thanks for solving the challenge. I hope you had fun.

  • Pm if you need a nudge

  • edited January 15

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    limbernie
    Write-ups of retired machines

  • No, dont think Cartesian coordinates/physical location. That's a rabbit hole. You just need the 3 points you're given.

  • I am genuinely stumped with this challenge. I've listened to the audio. I've thought its told me dozens of different things.

    Anyone who has solved this is pure ninja IMHO.

    TazWake

    Happy to help people but PLEASE explain your problem in as much detail as possible!

    Also: https://www.nohello.com/

  • x and y.

    OSCP | CCSK

    Hack The Box

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    limbernie
    Write-ups of retired machines

  • OMG, what is this! I doesn't speak English but this is what? The IBM whatson tool extract very different text in each analisys, get no numbers or coordinates
    Tried the stego approach, but no clues
    Completely lost with this Challenge.

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