Cover Your Bases

Challenge:

One of the other junior analysts stumbled upon this and isn't quite sure what to make of it. Based on the context that it was found, it might be a coded message.

Decode this: ZmxhZ3tzaG91bGRhX21hZGVfdGhpc19vbmVfaGFyZGVyfQ==

Solution:

Between the challenge title, the slight nudge in the description of, “Based on the context” and the tell-tale == padding, it was pretty clear that the string was Base64 encoded. I used the base64 utility to perform the decoding:

printf "ZmxhZ3tzaG91bGRhX21hZGVfdGhpc19vbmVfaGFyZGVyfQ=="| base64 -d

flag{shoulda_made_this_one_harder}

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