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Step by Step Solution for Hack Ingress Invite Puzzle

HackIngressConsole

To start, type:
> hint
They will not control us…we will be victorious.

Those are lyrics from the song “Uprising” by Muse (also off their album “resistance”…just as an aside)

HINT1
> uprising
You’re not ready for that yet…but the first step is right in front of you, staring you in the face like a mirror.

HINT2
> uprising
(3hrs later): You’re not ready for that yet…but the first step is right in front of you, staring you in the face like a mirror. Be clear and look higher

SOLUTION
It means type ‘clear’ to get erase the screen, then look higher into the URL http://hackingress.com/3va77xq4ili1/
‘like a mirror': take 3va77xq4ili1, and reverse it to get 1ili4qx77av3
In the terminal, run:
> decode 1ili4qx77av3

You get:
DECODE SUCCESSFUL: L3 @ X2X8.X5X6X5X4X1X6-Y8Y1.Y7Y3Y3Y2Y4Y7

Remove the X’s and Y’s (indicating coordinates) to get
L3 28.565416 -81.733247

Enter that in the ingress.com/intel SEARCH box
You will see a Level 3 Portal, owned by Varian, with the name “Onederland Children’s Club” (get it? Onederland homophone for Wonderland…like Alice)

>portal Onederland
You get:
IT IS THIS AGENT’S OPINION THAT THE BUSINESS KNOWN AS ‘ONEDERLAND CHILDREN’S CLUB’ IS ACTUALLY A FALSE ENTITY THAT MANUFACTURES XM-BASED WEAPONS. AFTER A TWO-WEEK UNDERCOVER OBSERVATION, NO CHILDREN WERE OBSERVED ENTERING OR LEAVING THE FACILITY, AND COVERT (POSSIBLY HOSTILE) OPERATORS WERE ROUTINELY SPOTTED IN THE AREA, JEOPARDIZING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

Ingress Monitoring Group’s Undercover Report: 9F2Bn

“Ingress Monitoring Group’s Undercover Report” is an acronym for IMGUR, a popular image-sharing website.
Visit http://imgur.com/9F2Bn
It’s the HackIngress.com logo…click on it to get a larger version
Download it and adjust the levels, and you will see a code hidden in the bottom left: ‘d2hpcHB1cnI=?’ if you try to DECODE it, it tells you it’s too simple and that it’s binary data.

>base64 d2hpcHB1cnI=
RESULT
DECODED VALUE: whippurr

>whois whippurr
RESULT
CODENAME: whippurr
FACTION: enlightened
SECLEVEL: 1
STATUS: L3 Agent
NOTE: More information is available in the AS/400 Archive Library: ‘L3Agent_List’

Now, you need to know two things…it’s a Library, and it’s in AS/400. A quick google search will show you a few AS/400 commands related to libraries (DISPLIB, EDITLIB, etc)

>DISPLBL L3Agent_List
RESULT
Database ‘L2ALIB-1′ is encrypted via MD5 hash.

Encrypted? Hack it!

>hack L2ALIB-1
RESULT
9e925e9341b490bfd3b4c4ca3b0c1ef2
98defd6ee70dfb1dea416cecdf391f58
05f63da9e915f6c672696c8ccaabdfcf
39ab32c5aeb56c9f5ae17f073ce31023
657f8b8da628ef83cf69101b6817150a
099dafc678df7d266c25f95ccf6cde22
c8d46d341bea4fd5bff866a65ff8aea9
48bb6e862e54f2a795ffc4e541caed4d

Hack successful. Library decrypted.
ERROR: Data is corrupt, invalid string: ‘._…_…_….._._._._…_….._..__._._..__._._..__._….__.___._..__._._..____._._..__’?

The “invalid string” looks like morse code, but it’s actually binary…replace the “.” with 0 and “_” with 1
That gets you: 01000100 01000001 01010100 01000001 00110101 00110101 00110100 00110111 01001101 01001111 01010011

Convert that to TEXT and you get ‘DATA5547MOS’

>DATA5547MOS
Unlocks the sixth (and final) stage…and the invite code.

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13 Comments

  1. Nice

  2. > decode 1ili4qx77av3
    ***********************************
    PARTIAL UNLOCK(1 of 6): ‘F__W____’
    Other user(s) have unlocked 6 of 6
    You were NOT the first.
    ***********************************

    …and from there, it no longer follows the guide, slightly subtle variations, but no longer working exactly as described. This is not a surprise, you’d expect it to be limited.

  3. don’t you need to have an active account to use the ingress/intel search box ? o.O

  4. > DATA5547MOS
    ***** INVITATION ALREADY UNLOCKED *****

  5. doesent work for me:
    INVITATION ALREADY UNLOCKED

  6. yeah this isn’t a multiple use thing. First to solve gets the prize, everyone else just gets to sigh

  7. ***** INVITATION ALREADY UNLOCKED *****

    what happens next?

  8. Command not working anymore…
    > hint
    hint: invalid command

    • False alert.
      It s working again

  9. Aaaaaaaaand it’s down.

  10. this was the most fun EVAR!

  11. its disabled

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