NcN 2013 CTF Quals – Level 2

Level 2 of NcN CTF offers a “level.apk” file for downloading. After fetching and extracting it’s contents, the folder res arrested my attention.

There are 16 png-files , each one is a part of a qr code.

NcN 2013 Quals - Level 2 - QR Image

The easiest way to solve the puzzle is to arrange the parts on one’s own without writing a script. After finishing the puzzle …

NcN 2013 Quals - Level 2 - Final QR Code

… you only need to scan the qr code with any tool you like (in my case it was a smart phone) , and there it is, the flag:


Of course I could have written a script. But in my opinion it was only worth if I would have to solve not only one puzzle. Concluding it is only a diligent but routine piece of work.