Hacking Resources for NCL

Bryan Bielawa and I are good friends and are involved in the U of A Cybercats. We wrote this article to compile all the resources we found useful.

Orlando Rodriguez Bryan Bielawa
Dec 22, 2020 WIP 5/10

You’ll find plenty of resources for cryptography and steganography. These were compiled during the 2020 NCL season and will continue to be updated as we participate more in the program. We’ve also included some usage guides, although you should reference the original materials for further reading.

The categories are broken down by problem type, and then there are different groups for online and offline tools. We only added tools that helped us solve the problems, so we probably went through several dozens and kept only the useful ones.

If you would like to contribute resources to the list, please feel free to do so by contacting me at .

Geographic Location Tools

Password Cracking


Online Hashing

Offline Hashing

Some of the commands may look like this:

hashcat.exe -m 0 -a 3 hashes.txt "SKY-HQNT-?d?d?d?d"
hashcat.exe -m 0 -a 0 hashes.txt pokemon-list-en.txt -O
hashcat.exe -a 6 Passwords.txt "?d?d" hashes.txt
Use flag --show to display passwords at end of command


Online Steg Tools

QR Code Tools