Pwn Challenges Setup Part 1 - Reversing

Once upon a time I wanted to join a CTF and solve some challenges. I settled out and chose a pwn challenge. I downloaded the binary, started GDB and lo and behold....

I had no clue how to proceed. GDB is barely usable and it's command line interface at best obscure. I had no idea of disassembler or decompilers. And what the hell is pwntools? This article series should provide some insight to the most basic setup for solving pwn challenges so you don't have to feel the same pain I once did.

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