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Bushy Evergreen: Essential Editor Skills

This challenge asked us to exit a vi terminal screen. This one was quite easy. We know that the way to do that is 
ESC + :q or ESC + :q!. Additional vi shortcuts are listed here:

Bushy now reveals that we can glean the answers to the next question from the past challenges or by hearing Ed’s 
welcome talk.

Question 1 Orientation Challenge

Past challenges’ storyboards are available at:

We go through these challenges quickly to determine the answers to the quiz questions. For example, the answer
to the first question is ‘firmware’ as shown by “Firmware Analysis for Fun and Profit” in the 2015 holiday hack 

  • Answer 1: Firmware
  • Answer 2: ATNAS
  • Answer 3: Business card
  • Answer 4: Cranberry Pi
  • Answer 5: Snowballs
  • Answer 6: The great book

Selecting all the correct answers reveals the secret code ‘Happy Trails’ to progress to the next stage.

Pranshu Bajpai
Pranshu Bajpai
Principal Security Architect

Pranshu Bajpai, PhD, is a principle security architect..