Wordsworth – Challenge 3
This challenge is the third of the competition and is the first marked as medium. This is the description for this challenge.
“There’s an erudite hacker who goes by the name of ‘Wordsworth’. She loves books and riddles, and using them to hide her secrets. She also runs a cool website for finding quotes from famous people, books and movies. We initially thought it was legit, but it seems there’s more to it than meets the eye. Can you find the hidden section?”
Solution: Change the URL to the correct quote to reveal the flag.
This challenge requires you to look at the source code behind the page. If you open the source code using either Inspect Element or View Page Source you will see this comment that looks a lot like the number at the end of the URL.
“<!– 999186890 –>“
Once you have this number you need to change the URL to go to this quote. Be careful when you change the URL as you are not changing it in your web browser but instead in the challenges URL bar. So go ahead and change the URl to point to the new quote we have found “https://www.the-quote-finder.com/quote/999186890” and this will then reveal the flag.
As you can clearly see after you have changed the URL the flag is “oscar_fr3ud“.
This means the flag for this challenge is “oscar_fr3ud“.