This puzzle was shared by a friend, who in turn got it from school, and there is no competition involved. We have been working on it for a long time without any answers at all. Can anyone help me find the beginning of the answer ?
As a hint, we got the hash is like a MAP. We must follow it in order to get the right answer. When we arrive into
ETX with an integer, we will know that the answer is right !
Here is it:
There are ASCII + HEXADECIMAL characters in the table.
ASCII Table: http://www.asciitable.com/
0F In our minds, this means that we will add
F in the right columns, and
0 in the bottom columns, so we get hexadecimal characters (Look at the arrows).
>>v is a mystery, without knowing the exact position of it.
New hint: Use 10 first bytes of the HASH as your MAP for success.