What kind of difficulty are you having? Click to expand the tab!

I don't know where to start!

That’s okay! Step back and look at the problem. Read the hint too—that’s what they’re there for! Next, think about what you really need to do. Do you need to do some complicated math for decryption? Do you need to get a site to tell you something secret? Figure it out, and get googling! We’re not that creative; you’d be surprised at what you can turn up.

Google isn’t helpful! What do I search for?

Look really closely. Read the hint again, or start googling the title blindly. Even if you don’t get anything useful, you’ll be getting closer and closer to the solution by figuring out what doesn’t work. In the worst-case, take a break and try again in a few hours; maybe you’ll have had some insight!

… Nope! Still stuck.

Well, we’re (almost) always on our freenode IRC channel at #pactf. Drop on by, and maybe we’ll give you a hint!