01. The Case of Le Pain Maudit

Red Hat Hacker began with the apple, a mythological symbol of knowledge, self-consciousness and free will--the original red pill. The Case of Le Pain Maudit circles around the forces that design to ensnare that power and direct it to their own ends. To win the game you will have to get back to basics. Shake off the mental parasites, shut down the background running processes, and account for every square on the chessboard. One bad move, one missed clue could be the difference between success and failure.

TWFuIHdpdGggZGFyaywgd29vbCBjb2F0IHRvIG1lZXQgeW91IGluIGJvaWxlciByb29tIG9mIFN0YXRsZXIgSG90ZWwuIFdpbGwgaW5mb3JtIHlvdSBvZiBsb2NhdGlvbiBhbmQgY29kZXdvcmQgZm9yIGV4dHJhY3Rpb24gb2Ygc2Vuc2l0aXZlIGRhdGEuIE1ha2UgaGFzdGUuIGh0dHBzOi8vaXMuZ2QvZGFuZ2VyX2ltbWluZW50

Answer the Riddle to Claim the Main Line Bounty:

Dear traveler, you have arrived too late to claim the main line bounty. The correct answer to "The Case of Le Pain Maudit" has already been submitted. The bounty has been, or is in the process of being disbursed.

Released: October 28, 2020
Closed: November 10, 2020
Bounty: 2.23 eth