I decompiled a pyc file with uncompyle6, and this is the result:

# uncompyle6 version 3.7.3
# Python bytecode 3.6 (3379)
# Decompiled from: Python 3.6.9 (default, Aug 24 2020, 10:24:35) 
# [GCC 9.3.0]
# Embedded file name: /dev/null/dev/null/dev/null/dev/null/crackme.py
# Compiled at: 2020-06-30 20:00:00
# Size of source mod 2**32: 545 bytes
import base64
from zlib import decompress as ᥤ
if __name__ == '__main__':
    input_ = input('Enter your password: ')
    password = base64.b64encode(input_.encode())
    Þåçѡӧґд = (b'x\xde\xad\xbe\xef^\x0b\xf6\xf5\r\nv\xf6\xf0\xa9\x0e\xa8,\xc90\xc8\x8bO\x8a,1\x8eO6H1\x8e7,\xf6+\x89/6N.-J\xad\x05\x00\xfc\xe3\rh').replace(b'\xde\xad\xbe\xef', b'')
    if base64.b64decode(password) == ᥤ(Þåçѡӧґд):
        print('The flag is', input_)
        print('Incorrect flag! Try reading my code…')
# okay decompiling /home/kali/jscu/reversing1/crackme.pyc

Clearly, the second password variable is gibberish, and I can't make much of the contents of that variable either. What could I try to make sense of this?

  • 1
    it is all visible there is no gibberish in there just think and execute fewlines it isnt so secure
    – blabb
    Aug 24, 2020 at 18:52

1 Answer 1


It’s not gibberish, the code is simply using non-ASCII variable names which is perfectly fine in Python.

  • You're right actually, my brain must've been fried yesterday. Thanks.
    – Magusviper
    Aug 25, 2020 at 7:34

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