This year, our team is organising its own CTF tournament for the first time. It is geared more towards beginners, but even experienced CTF players will find something they enjoy. The challenges fall into one of 5 categories:

  • Web - hacking web applications
  • Crypto - cryptography
  • Rev - reverse engineering
  • Pwn - exploiting binaries
  • Misc - miscelaneous

In each challenge, the goal is to find the flag, which is a string whose format is known before hand, but is otherwise random. You use this to prove to us that you really solved the challenge. For each flag you find, you are awarded points. More details about our CTF can be found on the official website.