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05-16-2012, 02:30 PM #1
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DEFCON 20
It's time for the next CTF to participate, possibly the most prestigious of the CTFs participated so far - DEFCON 20 . Those who are unaware what DEFCON is, here is the Wiki link for them.

Quote:DEF CON (also written as DEFCON or Defcon) is one of the world's largest annual computer hacker conventions, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEF CON took place in June 1993.

Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, crackers, cyber-criminals, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in computer code, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be "hacked". The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking-related subjects, as well as social events and contests in everything from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection and cracking computer systems to who can most effectively cool a beer in the Nevada heat. Other contests include lockpicking, robotics-related contests (discontinued), art, slogan, coffee wars (not currently running), scavenger hunt and Capture the Flag. Capture the Flag (CTF) is perhaps the best known of these contests. It is a hacking competition where teams of hackers attempt to attack and defend computers and networks using certain software and network structures. CTF has been emulated at other hacking conferences as well as in academic and military contexts.

This year DEFCON 20 is being organized by Diutinus Defense Technologies Corp. aka DDTEK. They are pre-qualifying winners of other CTFs around the globe, e.g. DEFCON, RuCTFe, iCTF, CodeGate etc. Also what more alluring is

Quote:We While DEFCON refuses to sell-out to corporate sponsorship, DT is personally covering two rooms per team at the majestic RIO hotel Thursday-Sunday for each team.

Their registration process is a bit different from the other CTFs in the sense that

Quote:This year we are requiring all users to be affiliated with a team. (Which may consist solely of yourself). During quals we will allow multiple independent logins per team. If you are creating a new team you will receive a hash code specific to your team. In order to associate with an existing team, simply supply the team's hash code given to you by the person that created the team.

We, Team Reboot, has already registered in the event. Any other non-team member is also welcome to be a part of the show. The hash code mentioned above will be provided on request.



Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration opens: 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 UTC
Registration ends: 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 UTC

Qualifications open: 02 Jun 2012 00:00:00 UTC
Qualifications ends: 04 Jun 2012 00:00:00 UTC

Timezone conversion:
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Forum page: https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=12796

Email: t/a\l/kd/d\t/e\k/.\b/i\z (Without the special characters, of course. After all, we don't want them to get spammed, do we?)</at>
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05-16-2012, 03:59 PM #2
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RE: DEFCON 20
This sounds awesome. I will let you know as it gets closer to the event.

05-16-2012, 08:46 PM #3
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RE: DEFCON 20
But, each individual needs to register. Please get yourself registered with our team key. You cn later decide whether you will be available or not, but register positively. The deadline is close.

05-17-2012, 04:13 AM #4
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RE: DEFCON 20
Although I highly doubt I will be of any help, I'd like to sign up just to be a part of DEFCON.


EDIT: You say where the location is? So can this one not be done via the internet?
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05-17-2012, 09:08 AM #5
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RE: DEFCON 20
The CTF that Holmes.Sherlock is speaking of is a qual for DEFCON. At least that's my understanding.

And Holmes.Sherlock... Isn't there a limit of members per team? I was following the email conversations and wasn't sure if you decided to create two teams or not.

05-17-2012, 10:34 AM #6
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RE: DEFCON 20
(05-17-2012, 09:08 AM)KoBE Wrote:  The CTF that Holmes.Sherlock is speaking of is a qual for DEFCON. At least that's my understanding.

And Holmes.Sherlock... Isn't there a limit of members per team? I was following the email conversations and wasn't sure if you decided to create two teams or not.
To DEFCON quals isn't any limit of players.
The limit was to the other one, Baltic CTF (5 members) but don't worry! And that idea about creating two teams: Reboot and TLF was mine, but I don't think there are enough members for that.

I just thought we need some competition between members :)

05-17-2012, 01:00 PM #7
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RE: DEFCON 20
Ah ok. Well I'll try my best in either. I didn't see the hash sent out in the emails. So, if you'd PM it to me then I'll get registered for the quals.

I've already seen the credentials for Baltic. Hopefully I can help out in that as well. I need to add another flag to my collection to give the 1 from the Mozilla CTF some company. :D

If members are indeed serious about wanting to participate we would probably need two teams. If so, then I would be on Team TLF.
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05-17-2012, 01:19 PM #8
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RE: DEFCON 20
Sent the hash to your TLF mail.

05-17-2012, 03:01 PM #9
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RE: DEFCON 20
Ok, I will check it within the hour. I am about to leave work soon. Thanks.

05-28-2012, 09:27 PM #10
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RE: DEFCON 20
This is the final BUMP before DEFCON starts. Is anyone interested?




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