How much does it take to hack a mobile network?
Is electronic government secure
in the era of WikiLeaks and Anonymous?

Is SCADA hacking a Hollywood fiction
or the nowadays reality?
Internet banking: is there any chance to win
over the fraudsters?

Cyber-crimes, cyber-espionage, cyber-war: where do we draw a borderline?


Thursday, May 31, 2012

CTF - The Challenges Continue


According to the Day Two legend, the teams taking part in the PHDays CTF contest were required to obtain transportation means. Specially for this task we prepared a couple of AR.Drones - flying devices operated through mobile phones using insecure wireless connections. The goal was for the CTF teams to take control over one or both the drones.

At first, we planned to launch the AR.Drones outside the building, but since the weather in Moscow wasn’t navigable, the competition was moved to the lobby of the Digital October technocentre that hosts the PHDays 2012 forum.

After a test launch or two, AR.Drones took off followed by surprised looks of the forum guests, and the contest participants started.

The winner, by the way, not only raised the team score, but was also presented with the captured AR.Drone. At the end of day, the first drone stays in Russia, and the second goes to the USA with his new owner - Matt from PPP.

Congratulation! Surely enough, these are not the only challenges the CTF contestants faced at the beginning of the second forum day. Dumpster Diving in search of bonus flags continues even now; today, the first ones to go were the guys from Leet More.

Other teams will do the same.