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Post mortems - Wargames

With smpCTF looming I thought I would link to these excellent "post mortems" from
CCDC 2010 and Reiners exploiting past sql filters, something we have seen in the last two codegate and owaspeu10 challenges...
CCDC 2010 - Part1
CCDC 2010 - Part 2
Reiners - Exploitiing hard filtered sql injection article
smp Capture The Flag (CTF), 2010 Hacker Olympics, is a contest designed by "hackers" and "security enthusiasts" for the like to battle it out against each other over a highly sugar induced weekend. In the smpCTF Hacker Olympics teams and individuals are put up against other teams from around the globe in the same environment with the same objectives and a mission to accomplish.

Do you have what it takes to compete...?

More details at dates and times have not yet been decided.


I have no idea why I didn't hear about this until I heard about the Ethical Hackers SSHliders challenge.

Unlike your average run of the mill challenges where you visit some third party server or website and exploit your way through some (usually) fake or not credible binaries or website. In this challenge you download and execute a virtual machine image and you have to overcome a local hindrance to gain entrance to the game. The round is unfortunately over, but you can still complete the challenge. I have been far to busy to get started yet, but I hope to complete as much as I can before round 2 starts.

Since it's coming from sans I expect there is a decent variety of difficulty and types of challenges as they have some very good brain to draw on for ideas.

Take the challenge now at
The Ethical Hacker guys have recently released a new challenge called sshliders
To compete, head over to read the details, work out some answers and submit your entry.

There will be three winners:
  • Best technical answer
  • Most creative entry that is also technically correct,
  • Random draw. 
Even if you don't know all the answers or can only guess, submit an entry with what you do have, and you'll be entered in that random draw. Winners will receive signed copies of the book, Counter Hack Reloaded. All entries are due by November 23, 2009

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