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Root Fu @ Defcon X CTF contest
Assemble a security consulting team now! HyperGlobalMegaCorp is
offering excellent IT contracts! Qualified teams must be able to
administer and secure ASCII/TCP/IP services and review and patch the
corporate default installation for any vulnerabilities discovered since
it was created.
Teams will be presented with the latest release of HGMC's official x86
based server software. The software interoperates with a large
accounting system that determines which contractor is providing which
services. If a host is completely operational at the end of each
polling cycle, its current operator identification is requested. The
contractor matching that identification is credited.
Business hours are Friday 11:00 to 23:00, Saturday 10:00 to 22:00 and
Sunday 10:00 to 14:00.
Team Application forms will be available on this site starting June 1, 2002.
This is a closed network that is not connected to the Internet, so
bring all your tools. While not required, it might help your team to
have someone with employable skills such as navigation, RF hacking,
physical security, accounting, dumpster diving and phone phreaking.
If you have to worry about it in your day job, you probably have to
worry about it in Root Fu.
- Be the team with the largest balance on the corporate books after 28
hours to win.
- Denial of service is strictly forbidden. Intentional acts will be
- All patches to open-source software must be published.
- No physical coersion. This is still a game.
- If required, the folks running the contest may step in to take the
place of the press, judicial system or stock market.
- The team leaders can hire whoever they want whenever they want, but
the number of teams is fixed.
One more time for the slow folks:
The contest is to maintain a given number of services, starting with an
x86 operating system. As long as the scoreboard server sees that your
services are up AND your server has your team's flag, you get points.
If the server is down, you don't get points. If the server is up with
somebody else's flag, they get the points. Polling is done pretty
often. You can join whatever team will have you, but teams can't merge.
Yes, the Root Fu scoreboard is only going to running for 28 hours. There will be
work for you to do between shifts if you want, or you can do the
right thing & go see the rest of Defcon.
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