The Shmoo Group
The Shmoo Group is a non-profit think-tank of like-minded individuals who share a passion for information security research and development. TSG members' expertise incorporates field-dressing a moose to extragalactic astrophysics to Python capabilities, cutting-edge wearable computing to encryption to sharp-shooting. The group mind adds a razor-sharp sense of sarcasm to a refusal to take anything about the Internet seriously, mixed liberally with tequila, community service, wireless networking and RFID hackery.
Teams score points for correct answers to a variety of questions and challenges. Some require binary reversing, some require remote exploitation, and some will require an Eagle-eyed insight into x86 disassembly. We might even get jiggy with some webappsec or forensics foo if the binary ninjas would stop snickering.
Incorrect answers are not penalized, however brute forcing will be. The delay after an incorrect answer is exponential, so submit your answers acordingly. Disruptive attacks against the scoring or game infrastructure. /Elegant/ attacks on the scoring infrastructure might be worth bonus points, report them and find out. Lame attacks will be met with jeers and derision--tread carefully. All teams will share a common game board. As questions become unlocked, they will be available to all teams. Teams that solve previously unsolved questions will be able to choose which level to unlock next. Unlike last year in which we were screwing with you guys and the order of unlocks was fixed, this year you can see the points and category of every question on the gameboard. So you can plan your unlock strategy accordingly.
Binary reversing, remote exploitation, disassembly, forensics, application security
Orientation & Team Structure
Team Based Question and Challenge
Website & Schedule
2016 Event Postponed, no 2017 information availbale.