Mark your calendars and get your tools ready. The annual South Florida Hack the Flag and Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday August 14, 2010 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale – 400 Corporate Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
UPDATE! – CASH PRIZES ANNOUNCED! – $500 1st place; $300 2nd place; $200 3rd place
This event is open to all members of the information security community and everyone can participate in both:
Hack the Flag: This year we will have two competitions. A Samurai CTF for those with little to no hacking experience and a Ninja CTF for those that think they are elite enough. Both competitions require teams between 2-5 members each. Please specify what competition you would like to participate in, if any, and your team name. If you do not have a team, you will be assigned to one. First come, first serve, so sign up now.
Chili Cook Off: Anyone can bring in their best Chili to be tasted and tested by the rest. Simply specify you will be bringing Chili on the registration page.
Hack Miami will be running the “Samurai CTF” at this years Hack the Flag. This is a brand new aspect to the SFISSA’s HTF event. This contest is intended for those that are either complete newbies or have a moderate level of experience, but aren’t quite ready for the bloodshed of the Ninja CTF.
The word samurai is somewhat analogous to European knight: they were considered nobility, worked for noble higher-ups, and were renowned for their great bravery and code of honor. Ninja, on the other hand, were well-disguised mercenary assassins governed by no code save secrecy.
One of the benefits of this contest is that you will be using a bootable “live CD”. What this means to you, is that aside from having all the great tools that you need for the contest, you most likely not have to worry about your computer being hacked while it is running the Samurai live CD. All you will need to do is put the Samurai live CD into your CDROM drive and power up!
This contest is focused on web hacking, something that is a very hot topic in infosec today. While this competition is intended to be a friendly contest, it is also going to be an educational experience. Guidance will be provided by the members of Hack Miami. So, if you get stuck, there is a helping hand nearby.