CTF is Capture the Flag, a friendly computer security ("hacking") competition where participants complete challenges and learn about topics ranging from website vulnerabilities to hex editing.
Just bring your laptop running Linux! Participation is encouraged but spectators are permitted.
- http://www.ctftime.org/event/59/, http://ghostintheshellcode.com/
- Friday Feb 15th 6:00PM - 11:00PM and again Saturday 16th 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
- Free Pizza on Friday! I'll buy pizza for the group, so long as we don't get a hundred to show
What is the Phx2600 CTF team? It is a loosely organized group that will compete in online CTF challenges for the purpose of education and entertainment. We're all here to learn, so please don't count yourself out just because you don't think you're 1337 enough.
Naturally, it is not required that you be present for the entire meetup, but you are strongly encouraged to give a full effort. A CTF is a 48 hour hackathon! Also note that we'll be playing continuously throughout the weekend online via IRC and such.
As for "hand holding", we are very inviting for beginners. You're not going to be expected to have some minimum level of awesome in order to participate. However the CTF is a competition, not a class. We're here to learn by doing. So I wouldn't want someone to come in with wrong expectations. This won't be a passive experience where you sit in the back of the room and listen to someone talk at you. But if you're not familiar with technique X, or tool Y, I would be super happy to tell you, and so would everyone else. I hope the distinction in clear.