cluele55 wrote:Is there a way to implement security/protection missions? Like counter-parts to the hacking missions. For example, you have missions to hack into websites and change things. What about missions where you are the website being hacked and you need to fix the vulnerability. Or better yet, is there a way to track the fictitious hacker?
This can't happen nicely without putting the mission-serving site at huge risk or requiring the mission taker to run the challenge locally. I took the latter approach here: https://www.hackthissite.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=10523
Posting code to accomplish the mission objective will win you internets.
Posting code that fixes the vulnerabilities will win you internets.
What if the user actually downloaded the mission and had to have a working apache, link it back to the site for mission accomplished etc... Maybe you could do that for the riskier stuff?
I think someone should go on a mission to get more users for the site, maybe Schools, other hacking sites(Hackforums,hak5, hackaday,etc...) and get the word flowing that Hackthissite is where to be.
Maybe mimic(slightly) a site like Hackforums(just an Idea, don't crucify me), thereby inviting more new comers and cash flow so we can see some real changes to Hackthissite?
Mainly I think yall should get the word flowing to some Universities and Community colleges, that alone should help with content quality. Cyber Security is on the rise and should be capitalized on, with University lvl missions in forensics, pentesting, bug hunting, etc...
Personal message to the sites owner:
The government is giving out big grants to schools every where for Cyber Security, literally hundreds of millions of dollars.(This year 2013)If I owned this site I would sell my soul to the devil to get the money I needed to get into serious development right away. Find out who you have to fuq to get a Curriculum contract like the text book people and get incorporated into a text book/Curriculum.(mind==blown, 10's of thousands of users err day. Champagne would rain from the heavens etc...
Dont thank me just pay it forward