"One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." --Charles Austin Beard
This is a bit of a short notice!! It has been a few weeks since we last competed and we do not want to get rusty. This is another perfect opportunity for you to join in and get your feet wet on CTFs if you have never participated before.
Team sizes can be up to 5 members. However, if you wish to join in with the HTS Team we will provide you with the necessary details to be sure we can all stay together. If you want to join us, hop into #CTF on IRC. While we primarily use IRC to communicate we do have a discord server available for voice comms.
ABCTF strives to engage young security enthusiasts in the hot field of cybersecurity. We can and will help anyone take their first steps in the cybersecurity world. There will be dozens upon dozens of problems ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert and everything in between. Whatever your level is, we will have plenty of problems to keep you busy.
For several hours hours today, the HackThisSite staff collaborated together to plan some upcoming big changes for the site. We solidified some major decisions on direction and technology, assigned responsibilities, and planned deliverables. So what did we plan?
Any HTS user can tell you that many parts of the site are broken, and any staffer can tell you it's because the code is atrocious. We plan on redoing everything from the ground up, starting first with a Single Sign-On system -- which was what we planned today -- to decouple authentication and make adding new things much easier.
To do this, we need your help! If you'd like to be part of this major undertaking, please hop on our IRC and ask about it in the #hackthissite channel, or email us at staff (at) hack this site (dot) org. Help us hack this site into a brand new HackThisSite!
Forensic Missions #2 and #3 have officially been released! In addition, the point values for the first two have been adjusted. This change is retroactive and your total point counts have been updated automatically.
In other news, the HackThisSite capture the flag teams have really taken off! We have been competing in events every few weeks and continue to see new faces taking an interest in participating. Join us in #CTF on IRC if you would like to know more.
Those newer to hacking might not know about Phrack, after all it's been 4 years since the last Phrack release. Phrack is the longest running (and quite possibly best) hacker zine out there and we recommend you check it out immediately.
As some may remember, HackThisSite members over at hackbloc used to release a zine as well. Finding good editors, motivating skilled hackers to write about their exploits and keeping up the quality is no easy feat (which is why we're not doing it anymore). But as they have done this for longer than I've been alive, Phrack delivers. We'd like to thank and congratulate the Phrack staff and the contributors for their hard work.
And with this new release of course also comes a new call for papers for the next release. If you have...
09/03/16: LASACTF March 19th - 26th. [Beginner Level]
The CTF hype train is not going to slow down!
We just competed in a very difficult CTF this past weekend (BostonKeyParty), and are eager for more. We have a lot of new faces coming around and several who are new to CTFs and would like to participate. So, we are going to step back on the difficulty a little bit for our next event.
LASACTF is designed for high school level teams. This event has an unusually long event window. This is a great for those of you who want to participate that have busy schedules. We'll be attacking this challenge like we have done all the others in the past by working together for the learning experience. HOWEVER, if the team consists of all high schoolers inside the US you can win prizes. If you decide to compete for prizes we'll set up a private channel for you if requested.
Team sizes can be up to 5 members. Join us in #ctf on IRC to participate with us and request a team to join. Seasoned CTF runners I encourage you to take charge and be team leads for new people.