Today, right after the Information and Computer Security class, teams of students began hacking on the capstone exercise for the class: Capture the Flag. As in past semesters, the students are let loose on an isolated network, and are to scan for vulnerable machines, exploit them, and collect flags that are scattered around the network in the form of 10-digit hexadecimal strings. These flag strings are then submitted to a scoring server, which also must be located by the students, in order to bump their score.
For the past few semesters, I’ve posted updates throughout the game to this blog, and I’ll try to keep you updated with commentary this time as well. The game just started about an hour ago, and the scores are currently:
- Hash Puppies – 4
- SwaffleU – 1
- BitBangers – 0
- team2 – 0
- team4 – 0
- team5 – 0
The Hash Puppies took some initiative to submit a handful of flags quickly, trying to get them in before the other teams had set up sniffing programs to intercept.
The game will run until Monday at the beginning of class (3:30 PM Central). The plan is to have a morning update on the blog and an update in the afternoon/evening of each day, though this schedule may vary a bit over the weekend.
Best of luck to all the teams. Here’s a free flag for following along on here: 9c09c9cc1d