Teams are provided resources in order to develop skills needed to take part.
Teams have to solve a series of challenges using skills gained in first round.
Top teams from second round will qualify for the exciting final attack defence style round.
The exciting final round of InCTF ‘13 was conducted over the weekend at the Amritapuri campus of the university.
After a week of hacking, the second round ended at 4pm yesterday.
Thanks to our sponsors, we will now be giving goodies for the first round submissions.
Not a day passes when several machines are compromised and infections spread rampantly in the world today. The cyber world has witnessed several dangerous attacks including the Stuxnet virus and it’s successor Duqu. Other recent attacks include the Flame malware, which managed to disguise itself as a legitimate Windows software. It exploited a bug in Windows to obtain a certificate which allowed itself to authenticate itself as genuine Windows software. Other notable examples include rise of botnets such as the highly resilient Zeus banking trojan and the Conficker worm. There have also been instances of espionage by government agencies on one another such as the recent incident where Georgia CERT discovered a Russian hacker spying on them.
Indian websites offer little or no resistance to such attacks. The Computer Emergency Response Team, India has been tracking defacements of Indian websites amongst other security incidents. Their monthly and annual bulletins detail the various vulnerabilities and malware infections in various Indian websites. It’s really sad that with so much talent and skill, Indian websites are compromised frequently and nothing can be done to stand this wave of attacks on them. InCTF is a Capture the Flag style ethical hacking contest, a strategic war-game designed to mimic the real world security challenges. Software developers in India have little exposure to secure coding practices and the effects of not adopting such practices-one of the main reasons why systems are compromised quite easily these. Following such simple practices can help prevent such incidents. InCTF ‘13 is from December 2012 to April 2013 and is focused exclusively on the student community. You can participate from your own university and no travel is required. No prior exposure or experience in cyber security needed to participate.
|20K||The winning team receives a cash prize of up to 20000/-|
|15K||The first runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to 15000/-|
|10K||The second runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to 10000/-|
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