“Capture The Flag is a hacker contest. Teams of hackers battle against each other in a fight of supremacy in a network full of vulnerable services. The teams’ task is to defend a server while simultaneously attacking the other teams’ servers. At the beginning, all teams have the same services running. A central game server checks the services regularly by sending tickets, the so-called flags, which are collected later on. Every flag that is still there is awarded with scores. Whenever a team manages to read a flag on another system then their own, they can submit it at the game-server, thus moving some scores from the defensive team to their own. This way defensive as well as offensive tactics are awarded.”
There will be a Capture the Flag contest held at the Congress, a really interesting hacker experience which should not be missed. Beginning at 23:00 on day two, the team around lexi and mcfly will provide a decent CtF match during the whole night. The event will be commented in the “Hacker Sportstudio” by Maximilian Dornseif and Jens Ohlig. Don’t miss it!