UCSB iCTF 2007
The UCSB international Capture the Flag contest is a distributed, wide-area security exercise, whose goal is to test the security skills of students from both the attack and defense viewpoints.
This year's edition was the world's largest hacking competition ever, involving 35 teams from Universities around the world, spread across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
The goal of each team is to maintain a set of services available and uncompromised throughout the contest phase, by finding the vulnerabilities and fixing them in their own copy of the server. The teams will also leverage the vulnerabilities they found to compromise other teams' servers.
This year, the UCSB iCTF took place on Friday the 7th of December, 2007, from 10:00am - 5:00pm PST (from 19:00pm - 2:00am, here in Italy).
This year, the Università degli Studi di Milano participated in the contest with the team "Chocolate Makers" and managed to win!
Team Members(sorted by last name)
- Stefano Calabrese
- Aristide Fattori
- Giampaolo Fresi Roglia
- Luca Giancane
- Davide Marrone
- Roberto Paleari
- Emanuele Passerini
- Alessandro Reina
Congratulations to squareroots (University of Mannheim, Germany), HackerDom (Ural State University, Russia) and We_0wn_Y0u (Technical University of Vienna, Austria) that battled with us for the first places.
Here is some stuff from the contest:
- final scores
- some statistics
- some pictures from the iCTF
- Chocolate Makers' official video ;-) [ YouTube | YouTube HD | high res (˜200MB) | low res (˜10MB)]
Here are some press reports. Thanks to everyone for taking note of this fun contest!
- in Italian
- in English
- in German
- in Russian