capture the flag


We have organized a Capture The Flag event this week. Codenamed Ph0wn, this CTF is really unique because it is dedicated to smart devices. This CTF is free and takes place this Wednesday, November 29, 2017, starting at 6pm at Campus SophiaTech, Sophia Antipolis, France - where our FortiSmart research team is located. Traditional CTFs include challenges on standard infrastructures: PCs, servers, webservers, etc. And from time to time, some CTFs feature hardware challenges. (We should probably cite Hardwear.io CTF , and RHME3 for automotive.)... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille, Alain Forcioli  |  Nov 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
This past June 17th and 18th, 2017, Google hosted their second annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. The Google team created security challenges and puzzles that contestants were able to earn points for solving. It’s a clever way to leverage the security community to help protect Google users, and the web as a whole. Last year, over 2,400 teams competed, and this year the number was even higher. FortiGuard Labs decided to pull together a team and then write up a report on the experience. So, first things first, this challenge was... [Read More]
by RSS Kushal Arvind Shah  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
This year, I was happy to speak at Hack.lu on hiding and revealing code inside DEX executables (slides and paper to be posted soon). The conference also traditionally hosts a CTF to which I participated in this year with two other friends. Several write-ups are already available for that CTF at https://pads.ccc.de/tZxDNFlp19. I'll add to the list a write-up for the RoboAuth challenge. Actually, the text of the challenge does not say anything interesting apart that we are to download this executable: https://ctf.fluxfingers.net/static/downloads/roboauth/RoboAuth.exe and... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Oct 28, 2013  |  Filed in: Security Research