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International Hacking Teams To Vie For Honours




International Hacking Teams To Vie For Honours
International Hacking Teams To Vie For Honours



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7th August 2006  

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd. has announced that it will once again host 
the region's best known Capture The Flag hacking competition during the 
upcoming HITBSecConf2006 to be held from 18-21 September 2006 at The 
Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Capture The Flag, or CTF as it is better known, is a team-based 
competition where teams of 3-5 players pit their skills in defending a 
server against computer security attacks from other teams. At the same 
time, these teams will be attacking the servers of other teams in order 
to gain points.

Held over two days, teams will be scored on their ability to defend 
their servers in the wake of exploitable software as well as their 
ability to exploit security bugs on the servers of their competitors. At 
the end of the competition, the team with the most points will be 
adjudged the winner.

The first placed team will receive RM3,000 in cash with RM2,000 and 
RM1,000 going to the teams placed second and third respectively. What 
the winning teams will treasure more are the bragging rights among their 
peers at having been successful in being adjudged the best hacking team 
in the region.

The CTF creates an avenue for hackers to show their skills in an 
environment that is both legal, fun and at the same time allows 
information security practitioners the opportunity to showcase their 
security research capabilities and skills, said Meling Mudin, lead 
organizer of the Capture The Flag competition and a core member of the 
HITB team.


Regional participation expected 

Participation in the CTF competition will come from teams within 
Malaysia as well as teams from Europe, Philippines, Singapore and 
Indonesia. The strong interest in participation shown will further add 
to the competitive flavour of the competition this year.  

We expect the challenge to be tighter this year with a lot more custom 
exploits to be overcome. We will continue to maintain the proven attack 
and defence model we've employed over the past few years, continues 
Mudin.  

The conference proper features keynote speakers Bruce Schneier, Founder 
and Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security; Mark 
Curphey, Vice President of Consulting at Foundstone; and John Viega, 
Chief Security Architect at McAfee Inc. 


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