Monday, August 14, 2006

DefCon Recap - 1@stplace Won!

Most everyone has heard by now that 1@stplace won DefCon's Capture the Flag contest hosted by Kenshoto. Between the lack of sleep (from two small children) preceeding DefCon and then compounding that deficit while in Vegas, it has taken almost a week to get back in the groove.

So, how was the DefCon/CTF experience, check out this article in the Alligator student papoer and the Chronicle of Higher Education - Wire Campus had a nice writeup that made its way to the UF "CIO". His e-mail to us said, "Outstanding work – I hope this article does not invite people to try 8-)" Nice. ;-)

If you want to learn more, I think the overview by our teammate DocBrown is an excellent place to start. I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate with 1@stplace (@tlas, apu, drb, fury, plato, psifertex, wrffr). They are an outstanding group of guys. We all share a love of hacking (in some form) and now, we all have DefCon leather jackets and Black Badges!

Where to go from here? Well, I have several projects that I need to get out the door ASAP, there the PVR and file servers that I want to build at home and I'd like to rebuild the CTF as much as possible at home on virtual machines so that I can continue working on some ideas I had during the match and get my hands dirty with the reverse engineering parts.


Shabbir said...

Now I can say, I know a leet haxor dod 8-)

Kevin Johnson said...

Grats! I know that this was an incredible accomplishment.