After signing up: create or join a team. If joining an existing team, just navigate to the team view and enter the passphrase and click join. After joining a team, you can view and solve challenges!

Categories: Cryptography, Network Exploitation, Packet Analysis, Programming, Reverse Engineering, Steganography, and Hacker Trivia

What is a CTF?: A CTF is an event during which students, teachers, and professionals come together to compete against one another in an effort to test and expand cyber-security skills and awareness. Participants will be challenged with cyber-security related puzzles from categories like network exploitation, cyber forensics, cryptography, and cyber trivia. Each challenge hides a unique string called a 'flag' and participants will receive points for each captured flag.

Check out last year's event HERE

Questions: If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected]

Hack the Arch 2016 specific information

IRC Information: On the day of the event you will be able to locate information for the help IRC and how to join on this page.

5th team member: After four team members have signed up email us at [email protected] or [email protected] and we will issue a coupon code for your free member.


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