24 Oct 2018 - 8AM EST (Noon UTC)
31 Oct 2018 - 8AM EST (Noon UTC)
Hello FireEye CTF contestants!
NOTE: Please read these instructions carefully! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW WITH REGARDS TO CREATING YOUR USERNAME COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS FOR YOUR TEAM!
For the CTF, we will be using Point3's Escalate platform. All URLs to access the platform will be given after you submit your information. Once you login to Escalate, you will be taken to a splash page that has a link for an OpenVPN config. You will follow the instructions on that page to install the OpenVPN config and connect to the Escalate network. Alternatively, you can use the Web Based Virtual Machine to login to the Escalate platform. Clicking that link will open a Kali Linux Virtual Machine in your browser than you can use to solve challenges.
There will be two types of accounts on the platform.
1) Team scoring accounts
2) Individual competitor accounts
The leader for each team will create their team's scoring account. Those accounts will be in the TEAMteamname format. THESE ACCOUNTS WILL BE THE ONLY ACCOUNTS THAT ARE OFFICIALLY SCORED.
Points earned by any account other than the team leader's account will NOT be counted.
Competitors are also able to register their own individual accounts. These usernames can be whatever the competitors wants as long as it does not begin with "TEAM". Points earned by these accounts will not be counted.
Example for a team of 3
Team Leader – TEAMteamname (This will be scored)
Team member – OwnUserName1 (Not Officially Scored)
Team member – OwnUserName2 (Not Officially Scored)
NOTE: VPN configs are unique to each account. You CAN NOT use the same OpenVPN config on two computers at the same time. Connecting to the same OpenVPN config that someone else is running will disconnect the other person. This is why we are allowing the competitors to create their own accounts separate from the team scoring account. Creating your own account will allow you to be connected to the Escalate network at the same time as the team scoring account.
Competitors may login to the platform as soon as they receive the instructions for creating and logging in to their account. The competition will begin as soon as the login information is sent out.
All challenges on the platform are fair game. There are challenges across a wide variety disciplines and are worth various point levels based on their difficulty.
Challenge flags are generated dynamically every time a challenge starts. This means that if a team scoring account and an individual competitor account start the same challenge at the same time, even though the process for solving the challenge will be the same, the answers will be different for each user. If an individual competitor account starts and completes a challenge, the flag received cannot be passed to the team scoring account for submission.
There are two ways for an individual competitor to help solve a challenge for the team scoring account:
1) An individual account can solve a challenge first under their account and then give the team leader instructions on how to re-solve it under the scoring account.
2) Alternatively, the team scoring account can start a challenge and then pass all of the info for that challenge (challenge pieces, IP addresses to connect to, etc) to the individual competitors. Since the individual competitors would then be working on the scoring account's challenge, when one of them finds the flag in those shared challenge pieces, the flag can then be passed to the team leader to submit under the team scoring account.
After you click Sign-Up, fill out the form, and click submit, you will receive the link to the CTF
If you have any questions, please e-mail: [email protected]