LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST



Post Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:17 pm

LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

LSO is hosting a hacking competition this Saturday the 10th of February at 1pm EST. International players make sure to check the time at www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ to make sure you are there on time as for many of you it will be late Saturday evening or early Sunday morning.

This competition is designed for players with a beginner to intermediate level of
experience in the security field. This is part of the reason why it is a team
competition as well, because it forces you to work with other players and that
facilitates the learning. The skills tested and developed in this competition
include familiarization with both Windows and Linux/Unix, the ability to perform
simple administrative tasks such as adding/removing users, installing/upgrading
software, enabling/disabling services, to security tasks such as system security
auditing (penetration testing or ethical hacking), system performance and log file
analysis, intrusion detection, and incident response/forensics. Remember the goal of
this as well as any other LSO hacking competition is learning. Dont worry if you
are new to the field, dont worry if you dont know Linux, all of this is
addressed by playing in teams allowing you to learn from and help other players.

In order to participate in the hacking competition you will need an IRC client, and
an SSH client. If you are using Windows you may want to try an IRC client called

Download mIRC - www.mirc.com/get.html
How to Install - www.mirc.com/install.html
Intro to IRC - www.mirc.com/irc.html

Next you will need an SSH client such as putty.exe. You can find Putty, and various
other Putty files at:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgta ... nload.html

The direct download for putty is:
http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/lat ... /putty.exe

We will all meet on IRC.

Server: irc.deepirc.org
Channel: #lso-RootWar
IRC Command List: http://ircportal.star-fury.com/html/irc_commands.html

if you know you are playing email joe@learnsecurityonline.com and let him know or just show up!

tomorrows RW will be a multi part challenge against a network, no securing your box or attacking the other team

if you have any questions post them up.



Post Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:30 am

Re: LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

thanks to everyone that played.  did anyone besides jimbob play?


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Post Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:58 pm

Re: LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

I tried to but the server, irc.deepirc.org, banned my IP and wouldn't let me connect.  :'(
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Post Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:28 pm

Re: LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

that happened to me awhile back then a couple days later it could connect again.

we are shopping for a better IRC network, we were having some lag issues yesterday


Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:42 pm

Re: LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

When's the next one? I still have not been able to participate, and really want to.



Post Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:48 pm

Re: LSO Rootwar 10 Feb 1300 EST

thats a really good question. we dont know yet.  we are shooting for 1 a month so the next one should be in March.

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