What: Jeopardy style CTF hacking competition
When: November 27th and 28th
Where: On site at HITB2018DXB @ Grand Hyatt
Who: Max of 12 teams with up to 3 players / team
This CTF is organized by XCTF League from China. This is a jeopardy-style CTF with multiple categories of challenges, including: reverse engineering, pwnable, web security, AI & blockchain, crypto, MISC (forensic, network analysis), etc
The game is hosted on-site and online utilizing the XCTF-OJ Platform developed by CyberPeace Technology, China. Game challenges are jointly authored by Blue-lotus CTF Team (core of Tea Deliverers, b1o0p CTF Team).
For the on-site game, we have a capacity for a maximum of 12 x 3-man teams. Your team MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED BEFORE GAME DAY AS COMPETING ON-SITE if you want to be eligible for the prizes. If you show up on the game day itself, you can still play the game (we have some additional space in the game arena or you can find somewhere to connect to the game server), but you will not be in the running to win any prizes. The game will run for 30 hours over the 2 days of the conference (27th & 28th November starting at 10:00GST and ending at 19:00GST on Day 1 and restarting on Day 2 at 10:00GST and ends at 17:00GST). The onsite contest will be hosted in the FREE TO ACCESS exhibition area of the conference. You do not need to be a paid conference delegate in order to compete.
The more challenges you beat, the more points you get. Points for each challenge will be dynamically calculated according to the number of teams who manage to solve it. Higher difficulty challenges with less teams that have solved it will carry more points, so teams should choose a strategy that optimizes for high returns. At the end of the competition, the team with highest total points will be named the winner. In the case of two different teams having the same points, whichever team was quickest to reach this high score will be declared the champion. As such, teams are advised to submit flags as soon as they obtain them.
We try hard to keep the competition as free and exciting as possible; however we do require teams to adhere to a few simple rules:
At all times, the decision of the HITB and XCTF Crew is final on any matter in question.
To register your team for the Capture the Flag competition, please send a registration email with your team name to firstname.lastname@example.org (CC to email@example.com) Please send us the following details: