DCG 201 Online CTF — PlaidCTF 2021 — April 15th-18th
Welcome to the PlaidCTF 2021!
For over two years we have been planing running our own Wargames and CTF to help people develop their hacking skills. While progress is still being made (we plan to launch our own in Summer 2021), DCG 201 will also occasionally enter into various online CTF Tournaments to test our skills and to get a sample on how one is set up so we have a blueprint in creating our own.
On Friday, April 16h, 5:00 PM EST to April 18st, 5:00 PM EST, we invite all DCG 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the PlaidCTF 2021!
CTF Time: https://ctftime.org/event/1199
NOTE: We will also be streaming parts of PlaidCTF 2021 LIVE during our LIVE STREAM. Details to be on our LIVE Stream Meet-Up: https://defcon201.medium.com/defcon-201-online-meet-up-april-2021-application-is-meditating-a2f717cb6ee3
Anyone can enter by joining our group and entering our DISCORD Chat! Once in chat, select the #CTF channel and follow the instructions. This is how you will obtain the DC201 Team Username and Password Log-In. You are then ready to hack away!
DEFCON 201 Discord Link: https://discord.gg/PGgPNEF
Clear Net: https://discordapp.com/channels/@me
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord (We recommend using Auroa Store)
Join The DEFCON 201 CTF Time Group: https://ctftime.org/team/40304
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- Our primary method of communication for the CTF will be Discord. We will make an effort to mirror announcements to Twitter and monitor our email but we strongly encourage you to use the Discord for receiving announcements and reaching out to us if needed.
- PlaidCTF 2021 is a web-based CTF. You do not need to set up a VPN environment.
- There is no limit on the number of people who may participate on a single team. All participants of a team should only use one team account.
- Sharing flags or solutions during the contest is strictly prohibited. This action is subject to disqualification.
- Attacking machines other than those designated as PlaidCTF 2021 target machines is prohibited.
- Don’t be a jerk, e.g. preventing other people from having fun.
- If you think you have a valid flag that the system rejects, please contact us.
- If you find a bug in the contest infrastructure, please report it to us.
- PlaidCTF 2021 uses a static scoring scheme. The points for each flag are fixed and no breakthrough points will be awarded.
- You must have a valid point of contact to claim prizes.
- In order to claim prizes, problem writeups are required.
- CMU-affiliated and PPP-affiliated individuals and groups are ineligible to receive prizes.
- Cash prizes for the top 3 teams are 4096 USD, 2048 USD, and 1024 USD respectively.
- The winner will also qualify for DEFCON CTF finals!
- If you are not sure if something is a violation of the rules, ask us!
- GL HF DD!