Avast Cyber Adventure

Became part of one of the teams to participate in an on-site Jeopardy-style capture-the-flag competition designed mainly for students where you will encounter crypto-challenges, vulnerable server exploitation, reverse engineering, command injection, network traffic analysis, password cracking, forensic analysis, and more. Topped off with networking with passionate people in security, and lots of food and beer!

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Capture the Flag Challenge

Saturday 7 March 2020 | Avast Offices in Brno

Hacking challenges

Beers and Snacks

Free ESP

Take a peek inside the world of ESP hacking, WPS Cracking, Steganalysis, PCAP inspection, SQL injection and XSS, Sandboxing, Vulnerable VM exploitation, Communication protocol analysis, File forensic analysis, all kinds of ciphers, and much more.

An adventure for beginners as well as hardcore hackers!


Schedule

From breakfast to dinner, we’ve got a whole day of activities planned for you.

8:30 Registration + breakfast
9:30 Opening
9:45 Hackathon starts
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
18:00 Hackathon ends
19:30 Closing ceremony and awards
After-party with beer & networking


Venue

Come to the Avast Offices in Brno – Stred. You’ll find us in the Vlnena Office Park on the 6th floor. Don’t worry, it’s just a short walk from Railway station Brno Hlavni nadrazi.


Snacks and Drinks

Good news! Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be plenty of snacks and drinks throughout the day to keep you going — even for those with special dietary requirements. And since you’ll be working so hard, we’ll be rewarding you with an after-party, where the beer taps will be flowing freely!


Prizes

Everyone’s a winner, even the losers! Every hackathon player will receive a special
Avast Cyber Adventure T-shirt and some other exciting gifts.

4x WIFI PINEAPPLE NANO BASIC
4x PWNAGOTCHI KIT

RASPBERRY Pi Zero

250x122, 2.13inch E-Ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi

HWClock

SD Card

4x YubiKey 5


Help from the best

MAREK OLEJNIK
SENIOR QA ENGINEER

Marek is working as a QA Engineer at Avast. His interests include drinking coffee, fixing his linux machine, programming in python, doing interesting stuff to network and tinkering.

MARTIN HRON
SENIOR MALWARE RESEARCHER

Martin is a Security Researcher at Avast leading research across various disciplines such as dynamic binary translation, hardware assisted virtualization and malware analysis. Martin is devoted to technology and is a true software and hardware reverse engineer, game programmer, tinkerer, AI and IoT mantras practitioner.

DANIELA PESKOVA
JUNIOR QA ENGINEER

Daniela is Linux enthusiast, apparently also kind of a weirdo - she likes C much more than Python. She loves math, nature and conversations about meaning of life.

KRYSTOF KOCIAN
JUNIOR QA ENGINEER

Kryštof is characterized by these four facts:
1. Member of the glorious PCMR.
2. Ordained dudeist priest.
3. Longtime snowboarding newbie.
4. Diehard standup & comedy rock fan.
5. Good at math

JAN RYSKA
SENIOR QA ENGINEER

Tester, trained biochemist, longtime incipient Haskeller. Besides everything tech-related, Honza is also a competitive Netrunner player and a dedicated runner.


Frequently
Asked
Questions

Do I need to bring something?

Yes, please bring your laptop and the charger.

Do I have to have something installed on my machine?

A Linux Machine would be preferred, but if you don’t have one, please install VirtualBox and get Kali Linux VM ahead of time.

Is anything off-limits during the adventure?

Absolutely not. No code or exploit during Avast Cyber Adventure will be illegal. It is an exercise performed on Virtual Machines prepared specifically for this event and there will be no harm done by exploiting them for educational purposes.

What tools should I be familiar with?

Well, there are no minimum requirements, but if you are familiar with tools like nmap or metasploit, it would be very helpful.

Any other requirements?

We suggest you have a Linux machine like Ubuntu or Debian with ability to run VMs like Kali-Linux. It would be best to have Kali prepared (https://www.kali.org/downloads/) before the day’s activities. It’ll help to have a hex editor and Wireshark installed as well. For hardware track you will need to connect to a specific network via LAN, so if your laptop needs it, bring the LAN adapter.

Is this event for me?

If you are a student and you are interested in practical security challenges then this event is precisely for you. But we will welcome you even if you are out of your school years.

How big are the teams?

Teams should be between 3 to 4 people.

What if I don't have a team?

That’s absolutely fine, there will be a Discord server for team forming.