Avast Cyber Adventure CTF

Join passionate people from across Europe to participate in a digital capture-the-flag
with crypto-challenges, vulnerable server  exploitation, reverse engineering, command injection,
network traffic analysis, password cracking, forensic analysis, machine learning, and more.
Topped off with special tech talks, networking with experts, and lots of BBQ and beer.

Capture the flag

Saturday 16 June, 2018 | Avast HQ in Prague

Hacking challenge

Hacking challenges

Tech talks
Tech talks

Beers and Snacks
Beers and Snacks

ESP as a gift
Free ESP

Venture into the world of ESP hacking, Frequency analysis, WPS Cracking, Steganalysis, PCAP inspection, SQL injection and XSS, Sandboxing, Vulnerable VM exploitation, Android APK reverse engineering, IoT Malware reverse engineering, Communication protocol analysis like DTMF, SSTV, File forensic analysis, all kinds of ciphers, and much more.

An adventure for beginners as well as hardcore hackers!




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

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06/16/2018 09:00 AM
06/16/2018 10:00 PM
Avast Cyber Adventure
Cyber Security Capture The Flag | Hacking | Tech Talks | BBQ Afterparty
Avast Software HQ

9:00Registration + breakfast
9:40Opening and team formation
10:00Hackathon starts + tech talks
18:30Hackathon ends
19:00Closing ceremony and awards
BBQ after-party with beer & networking & a fun zone

Avast Software
Enterprise Office Center
Pikrtova 1737/1a
140 00 Praha 4


Come to the Avast HQ in Prague 4. You’ll find us in the Enterprise Office Building on the 7th floor. Don’t worry, it’s just a short walk from metro stop Pankrac on the C line.


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 a BBQ after-party, where the beer taps will be flowing freely!


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

Avast Cyber Adventure 1st place

5x Hack RF One + Antennas Set

Avast Cyber Adventure 2nd place

5x Raspberry Pi + Alfa Network Wi-Fi

Avast Cyber Adventure 3rd place

5x Raspberry Pi

Help from the best

Threat researchers, experts on machine learning, and network security engineers are there to help you with the adventure.

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 prefered, 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.

Are there ML requirements?

For the majority of ML challenges we recommend you use Python with numpy, pandas, scikit-learn and your favorite graphic library. Packages scipy and tensorflow will be also useful.

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. Also, if you want to hack a drone, you’ll need a USB Wi-Fi that has a monitoring mode and packet injection. For hardware track you will need to connect to a specific network via LAN, so if your laptop needs it, bring the LAN adapter.

How big are the teams?

Teams should be between 3 to 5 people.

What if I don't have a team?

That’s absolutely fine, there will be a team forming at 9:40. CTF will start at 10:00.