July 27, 2009

Ethical Hacker Challenge: Prison Break - Breaking, Entering & Decoding

Since our last post half a year ago, we have not forgotten, RaDaJo readers! No excuses :( It has been very hard for us to find time to publish new posts, as we have been involved in three very large projects, plus a few extra security services, during the first half of the year. We hope one of the projects becomes a relevant step towards the security of embedded devices and service provider infrastructures. It is just the beginning... "That's one small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind." The other two projects have been large, really enjoyable, and interesting penetration tests. Meanwhile, we had to deal with some presentations, training events, collaborations, new discovered vulns, ISC shifts, and small pen-tests. In the background, we have also found time to work out things like the one we present you in this new and long time awaited RaDaJo post...

A few months back, by the time I sent my submission to the "Santa Claus is Hacking to Town" challenge, Ed Skoudis gave me the opportunity to write one of his famous and always interesting security challenges. I couldn't say no ;)

As a result, a new challenge has been published on The Ethical Hacker Network. The challenge is adapted from the Prison Break TV show, and it has two main goals. On the one hand, the offensive one, improve your penetration testing skills, tool set, and force you to solve various real-world scenarios I have found along my pen-testing activities. On the other hand, the defensive one, make you think like an attacker, analyze some of the tools and offensive capabilities available today, and figure out ways to put in place countermeasures to mitigate this type of attacks.

I hope you enjoy thes new "Prison Break - Breaking, Entering & Decoding" security challenge during summer. It is ready right before BlackHat & Defcon, so you can try to solve it after the common depression following these two conferences. Go to the Ethical Hacker Network website, digest the challenge and... participate! (Submit your answer by August 31, 2009)
Raul Siles

Prison Break image obtained from “http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/prison_break_ver4_poster.jpg”.

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Blogger piltrafa said...

ñam ñam !!!

enhorabuena Raúl. pues a este me apunto.

wikipedia here I goooo

un abrazo fuerte al equipo RADAJO !!


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