December Hacking Events

  • SpinRite Release Candidate #5 Posted
    Another heads-up for anyone who's interested in remaining current with SpinRite as it moves from pre-release to final v6.1. The DOS executable "SRPR.EXE" now being offered by GRC's pre-release page has been updated to Pre-Release #5. Only one error was found in RC4: When the log exceeded more than 113,359 lines, the oldest lines were not being discarded from the on-screen "scroll-back" buffer. That's fixed in RC5. Otherwise, so far as anyone knows, SpinRite 6.1 is finally ready for the world. This interim FAQ page has pre-release downloading details.
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David N.
Sep 18, 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Rather than programing challenges with Advent of Code, I thought I'd list a few different (FREE) hacking events. Challenges range from very easy to (very?) hard. Some of the stories and can be cringeworthy, but the challenges are good. Have fun if you decide to try any or all of these events! :cool:

Advent of Cyber 3
Started December 1st

Beginner friendly.

Web challenges the first week. Later will include networking, OSINT, Cloud, and Blue Team.

OverTheWire Advent CTF 2021
Starts December 7th

While Over the Wire is not new to me, their Advent challenges are.

SANS (Institute) Holiday Hack Challenge ~KringleCon
Starting sometime during the second week of December 2021.

Last years challenge:

Cheat Sheet:
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