Treasure Hunt: Hackers And The Chamber of Secrets
Online hacking contest at IIT Bombay.
|First position||Vikas Kedia, Abhishek Sugandhi|
|Second position||Ajit Burad, Sachin Shirwalkar|
|Third position||Setu Gupta Kushal, Kumaran|
|Fourth position||Sameer Kurkure, Amol Dharap|
|Fifth position||Abhishek Agarwal, Karthik|
Have you at times pictured yourself as a wily hacker, breaking into systems which you are not supposed to ? Have you ever wanted to display your knowledge of tiny details by exploiting vulnerabilities that no one thought existed ?
If you did, then you have come to the right place. And whats more you get to do all this for a noble purpose. So put on your Hacker hats and be prepared to get cracking because...
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has set up a Chamber of Secrets which Harry Potter and his friends have to unravel to save their school, Hogwarts, from peril. But the Dark Lord has become tech savvy and has setup his Chamber of Secrets online. Though Harry and his friends are now well versed with magic incantations, their hacking skills are rudimentary. That is why they have approached you to hack into the Dark Lord's Chamber of Secrets and help them in saving Hogwarts from the impending doom.
Hermoine, the brainy one in Harry's gang, has found out that the Chamber of Secrets has various stages. She has also found out that cracking each stage would lead you to the next stage. After certain stages, cracking a stage will give you a clue which will be helpful in saving Hogwarts. Also beware that as you move on through the stages, they become more trickier. The good news is that Harry and his friends will do their bit and will provide you with hints from time to time as you move into the tougher stages.
Your objective is to crack the various stages of this Chamber of Secrets and collect the clues. The Hacker who is able to penetrate all the defenses of the Dark Lord and collect all the clues necessary for saving Hogwarts will be hailed as the Champion Hacker or in "hackerese".......The Zen Master Of Hacking !!
Spells and potions required are:
- Web Application Vulnerabilities
- PHP Scripting
Read the rules of Treasure Hunt carefully before registering.
- All teams should register before 1st March 23:59 hours
- Secnet participants can register with their Secnet Reg ID and Email Address.
- IIT B students can register with IIT Bombay Roll Number and LDAP ID.
- Teams will be assigned a login and password after registration.This will be conveyed by email.
- Teams can start the treasure hunt anytime between Friday 3rd March 9:00 pm and Saturday 4 March 9:00 am.
- Teams that successfully complete the treasure hunt before 4 March 9:00 am will be eligible to win prizes.
- For any queries/difficulties you can use the discussion form.
Register using the Treasure Hunt Team Registration Page (disabled). As mentioned before, read the rules before registration.
The last date to be part of Harry Potter's gang is 1st March 23:59 hours. Register and give yourselves a chance to win
|First prize||iPod Nano and Certificate|
|Second/Third Prizes||USB Pen Drive and Certificates|
|First 10 Champion Hackers||SecNet T-Shirts|
This is open for ALL IITB students and SecNet participants only. Secnet organizers are not permitted to participate in this contest. Contest will be open from Friday 3 March 9:00 pm till Saturday 4 March 9:00 am. Keep watching/hunting iitb.general and secnet webpage for more information soon. 'Hackers and Chamber of Secrets' is a part of SecNet-2006, organized jointly by CSE, IITB and GS Lab.