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DC20: Official and Unofficial Contests

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Back for DEFCON 20 - The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid!!! Come and be a lucky audience member who will participate with a DEFCON Celebrity in a fast paced game of Pyramid! It may be the last Dick Clark property to be Seacrested... so we're bringing it to you FIRST! Every contestant has a chance at the FABULOUS PRIZES - all the way up to the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!! (site),(twitter.)
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Want to try your hand with digital art for Defcon? (More info from Neil later.)
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This contest was first held at Defcon 13. What is being planned for this year? More inside. (site)
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Final Contest Location
by Nz0
Not to be confused with the original Capture the Flag (CTF), or the original OpenCTF (OCTF), the BroCTF is something new for this year. This description will likely change once I get more information from Pyr0. (site)
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Last Post: BroCTF Code Release
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BroCTF Code Release
by Cel
Everyone knows Capture The Flag! You don't? Contestants apply l33t skillz in an all out cyber war demonstrating OS, application and network security dominance in order to gain unauthorized access and score points (digital flags) while simultaneously preventing others from doing the same. (site) (twitter) (DC20 page)
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CTP is a network scavenger hunt. In this challenge, contestants will monitor the network, look for clues, solve puzzles, and win prizes. (signup)
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For the 3rd year, KoreLogic is running the premiere password cracking contest. How many hashes can you crack during DEFCON? Fire up your CLOUD and GPUs. (site), (twitter)
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Coding, compiling, competition, consumption (of alcohol) -- think of the fun! (site), (twitter.)
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"Impossible to reseal or reuse". Your goal is to prove them wrong and document your work every step of the way. (site)
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Last Post: Results?
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Forum for the Defcon 20 badge and badge-like discussion. (twitter), Copied link from last year: (<a href="Classified%3a%20DTS//FDUO">site</a>) (This link may change)
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[Defcon 20] Badge Firmware Here
by mstc
Due to the growing number of awesome beards at DEFCON and the (popularity?) of the shitshow that is beardsmanship, it's time that folks were recognized for letting their unix beards fly. (site), (twitter), (facebook)
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Last Post: Rules?
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Accept challenge to code a new exploitation utility for release during Defcon. (Description may change)
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Last Post: Exploit Hackathon
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Exploit Hackathon
by Chosen1
RTFR inside and submit to us a short story. The topic may be of your choosing so long as it meets the guidelines in the rules. Read threads inside for more information
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Last Post: Short Story Contest
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Short Story Contest
by jamgrrl
Get the answer, provide the questions. Score the most points, and you win!
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Last Post: Port Math?
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Port Math?
by Regedit
The Network Forensics Puzzle Contest is a challenging mystery requiring contestants to forensically analyze packet captures (and more!) to uncover an evil plot. (site), (twitter)
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Contest Review, Winners, Stats
by Triskt
Contest run by Deviant, Black Bag is to replace Gringo Warrior. (Cot says: I am still waiting to hear if this received a thumbs-up or not: this comment needs to be updated and rmeoved when status is known.)
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Transporting lockpicks
Hackers and gamers team up in the coolest gaming tournament at Defcon. Combining a hacking contest with a TF2 tourney, the teams must work together as actions in one environment impact the other. (twitter), (site)
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Thanks and some code
The Lock-Picking Village has many demonstrations and some contests. This is a run by mny volunteers such as Deviant and TOOOL-USA. This may include contests such as: Points Competition, Lock Field Stripping, Speed Picking Competition, and more!
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Deviant Ollam
trading swag in the LPV
The LosT@Con Mystery Challenge returns to Defcon - will you complete the challenge? (site.), (Twitter: #mysterychallenge), (Twitter: 1o57)
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Last Post: Team Meet-up(s)?
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Team Meet-up(s)?
by krux
Not to be confused with the original Capture the Flag (CTF), OCTF is organized by The Open CTF Group to be played openly by people at Defcon. (Formerly known as the aCTF or "amateur Capture the Flag.") (site).
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Open CTF 2012 Announcement
A drop-in puzzle contest for novice to advanced individuals or teams who don't want to commit to doing a contest for the whole con. (site)
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It's Over!
by Nch&ted
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Discussions for The DefCon Scavenger Hunt. Send suggestions for the scavenger hunt list to scavlist (and here is where the at symbol can be placed) gmail (and of course you need a dot here) com, (Facebook), (twitter.)
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Thank you, Good night!
by OM5
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Returning to Defcon 20, the Crew at is challenging you. We are inviting those of you who think you can use ethical social engineering skills to stretch your limits as a social engineer. A unique blend of information gathering, planning and attack vector execution will challenge the very core of every participant. This will be a different SE challenge as our focus is not on who can “get” the target the worst, but a true display of SE talents. (site)
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The Schemaverse is a space-based strategy game implemented entirely within a PostgreSQL database where you compete against other players using raw SQL commands. Use your SQL skills to interactively command your fleets to glory during this weekend-long tournament for the database geeks. Or, if your PL/pgSQL-foo is strong, wield it to write AI and have your fleet command itself while you enjoy the con! (site) , (Twitter)
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Last Post: Contest Results
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Contest Results
by Abstrct
The one and only Defcon "Spot the Fed" Contest
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Extreme Makeover: Fed Edition
by astcell
Are you a sheep? Maybe you are and don't know it. Think you can herd the sheep to slaughter? Do it! This is the Wall of Sheep. (site), (twitter)
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