A free, CTF competition

Organized simultaneously in Sweden (Högskolan i Skövde) and Belgium (Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen)

About Demo Challenges

Scoreboard (Belgium) Scoreboard (Sweden)

Event ReCap


2019-03-22 17:00 until 2019-03-23 11:00

Where (Belgium)
Forum, B008, B010 @ Campus Kortrijk-Weide, Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5, 8500 Kortrijk


The competition is a collaboration between Högskolan i Skövde (HIS) and Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen (Howest). Helping out during the Belgian event are the programs New Multimedia & Communication Technology (NMCT) and Applied Computer Sciences (TI).
The competition will take place in both Skövde (Sweden) and Kortrijk (Belgium) at the same time, same rules and problems on both sites.
At the competition start a web url will be released which provides a file archive containing problems, riddles and other clues for your team to figure out and solve. Each problem results in a text string which your team can report into a web based scoring system (https://scoreboardhowest.nsa.his.se). Each correctly entered text string will give your team an amount of points reflecting the difficulty of the task. The team which has gathered the most points at each site after 18 hours wins the competition at that campus.

In Practice

The competition takes place in Howest campus GKG in the main forum and some other rooms, there will be one or more cabled and/or wireless networks provided and there will be internet.
We will provide for the contenders during the event. There will be pizza (and alternative) on Friday night courtesy of Howest. We will also provide breakfast Saturday morning and other snacks during the night. We will make sure that there is coffee and other drinkable liquids during the whole event.


Not only fame and glory, but the winning team will be the first one to pick one of the prizes.

Things to bring along

We recommend that you bring the following stuff to the competition day

  • Laptop/computer with tools that you might need:
    • Port scanners (like nmap)
    • SSH, telnet and clients for other obscure protocols
    • Hex editors, texteditors, tools for picture analyses
    • Forensic tools
    • Matlab/Python or other programs for advanced math calculations
    • Password cracking tools
  • Pen and paper
  • RJ45 UTP Network Cable, 10 meters is more than enough
  • Google Skills
  • Team mascot, e.g. a stuffed animal

With great thanks to our sponsors!

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Participating Teams (Belgium)

  1. Serverhamsters
  2. Red Daemons
  3. TheNotSoLeetHakkers
  4. Anything For My Boys
  5. Yaait
  6. Het Vaticaan
  7. http/218
  8. HackingForClimate
  9. Bits n Pieces
  10. 4𝑪6934754𝑪6930674𝑪6934744𝑪5330
  11. The Division 😛
  12. FlyingCircus
  13. Backtothekitchen
  14. DragonSloth Aliance
  15. b2JtY29kaW5nCg==
  16. IPV27
  17. Pakketsnorters
  18. De Wizards
  19. Hack & Vrienden
  20. G1t Gn0m3d
  21. Monkey Goblins
  22. Thanathos
  23. 161
  24. Flat-Earth-Society.exe


Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

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