CTF365 – Access Granted
Hello CTFs enthusiasts. We know it has been a while since the last news update from CTF365 but this happened for two simple reasons:
- There is a lot to do
- We are a small team on bootstrap mode which means we’re self funding
Anyway we’re happy to announce that our second stage is finished and now you can access our CTF365 platform. At this stage you can create your account, and start building your team.
While you create your accounts and teams, we’ll be busy hacking the backend and scoring system. If you have something to share, feel free. Any help is more than welcome.
Some insights to share with you regarding our pre-launch stage (stage 1):
As we expected quite a lot got 15 referrals in order to get “Premium account for the first Campaign”. That should make us happy right? 🙂 But within those of you who worked hard to get 15 referrals, a few tried (as usually) to cheat the system. Well bad news for those of you trying to cheat. We can monitor the referral chain which means we can tell who cheat on it and who didn’t. 🙂
As an example you have screen shot bellow to understand who tried to cheat and who didn’t. Can you guess? 🙂
Another insight is that most of you didn’t use the social buttons (Twitter Facebook & Google+) with your referral code. We can tell just looking at the referral chain from our DB and also checking those social networks for mentions.
Tips: Use those buttons every two days or so if you really want to get full access to the first campaign. When using Twitter and Google+ use #hashtags like #sysadmin #infosec #ITSecurity #Geek
The Referral Campaign is Over
We’ll try to finish our backend for the Private Alpha until the end of January 2013 and stick within our schedule. Even if we are a little behind we hope you’ll understand how big the effort is. As I said it before (and above) any suggestions regarding the scoring system and game design are more than welcome.
Until then, start building your team on CTF365 and spread the word to the world.
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