Pro at exploiting vulnerabilities? Then come Capture the Flags






4th April,2024

About The Event

"You study Computer Science? Can you hack my crush' Instagram?"

Well, hacking into someone's social media is the most unethical thing one can ever do. What if we knew how to protect ourselves from such hackers instead?

Root-access is a Cyber-Security Capture the Flag Competition focussing on introducing beginners to the field of Security, as well as introducing new security vulnerabilities to experienced fellows. Participants are to deal with security vulnerabilities, exploit them and find the Flag(an ASCII string) to get points for the challenges. The one to get the highest number of points wins!

CTF Rules:

1. Please refrain from sharing flags.

2. No posting flags on the Discord channel.

3. No public discussion on challenge details or solutions to challenges, while the CTF is on.

4. If you find a bug or issue in a problem, contact the Admin directly.

5. Please use this channel to discuss the CTF.
6. Any other discussion is strictly prohibited and will lead to elimination.

7. No flag hoarding. Submit the flags as soon as you find it.

8. The flag format is described using this regex: accessdenied{.*}, unless specified otherwise.

9. The team size is up to 4 players.

10. You are not allowed to brute-force any challenge on a server unless specified otherwise.

11. You are allowed to ask for hints regarding the challenges to the admins, provided you can provide proof of your approach.

12. The decision taken by admins regarding all disputes is final.

13. Your contact details will be shared with our hiring partners for recruitment and communication purposes.

14. This opportunity is from 7 am 4th april to 12 pm 6th april

Ground Rules:

1. Treat everyone with respect. We do not tolerate any kind of harassment. If you have a concern for any reason, please contact an admin immediately.

2. Don't spread hate and be nice.

3. Posting flags in any channel is strictly prohibited.

4. Please do not share links for pirated software, books, or tools.

5. Do not post write-ups until the CTF is over.

6. Do not hack the CTF infrastructure.

7. Violation of any of the rules may lead to the deletion of the messages, or even getting banned from the Discord server and AccessDenied CTF.

8. Regarding all disputes, the decision by admins is final.


Prize Pool : 10,000 INR


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