When hacking competitions go wrong

    Date31 May 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2924
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A hacking contest that promised $100,000 as first prize appears to have been weighted so heavily against competitors that some decided to hack the competition rather than the target server. What do you do when you enter a hacking competition only . . . A hacking contest that promised $100,000 as first prize appears to have been weighted so heavily against competitors that some decided to hack the competition rather than the target server. What do you do when you enter a hacking competition only to discover that the target server is running a cut-down operating system running with almost all services switched off so that it does not resemble a "real-world situation"?

    Simple. You hack the competition itself.

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