Thursday, April 24, 2014

Krypton Wargame - 04/24/2014 Meeting

Tonight we will be covering classical cryptography and cryptanalysis through the wargame Krypton on OverTheWire.

Besides that, it was great to see a bunch of you come play in PlaidCTF the other week! We placed 31st overall of 860+ teams that were playing from all around the world, and 6th in the US behind some other skilled teams (:

The meeting will be at 6PM in AE 216 as usual. See you tonight!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heartbleed & Plaid CTF - 04/10/2014 Meeting

This week we'll be taking a look at the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug that dropped a few days ago. It's a very simple bug, with some very scary ramifications. We'll give you a simplified technical overview of what went wrong, and how it is being used out in the wild. If you don't think this affects you, think again. I guarantee there will be some nervous laughs with what we have to show you.

Lastly, Plaid CTF is happening this weekend! It's a well-established annual CTF put on by PPP, Carnegie Mellon's security club / team. We'll talk a bit about it at the meeting and send out an email on Tonight, or Friday morning with more details. It's online, so RPISEC will be playing remotely. We encourage you to come hang out and hack away with us if you've got nothing better to do.

As usual, the meeting is 6PM Tonight (4/10/14) in Amos Eaton 216.