CW CTF: Hacking while Gaming

by | Apr 13, 2021

For most people, video games are all about having fun, while studying is quite the opposite. But, what if I told you that they can join forces?

A Capture The Flag (CTF) competition is where the two worlds collide, and the result is fascinating: learn while playing. If video games make people invincible, why not solve real-world problems?

Behind the scenes: What is a CTF?

A CTF is a special kind of cybersecurity competition that allows participants – and teams – to test their skills through different challenges, including cryptography, programming, web hacking, and more. Players will have to be the heroes of this cyber world to get small rewards: the famous «flags.»

A “flag” is a code (e.g., flag {W3lc0m3_t0_CW_CTF}) that allows the platform to confirm that the competitors were able to solve the challenge. By capturing the flag, participants earn points depending on the test’s complexity or the time taken to solve it. If the test is difficult, they will get more points. Legends do not die, and in this case, each flag obtained is one more step towards greatness.

These competitions have a time limit to solve as many challenges as possible. Normally, 24/48 hours, although others last several days. The best hackers resist to the end.

Real-World Heroes

A CTF competition is an excellent place for those looking to start a cybersecurity career. These events are often watched and attended by recruiters and management hoping to spot talent.

Even if participants are not looking for a job, a CTF is one of the best ways to test your expertise inside a safe and collaborative environment, whether you are a student, an enthusiast, or a security guru. Aside from the technical development benefits, CTFs also offer participants an excellent opportunity to work on their soft skills, such as problem-solving, teamwork, adaptability, and time management.

Additionally, it gives players a chance to share knowledge and bond over common goals, experiences, and interests despite the competitive environment. In the end, the most important thing is to have fun!

Where to train?

These events’ popularity is increasing as interest in cybersecurity and ethical hacking rapidly enters the mainstream. CTFs have elevated to reach e-sport status, with several taking place in various formats each year worldwide. One of the training platforms to practice your skills as a hacker is CyberWarrior (CW) CTF.

About CyberWarrior CTF

Finding flags around the world is the mission that the hacker accepts when signing up on this platform, which is in open beta and available for free to everyone who wants to test it. Players can also send their opinion to the CW team.

Upon login, contestants will see the world map before their eyes, and the American continent will have 20 flags to gather (each flag adds several points to the score). From Canada to Argentina, competitors can see challenges that range from easy to complex. The winners have the most points at the end of the game.

Like many sporting events, prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place. Can you hear the mission calling?

How to Participate

Very easily! You only have to sign up on CW offers trials in addition to the free challenges that are currently available. And don’t worry! First-timers should not overprepare or worry too much.

The next CTF is from April 7th at 9 PM to 10th at 11 PM EST. The link to this event will be sent exclusively to those registered on the platform before starting the event.

Our recommendation? If you want to take part in our CTF competition, register on time, check the challenges that are available for free and wait for the exclusive invitation to the CW CTF. Get ready – the hacking is fierce, and you’re the champion we are waiting for!