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Whitehatters Group Places Second in Capture the Flag Competition

April 27, 2018

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The College of Engineering Whitehatters Computer Security Club (WCSC) placed second during the first annual Raymond James Financial Capture the Flag (CTF) competition held on the Raymond James campus in St. Petersburg.

Teams comprised of university sophomores from University of South Florida, University of Florida, Penn State University, University of Central Florida, University of North Florida, St. Petersburg College, and St. Leo University competed against each other to see who could solve the most computer security challenges. The teams had to exploit security vulnerabilities in websites and network services, reverse engineer software and cryptography systems, perform digital forensics and data recovery, and break into physical security systems such as mechanical and electronic safes. The CTF goal is to find the best hacker in the room.

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