SINF2022 CTF Rules
Enable Informatics students to learn cybersecurity topics that are not widely taught on the course.
Raise awareness among students regarding common security problems.
Organize a competition where every participant can learn new things in a new and fun way.
Who can participate
The CTF is open to everyone. If you are interested in cybersecurity, this is the challenge for you.
Please check out the prizes section of the rules if you or any member of your team are interested in winning any prizes.
The three teams with the best score, at the end of the CTF, will receive the following prizes:
- 1st place:
- 2nd place:
- 3rd place:
Any participant who solves, at least, two challenges will be enrolled in a giveaway for the following prizes:
- You can participate in this CTF individually or in teams of two to four members. If you are participating individually, you are still considered a team under these rules.
There will be two types of prizes: podium prizes and participation prizes.
Podium prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the highest score at the end of the CTF. In the case that two or more teams finish the competition with the same score, the time at which the last flag was submitted will be used to determine the winner.
Participation prizes will only be awarded to participants that solve, at least, two challenges. The awardees will be selected at random.
Prizes will only be awarded to students, currently enrolled in a higher-education institution in Portugal. Regarding podium prizes, all members of your team must fulfill that requirement.
If you are awarded any prize, you must prove your student status with proper documentation (proof of tuition payment, enrolment certificate, or other). Failure to do so will mean you do not receive the prize.
Attacks against the infrastructure of the CTF (site and challenges) won't be allowed. These include denial-of-service (DOS), floods, DNS poisoning, ARP spoofing, MITM, and others. Any attempt of doing so will be punished with disqualification.
Sharing flags, exploits, and tips during the CTF is strictly forbidden.
Be respectful to all the competitors. Inadequate comments will not be tolerated.
Not being possible to list all the rules and exceptions to them, every participant should use common sense in the analysis of the situations provided above. In the case of any doubt, you should contact the organization for further clarification.