capture the flag

capture the flag

DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge: What Is Capture the Flag?

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"Capture the Flag" is a game played by both children and hackers. But whereas children look for flags hidden in their opponents' forts, hackers look for software flaws hidden in previously unexplored code. Every year at the DEF CON conference, the world's best hackers meet to test their hacking skills against each other. They race to find, diagnose, and fix software flaws in real time in an adversarial environment. In this game of strategy, players must protect their own digital "flags" by finding and patching flaws on their servers, keep the software on their servers functioning, and scan for vulnerabilities to capture opponents' flags. A referee arbitrates the game, which is played and scored in rounds. During DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge--taking place alongside DEF CON--autonomous computers will play other computers in Capture the Flag for the first time in history. Although no humans will intervene in the game, it is otherwise similar to the game played by hackers, except executed at machine speed. This video walks through the objectives of Capture the Flag and explains how scoring works. #DARPACGC