Capture The Flag/ “What The Hack” project

The project “What the hack” aims to provide young people with more opportunities in a safer cyber environment by teaching them about ethical hacking.

“Capture the Flag” competition

Capture the Flag challenge is a 4-day competition between two teams of students from The Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia, and Spain. The Red team must hack their way into capturing the “flags” while the Blue team must find ways to protect them. The challenges illustrated in the competition are mainly based on real-world incidents which will give students an opportunity to experience how it actually happens as well as prepare them with strong hands-on experiences.c The contest promises to bring lots of hacking techniques, problem-solving skills required challenges

We are looking forward to seeing who wins!

So, what the hack is ethical hacking?

Technically, ethical hacking means an authorized attempt to breach the security system or gain a piece of information from another computer system, data, or application. The main benefit of doing so is to prevent the data to be stolen or exploited by malicious hackers. Other benefits of ethical hacking are:

  • Discovering the vulnerabilities from an attacker’s point of view so that the weak points can be fixed
  • Implementing & evaluating a secure network
  • Contributing to protecting the cyber networking
  • Protecting data from terrorists
  • Ensuring the data’s security from the customers, shareholders, investors, etc

Some types of ethical hacking

  • System hacking
  • Web application hacking
  • Web server hacking
  • Wireless networks hacking

Types of Hackers

Ethical hackers are known as “white hats”, the security experts that perform these assessments.

Opposite with the “white hats” are the “black hats”, malicious hackers who perform hacking for their selfish intentions and monetary benefits.

And the combination of white and black hat hackers. They perform hacking without permission from any organization, and they do this merely for fun.