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Capture The Flag 101


Capture the Flags, or CTFs, are computer security competitions.

Teams of competitors (or just individuals) are pitted against each other in various challenges across multiple security disciplines, competing to earn the most points.

CTFs are often the beginning of one's cyber security career due to their team building nature and competitive aspect. In addition, there isn't a lot of commitment required beyond a weekend.


For information about ongoing CTFs, check out CTFTime.

In this handbook you'll learn the basics™ behind the methodologies and techniques needed to succeed in Capture the Flag competitions.