Contest Rules

Rules for Everyone

  • You CANNOT be on multiple teams or switch teams once the contest starts.
  • You CANNOT share passwords/founds between different teams.
  • You CANNOT steal passwords or techniques used by another team.
  • You MUST NOT interfere with the efforts of another team.
  • Teams MUST NOT attempt to gain unauthorized access or block access to any system used by Cynosure Prime or another team.
  • Teams MUST ONLY use systems they are authorized to use.
  • You CAN use as many systems/CPUs/GPUs as you wish.
  • Any Illegal activity will be reported.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the contest wins.

Pro Teams

  • Teams need to have a defined list of members before the contest starts.
  • A writeup containing your methods and attack techniques and the tools used is strongly encouraged.
  • A team member is not required to be at Cyphercon, but it would be cool if there was.
  • Pro teams must email to register as "Pro".
  • A team can only register as pro if they have not submitted any found as "Street".

Street Teams

  • A writeup/blog post containing what you learned and the resources that helped you get there is strongly encouraged but, not a requirement. This helps others to get started cracking passwords.
  • Need a hand getting started? Stop over by the Password Cracking Village.