ZeroDays 2018

CTF Apr 27, 2018

Holy shit! Yesterday, Victor, Kim, Rob and myself came second at ZeroDaysCTF as part of the SpontaneousWindowsUpdate Team!


It's crazy that last year I did my first ever CTF and came 29th as part of Team Irelanstein. Since then I've done two more and improved gradually but coming second, at the third largest CTF of it's kind is kinda crazy! Working since September with the guys has been awesome and I'm really glad I got to meet the guys and work with them! <3

For the record, my costume was a dragon. Dragons are giant lizards with wings. Dinosaurs are giant lizards. Therefore, dinosaur onesie + fairy wings = dragon. The wings chose me and I looked fabulous!

I also just want to say a huge thanks to the two Mark's behind ZeroDays, the @_BUCSS team's from Bournemouth, Peter from our friends at @CyberSecurityLI , as well as the Polish, Russian and German teams who made the effort to come from so far away! But most of all, thanks to the Trinity team who are alwalys great fun and compeitition! Finally thanks to the memelords who hijacked the #ZeroDaysCTF hashtag and spammed it with some brilliant images!

For the most part, it was harder than other years, espescially in Reverse Engineering but all that does is who me where we have to improve for next year and I'm really looking forward to that!

Write up's are coming and they will be on the ITB HackerSoc GitHub so keep any eye out there if you want a read of them or to try them for yourself!


Paddy Kerley

DFCS at TU Dublin's Cyber Program and talk giver TU Dublin Hacker Soc. Mostly talks about Cyberwarfare, NatSec, Infosec, Big Safari, Arms Control, North Korea, OSINT and stuff that goes boom

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