Linuxense Challenge

By Deane Barker on March 8, 2005

Server Break-in Challenge: First one to break in, leave a file in the root, and take the machine offline wins the contest.

Are you an Internet security expert at heart or by profession? Ever thought of trying your skill at a professionally set up server? If you are ready, enter.

The Linux Server Break-in challenge. You will have a server available on the Internet 96 hours without interruption starting from 9 March 2005 2 AM IST. However, the server’s life on the Net is in your hands.

This server won’t be protected by firewall. There won’t be any fake demons or honeypots as well. It will be running all the services normally found in a regular Linux distribution and more.

I don’t quite get the point, but I rarely do.