Tactics and Rules 

Questions

All the questions regarding where the challenge start or if they are encountering issues, other technical difficulties, our staff will assist on the PUBLIC Slack Channel (#main-htz)

HTZ Staff is not responsible for

We are NOT responsible for any kind of issues that appears on attender/competitor personal belongings (PC, laptop, mobile, table or other devices), our staff will try to offer support, but cannot
guarantee that we can fix the issue since there are personal belongings

Each minute counts

Each minute counts! We have a race and only one winner! The attender that will score the best time on the last flag will be declared WINNER. If no one gets the last flag, the best time of the previous flag will be rewarded.

Be prepared for our challenges with your attacker mindset and the following prerequisites

You can do all the challenges by yourself or with your team, but only one person will get the prize!

We’ve placed our flags in multiple locations from Bucharest

os & software

Kali Distro

hardware

Laptop + power adapter

External Wireless Card

Mobile Phone

Personal HotSpot

USB STICK

Other

Probably some cash for personal expenses like a drink or small entry fees (50-60 RON)

Please read

We are NOT responsible for any kind of issues that appears on attender/competitor personal belongings (PC, laptop, mobile, table or other devices), our staff will try to offer support, but cannot guarantee that we can fix the issue since there are personal belongings
• Each minute counts! We have a race and only one winner! The attender that will score the best time on the last flag will be declared WINNER. If no one gets the last flag, the best time of the previous flag will be rewarded, and so on
• This competition starts 2 days before the main event and the awarding session. In that time all the competitors depend on each minute to be in front of the race. Competitors/attenders are advised to use Open Source software or Operating Systems. We are not responsible for any software used or installed on his personal PC/laptops or devices
• Based on a printed or an online copy of the ticket, the attenders will be granted with access in our managed locations and they will be asked to show the ticket only by
demand
• The attenders will have to submit the flags to an address concurs[@]hackthezone.com, we are not responsible for delays caused by email service providers from attender side
• The flags will have the form HTZ{SHA1}
• All the networks or devices that are set in place by HackTheZone team, will be tagged with our specific tags that will be relevant to the competition purpose. The attender are not allowed to cause any damage to third party environments. The attenders are not allowed to use any kind of method or attack that could cause DoS (Denial of Service)
• Each attender will be responsible for the way he is reaching the physical flags. We are not responsible with providing any means of transportation between the flags.
HackTheZone is exonerated from any incidents during the transportation between the flags
• Attenders need to be at least 14 years old in order to participate on our event and challenge. If there are any exception will be permitted with legal tutor agreement.
• If the attender has a criminal record, HackTheZone is not responsible for any infringement of the Romania Law which forbids his participation on such event or access to
technologies
• There are some possible changes of rules and tactics if HackTheZone team must add some new challenges or new ways of approach. All changes will be made public on our official website and official social networks channels