Computer science students win $20,000 US at international IT security competition
Florian Bauckholt, Nico Gründel and Simon Schwarz from Saarland University, together with Benno Fünfstück from Dresden University and Thomas Lambertz from RWTH Aachen University, took third place in the international IT security tournament “Real World CTF – HACK THE REAL” in the Chinese capital Beijing, winning a prize of 20,000 US dollars.
The competition took place at the beginning of December and ran for 36 hours. During the course of the tournament, the Saarbrücken computer science students, who competed with their fellow students from Aachen and Dresden under the team name “ALLES!”, were beaten only by the US group “PPP” and the German team “FluxRepeat”. In total, 16 tasks had to be solved, all of which were based on real vulnerabilities in software. /gb
Die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Saarland Informatics Campus wird unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und Mitteln der Staatskanzlei Saarland.