The How Strong Is Your Schmooze contest is on it’s way. The targets have been chosen, the dossier’s have been sent and the social engineering talent has bloomed. The team at social-engineer.org wanted to give a few updates to the CTF.
1) There has been a lot of “fear” in the market about our contest. In one way this is great as it is raising awareness about social engineering. We have been sent anonymous reports about banks, credit agencies and other organization pasting posters warning of the threats of malicious social engineers. One report we received told us that many of these organizations even mention social-engineer.org by name and warn of attempts.
2) Defcon was kind enough to give us a room for the CTF event. Things worked out to get us into a great spot to host the CTF. We have the room for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Friday and Saturday we will be listening in as the contestants make their calls. We are all excited to see what they come up with.
Then on Sunday we have a special event scheduled. At 10:00am we will be hosting a live podcast. Well, what we are calling a “Zombie” podcast. It will be live with community support and all of you there, but not broadcasted live.
The topic for this podcast will be all about Social Engineering, Neuro-Linguistic Hacking, Microexpressions and Body Language usage in social engineering. What we want is for the community to submit questions or other items you want to discuss. Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the podcast mING will be fielding the questions and getting people lined up for the mic. Make sure you get there early.
After the podcast we will be hosting a public peer review. We will discuss some of the things we learned from the CTF as well as some of the great attacks used.
3) The room we have been given is awesome, but it is not huge. We are limited to about 80 people, and that will be tight. If you want to get in for the CTF, if you want in for the Podcast and if you want if for the peer review – GET THERE EARLY. We will be packed solid, so make sure you get there to get your spot.
We will not be able to record any of the days (except the podcast) or broadcast any of the days over icecast or anything. If you want to hear what is going to be going on, get there early.
If you can’t get in, make sure to tell Defcon about it so next year we get a bigger room. 🙂
The contestants have been hard at work now for a week and we are looking forward to seeing the results. till the next update, we will talk soon.