This year we altered the challenge format once again, and ran it in the form of a free-format application over e-mail between the 4th of July and 4th of August. Neither attempts at bribery nor cheating were noticed, which was a slight but acceptable disappointment for the Advisory Board.
As it has been the case in the past, the same names often show up in the Hall of Fame. Whether it’s the technical talent, persistent effort or being in the right place at the right time, Fortune favors the bold.
Congratulations Carl “Zeta Two” Svensson! Well done!
To demonstrate what it took to receive the ticket, here are selected highlights from his long application:
We would also like to thank everybody who participated in the challenge this year. Your submissions were greatly appreciated. In other news, the ticket sales have been active during the summer and we are expecting a flood of registrations once the preliminary schedule is released. To make sure you don’t miss out, register now to guarantee your place at the 15th anniversary edition of t2.
This year’s free ticket was awarded at LocalTapiola HackDay to the team who discovered the most severe vulnerability. After a full day of analyzing, verifying and rating the reported vulnerabilities, we had a clear winner rising above the competitors.
Congratulations Harri Kuosmanen of team ROT! Well done!
We would also like to thank all the other teams and those participating in the challenge during the summer. The countdown to t2’17 starts now – see you on Thursday! (..or Wednesday night at one of the many pre-event meetups/lobby bar gatherings)
If you have ideas on how to give out free tickets to our 15th anniversary event next year, please let us know!
Carl “Zeta Two” Svensson from Sweden was the first one to solve the t2’16 Challenge. Well done! Congratulations!
The elegant write-up trophy goes to Alexander Polyakov, Russia. His write-up will be published soon so you’ll have a change to evaluate the submission yourself.
Congratulations to both winners! We would also like to thank each one of you who participated. Last but not least. if you have an interesting idea for t2’17 Challenge, please let us know – authors get a free admission to the conference among other perks 😉
Ludvig Strigeus (Investigator1) from Sweden was the second one to solve the t2’14 Challenge but the first one to claim the prize. Well done Ludde! Congratulations!
The rest of the contestants – please concentrate on the write-up.
Good luck folks!
Peter Kosinar from Slovakia was the first one to solve the t2’14 Challenge. The speed that he pulled off the Challenge was absolutely amazing. One could easily think that Mr. Kosinar has solved some other challenges in the past 🙂
But wait, that’s not all. He does not want to claim his prize, so we have agreed that we will post his name to the hall of fame (which he definitely deserves) but the game is still on. Two tickets on the table – go for it!