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MAKE RIGA Hacking competition 2016. Results.

MAKE RIGA hacking competition

Last weekend the Institute of electronics and computer science (EDI) hosted MAKE RIGA Hacking competition 2016, which is set to become a yearly tradition. Co-owner of 1st Ltd Kirils Solovjovs defended his champion title by attaining first place once again.

“The number and variety of challenges as well as the number of contenders is clearly increasing, providing for a lively competition. I was not originally planning to attend, but seeing the high response rate, I decided to give it a go and sign up for the competition on its second day. One could say that ending up at the top this year was a pleasant accident,” champion Kirils Solovjovs said with a smile.

This year the organizers had prepared 33 challenges 57% more than the previous year – to wrestle with in the following categories among others:

  • encryption,
  • Internet of Things,
  • WiFi security,
  • social engineering,
  • embedded device and microchip analysis,
  • radio intercept and decoding,
  • RFID security,
  • reverse engineering software binaries,
  • security of network services.

This year’s competition was well attended with 38 participants taking part from all around Latvia. Contenders included IT professionals, scientists and other interested parties.

The gold trophy was won by IT security expert Kirils Solovjovs who maxed out at 162 points. Krišjānis Stikāns was well behind with 99.5 points. Bronze trophy was awarded to Aleksandrs Levinskis for scoring 91 points. He was closely trailed by Dāvis Mosāns and “mkz” who scored 90 and 89 points respectively. Six of 33 challenges remained unsolved by anyone.

First place at MAKE RIGA Hacking competition

Trophies for the 1st and 3rd placeInstitute of electronics and computer science (EDI) hosted the first MAKE RIGA Hacking competition last weekend. We are happy to announce that the co-owners of 1st Ltd Kirils Solovjovs and Jānis Jansons won the first and the third place respectively.

Contenders were given 13 hours over the course of two days to solve 21 challenges worth ten points each. Participants were competing in the following categories among others:

  • WiFi security,
  • password cracking,
  • embedded device analysis, including firmware disassembly and flashing,
  • radio intercept and decoding,
  • RFID security,
  • reverse engineering software binaries and hardware components,
  • security of network services.

First public presentation

We are happy to announce our participation in the yearly IT Security Conference “Our information security – key to the future“, which is jointly organised by CERT.LV and ISACA Latvia. The conference will be held on October 23 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Conference Centre in Riga, Latvia.

During the conference our lead researcher Kirils Solovjovs will be giving a presentation on the practical side of IT security in Latvia.

The language of the presentation will be Latvian and the slides will be available on our website after the presentation.