Wargame (hacking)

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In hacking, a wargame (or war game) is a cyber-security challenge and mind sport in which the competitors must exploit or defend a vulnerability in a system or application, or gain or prevent access to a computer system.[1][2][3]

A wargame usually involves a capture the flag logic, based on pentesting, semantic URL attacks, knowledge-based authentication, password cracking, reverse engineering of software (often JavaScript, C and assembly language), code injection, SQL injections, cross-site scripting, exploits, IP address spoofing, forensics, and other hacking techniques.[4]

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  1. ^ "Hurricane-Bound Hacker? Here's A Rainy Day Web-Hacking War Game". Forbes. 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ "First Collegiate Pentesting Competition tackles cybersecurity problem differently".
  3. ^ Hiep Nguyen Duc. "Cyber War Games: Top 3 Lessons Learned About Incident Response". eForensics.
  4. ^ "Google Will Offer $1 Million In Rewards For Hacking Chrome In Contest". Forbes. 28 February 2012.

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