About the Game

Catch the Qubit
Win a ticket for QuBit Conference Prague - join community spirit, grab a t-shirt & interesting gadgets.

QuBit is a community event and we want everyone to get a chance to come. That’s why we designed a “cracking” contest for all of you – students or professionals - where the first of you with the correct solution will get the chance to attend the QuBit Conference free of charge.

Every year the cyber friends of QuBit engage in a “Crack the Code Contest” to flex their programming muscles and relive the glory (horror?) days of computer science homework. This year we prepared a special investigating contest for you with the pros from CESNET!

If you want to try the capture for yourself, here it is: CATCH THE QUBIT

As you know, the cyberspace is not a secure place. Hence, the specialists from computer security incident response team CESNET-CERTS have to always be on alert. Every day, every hour, every minute. When things are going from bad to worse, the task force FLAB (CESNET Forensic Laboratory) is usually called for investigation of the incident.

Now you can try your investigative skills on an extremely despicable security incident. You will take part in the investigation as of an event that happened in CESNET, a. l. e. just a few days ago. The friends of CESNET from QuBit Conference were shocked that such despicable incident could even happen and annouced rewards for the fastests investigators.

How to Play

  1. to the game engine.
  2. Locate your objective.
  3. Download the data.
  4. Download the instructions.
  5. Follow the instructions.
  6. Solve the assigned task.

The Rules

There is only one rule: The fastest wins the game.

The Rewards

The winner of the contest will be awarded with the following prizes:

1st - Conference pass + tech gadget (up to 300 EUR) + branded T-shirt.

Furthermore the winner will also have the honour of being promoted in a newsletter/SM, being announced at the conference and (if agreed) will be asked to provide a short statement regarding the contest.

Top three contestants will be rewarded by Conference pass, and T-shirt

2nd - Conference pass + branded T-shirt

3rd - Conference pass + branded T-shirt

Next 4th and 5th winner will be awarded by Tech gadget/voucher and cool T-shirt.

4th - Tech gadget (150 EUR) + branded T-shirt

5th - Tech gadget (150 EUR) + branded T-shirt

Other 45 fastest successful contestants will be rewarded by branded T-shirt.

Time Schedule

  • 15. 3. 2018 at 18:00 - the game is afoot! (the form will be unlocked)
  • 29. 3. 2018 at 23:59 - game over (solutions received after this date will be ignored)
  • 31. 3. 2018 - evaluation of the solutions
  • 4. 4. 2018 - announcement of the winners
  • 4. 4. 2018 - publication of the solution

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