The Hack2Win 2017 5K – IP Address 1 July 2017

No, an annoying road race, that’s $5K in USD!

Hack2Win 2017 – The Online Version

From the post:

Want to get paid for a vulnerability similar to this one?

Contact us at: ssd@beyondsecurity.com

We proud to announce the first online hacking competition!

The rules are very simple – you need to hack the D-link router (AC1200 / DIR-850L) and you can win up to 5,000$ USD.

To try and help you win – we bought a D-link DIR-850L device and plugged it to the internet (we will disclose the IP address on 1st of July 2017) for you to try to hack it, while the WAN access is the only point of entry for this device, we will be accepting LAN vulnerabilities as well.

If you successfully hack it – submit your findings to us ssd[]beyondsecurity.com, you will get paid and we will report the information to the vendor.

The competition will end on the 1st of September 2017 or if a total of 10,000$ USD was handed out to eligible research.
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Great opportunity to learn about the D-link router (AC1200 / DIR-850L) because hacked doesn’t count:


Usage of any known method of hacking – known methods including anything that we can use Google/Bing/etc to locate – this includes: documented default password (that cannot be changed), known vulnerabilities/security holes (found via Google, exploit-db, etc)

Makes me think having all the known vulnerabilities of the D-link router (AC1200 / DIR-850L) could be a competitive advantage.

Topic maps anyone?

PS: For your convenience, I have packaged up the D-Link files as of Monday, 12 June 2017 for the AC1200, hardware version A1, AC1200-A1.zip.

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