You have reached the amazingly awesome page of the pwndevils, a hacking group started at Arizona State University. We love learning about computer systems and competing in Capture the Flag to demonstrate our computer security knowledge.

About The Club

Meeting Times

Pwndevils alpha: Thursdays 4pm–6pm, usually in BYENG 420

Pwndevils beta: 4:30pm–6:30pm, usually in BYENG 420

Please see the mailing list for more info

Join

Joining the pwndevils is easy, everyone is welcome!
Simply join the mailing list. Meeting times, meeting locations, and CTFs that we will participate in are sent out on the mailing list.

Also, folks with an ASU email account can automatically register for the pwndevils slack, where we chat when competing in a CTF.

Officers

pwndevil officers make things go: they organize meetings, get food for meetings (yay), and are generally awesome people.

Root: Wil Gibbs
V33P: Connor Nelson
Banker: Yoalli Hidalgo Pontet

Faculty Advisors

The pwndevils would not exist without the support of the following faculty members (who try to hack right alongside the team)

Calendar

Here's our calendar of events (meetings and CTFs that we participate in):

Videos

Here are some recording of our meetings in the past:

Getting Started

New to CTFs and computer security in general? No problem, the pwndevils got you covered (we were all curious newbies at one point)!

Most of the CTF challenges require a Linux machine (installing Ubuntu 16.04 or the latest LTS in a virtual machine is pretty easy), as most of the binaries in most of the competitions run on Linux.

A lot of our recent challenges run best on Docker so we recommend installing that as well.

Also great is to work your way through the OverTheWire war-games: Bandit is the game that's targeted towards beginners, and it helps you get familiar with linux environments. The other games are great, and get more and more difficult (in a good way).

We've been collecting/creating a set of CTF challenges, as well as custom challenges, that run on docker at https://github.com/adamdoupe/ctf-training.

For web hacking, Google has a good practice/testing web application.

History

The pwndevils team was started in 2009 by Mike Mabey and Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, however it ended up dormant until revived in 2015 by Mike Mabey and Dr. Adam Doupé. Dr. Doupé has continued to act as the Advisor of the club. Dr. Yan Shoshitaishvili has been added as an advisor of the club since Fall of 2017. You can find our constition here.