Announcing the Fifth Annual Flare-On Challenge

The FireEye Labs Advanced Reverse Engineering (FLARE) team’s annual
reverse engineering challenge will start at 8:00 p.m. ET on Aug. 24,
2018. This is a CTF-style challenge for all active and aspiring
reverse engineers, malware analysts, and security professionals. So
dust off your disassembler, put a new coat of oil on your old
debugger, and get your favorite chat client ready to futilely beg your
friends for help. Once again, this contest is designed for
individuals, not teams, and it is a single track of challenges. The
contest runs for six full weeks and ends at 8:00 p.m. ET on Oct. 5, 2018.

This year’s contest will once again host a total of 12 challenges
covering architectures from x86, x64 on Windows, Java, .NET,
Webassembly, and Linux, with special appearances of Bootloaders and
Bootkits. This is one of the only Windows-centric CTF challenges out
there and we have crafted it to represent the skills and challenges of
our workload on the FLARE team.

If you complete the Flare-On Challenge you will receive a prize and
permanent recognition on the website for your
accomplishment. Prize details will be revealed when the contest ends,
but as always, it will be something that will be coveted and envied by
your peers. In prior years we’ve had rodeo belt buckles, replica
police badges, challenge coins, and a huge pin.

Check out the Flare-On website for a live
countdown timer and to see the previous year’s winners. For official
news and support we will be using the Twitter hashtag: #flareon5.

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