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Ph0wn is a Capture The Flag (CTF) dedicated to smart devices (IoT, embedded systems, smart phones…). Come and challenge yourself on drones, IP web cameras,  console games,  smart toothbrushes and many other devices!

Ph0wn is a jeopardy-style local CTF. Free entrance.

Ph0wn 2018 will be held on Friday, December 14th 2018 in Campus SophiaTech. The CTF starts at 6pm (December 14). It ends at 2:00 am (December 15).


How to participate

You may compete individually or in a team. The day of the competition, you will get access to several challenges. Each time you solve a challenge, you mark a given number of points. At the end of the challenge, the highest score wins!

Note this is a local CTF: challenges are not available remotely.


  • Team size is limited to 5 please.

What you should bring

  • Your laptop with at least 10 GB free, power cord & adapters, multi plug outlets.
  • Challenges will be accessible via wifi, so make sure your laptop supports wifi, or get a wifi dongle.
  • Various USB cables  (type A, B and C), SD card adapters or any other equipment you like to use (e.g multimeter, RF, bluetooth, your own soldering station, Ubertooth, femtocell…)
  • Recommended software:  in addition to the usual CTF tools (e.g disassemblers), we recommend Docker, VirtualBox, Android emulator & disassembler, mbed, Arduino IDE, .


  • It’s a competition, but we ask that you remain fair play.  For instance, it is forbidden to prevent other teams from scoring.
  • Your target is challenges. That’s all. No DoS/automated scans/large amounts of traffic/deleting stuff on our servers, and of course, no attack on external servers.



Steering committee

  • Axelle Apvrille – Fortinet
  • Alain Forcioli – Fortinet
  • Fabien Ferrero – Université de Nice
  • Ludovic Apvrille – Telecom ParisTech
  • Michel Dubois – Plateforme Conception
  • Marius Münch – Eurecom
  • Yanick Fratantonio – Eurecom
  • Philippe Paget – GreHack

To be completed


This CTF is sponsored by Fortinet.

Would you would like to sponsor this CTF? The event is open to other sponsors. Contact us!

Partners / Friend events

Several actors highly contribute to the event:  GreHack, BlackAlps, JM2L, WHAT

To be completed