2017 Edition – Archive


The first edition of Ph0wn took place on November 29, 2017. The CTF was located at Campus SophiaTech, buidling Espace Entreprise (above the Learning Center) in Sophia Antipolis, France. The contest started at 6 pm local time and finished at 2 am (November 30).

The event was sponsored by Fortinet. We also thank e-SAME, WHAT (Women Hackers Action Tank) and GreHack for their support and advertisement.

The core organization team was made of (alphabetic order): Axelle Apvrille (Fortinet), Ludovic Apvrille (Telecom Paristech), Alain Forcioli (Fortinet), Michel Dubois (Plateforme Conception), Aurélien Francillon (Eurecom), Florian Lugou (Telecom Paristech), Marius Münch (Eurecom), Philippe Paget. Thanks to Fabrice, @acervoise, @balda for their help.

Prizes for first three CTF winners

  • 1st prize: Team adhoc. 1 Parrot MiniDrone Quadricopter Mambo + Raspberry Pi 3 16GB retro gaming bundle with 2 SNES Style controllers
  • 2nd prize: Team NOPS.  1 Parrot MiniDrone Quadricopter Mambo
  • 3rd prize:  Team pwntera. Raspberry Pi 3 16GB retro gaming bundle with 2 SNES Style controllers


Ph0wn prizes!


Write-ups repository is here. If you have written a write-up for a challenge, let us know on twitter/email so we can add it to github.

Ph0wn is on CTFtime, and the scoreboard is there too. Don’t forget to rate for the event!

Talk “Ph0wn smart devices CTF: behind the scenes” at Insomni’hack and video


By default, all participants faces have been blurred, except those who have explicitly authorized their picture to be published.

A short video of Apollo mission:

The hardware Rework challenge
Fully functional weather station, with temperature and pressure, by Phil
Ph0wn participants at work 🙂