Ph0wn CTF

A Capture The Flag for Smart Devices

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Ph0wn is a Capture The Flag (CTF) dedicated to smart devices

Come and challenge yourself on IoT, embedded systems, smart phones, e.g drones, IP web cameras, console games, smart toothbrushes and many other devices!

Ph0wn 2019 will be held on Friday, December 13th 2019

How to participate

What to bring, how to compete...

How to participate


Team size is limited to 5


Bring your own laptop, power cord, adapters, multi plug outlets, USB cables, chargers, SD card or any of your favorite tools


Bring your favorite software (disassemblers, development tools, hexadecimal viewers, virtual machines, kali etc)


Challenges will be accessible via wifi. Make sure you can access wifi on your laptop.




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Steering committee

Axelle Apvrille "@cryptax" - Fortinet
Alain Forcioli - Fortinet
Fabien Ferrero - Université de Nice
Ludovic Apvrille - Telecom ParisTech
Marius Münch - EURECOM
Yanick Fratantonio - EURECOM
Philippe Paget - GreHack
Roman Suchwalko - EURECOM


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The event is located on the Campus SophiaTech of Sophia Antipolis, in the Learning Centre.
GPS: latitude: 43.61479, longitude: 7.07164


A8 motorway: Exit 44, Antibes, Sophia Antipolis. Follow "Sophia Antipolis" access from the roundabout at INRA, Route des Chappes. Recommend parking: P2.


From the airport of Nice: line 230 or "230 Express" will take you to Sophia Antipolis in approximately 40 minutes for only 1.50 euros. The bus isn't very well indicated from the airport, you might have to ask someone for directions. Basically, you have to cross "Promenade des Anglais" to get to the bus stop. This bus does not run on week-ends. Ask to stop in Sophia Antipolis at Templiers.


Stop at Antibes. Then use bus, taxis, Uber or car sharing up to Sophia Antipolis (approx 20 mins).


Get off the bus stop "Templiers" - Access by "Route des Colles".
From the neighboring towns of Sophia Antipolis : check Envibus.
From Grasse and its surroundings: check Sillages.
At 2am (end of the CTF), there are no longer any buses on Sophia Antipolis. You will need to call a taxi or Uber, or share a car with other participants.