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Kali Linux CTF Blueprints by Cameron Buchanan

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Scoring systems

There are multiple approaches that can be taken to scoring. The intention in all scoring systems should be to encourage good behavior for real-life engagements. Emphasis should be put on accuracy, completion, reporting, and breadth of knowledge. Yes, being 1337 is important, and smashing everything tooth and nail is admirable, but that's not the point of the exercise. If you're already into bending systems over your knee, perhaps you should seek a greater challenge (or take on a new skillset; teach yourself malware development, and go work for some shady people—they pay better anyway). So, here are some suggestions for scoring methods:

  • Fixed point exploits: This is super simple. There are x number of exploits out there in the network. ...

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