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The VTLUUG's wargame is an opportunity for students interested in network security to learn and develop their skills in a safe and legal environment. The wargame network is completely isolated from the Internet, and has a myriad of vulnerable and misconfigured machines on it at any time.

Any Virginia Tech student can log on to the network using their PID credentials (instructions).

Due to the open nature of the network, students can practice their network penetration skills in a real life environment. When a player successfully attacks a machine, he/she will have to switch hats and begin defending the target from others. Due to this game dynamic, students will develop offensive and defensive network security skills. Furthermore, as players exploit the targets and attempt to lock down the computer, the dynamics of the environment will change requiring students to adapt and keep an open mind.

To give players incentive to attack and then secure the targets, there is a scoring system in place to award points to whoever controls a box. Players are encouraged to work in teams to share the point distribution. Periodically the wargame referees will step in and replace or reconfigure the targets and reset the points to keep the game exciting and interesting for all players.

The referees can be contacted at wargame@vtluug.org.

Current Round

Targets in the current round:
Name IP Difficulty Hint
Brute Easy I hope you have a dictionary.
Sploitable Easy Ever used metasploit?
xpsp2 Easy It's XP SP2. Try Metasploit.

Updating BT4

Update BT4 packages to the latest version.

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get upgrade


There is a bug in the version of Hydra included in BackTrack4 R2. We recommend downloading and compiling the latest version from the THC website.

$ wget http://freeworld.thc.org/releases/hydra-6.0-src.tar.gz
$ tar zxf hydra-6.0-src.tar.gz
$ cd hydra-6.0-src 
$ ./configure
$ make
$ ./hydra 
$ ./xhydra