Facebook Open-Sources Capture the Flag Competition Platform As It Encourages Students

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook announced today that it is making its gamified security training platform called Capture the Flag (CTF) open source in an effort to encourage students and developers to learn about online security and bugs. The platform, which is popular at hacker conventions such as Def Con, pits different teams of hackers against one another. The social juggernaut itself has run CTF competitions at events across the world.”By open sourcing our platform, schools, student groups, and organizations across all skill levels can now host competitions, practice sessions, and conferences of their own to teach computer science and security skills,” wrote Gulshan Singh, a software engineer on Facebook’s threat infrastructure team. “We’re also releasing a small repository of challenges that can be used immediately upon request (to prevent cheating).”

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