Are you tempted to break into computers, but
for some strange reason don't want to go
to jail? Guess what, there are computers whose owners
want you to try to break in!
They keep on bringing up new wargames at the Pull
The Plug site. Advanced players only.
Wargame at http://www.hack.ae/.
You can play it online on a website exclusively developed for
the challenge. There are ten levels for HACK Dot AE Contest.
Each level has a different problem which will test the candidates
Want to play hacker challenge games that are easier
for beginners? Check out http://www.hackergames.net for information
and links to hacker challenges and wargames.
Here's how to run your own hacker wargame. This is harder than you might think. The big, and we mean BIG danger is that a criminal might break into yourwargame computer and use it to -- duh -- commit crime. Then the authorities will think you mcommitted the crime and you could go to jail.
Play a multilevel wargame at http://www.hackthissite.org/ According
"Here at hackthissite.org
[a computer break-in challenge] we try to make our site the friendliest
environment to learn in as possible. This site is good fun and
is always coming out with new challenges. Anything goes on the
site, (excluding dos, and brute force attacks please). The IRC
server is irc.inteliinternet.com and the room is #Hackthissite.
Dont worry about asking Dumb questions. If
you ever get made fun of for Noob questions, just
pm me, spiffomatic64, with your question and the person who made
fun of you. We dont take kindly to jerks.
Play lots of breakin games at http://www.all.net. It is run by brilliant
virus researcher Fred Cohen. He offers games even a beginner
is a great wargame for beginners. It even has a forum
where you can learn how to attack it.
is a genuine hacker playground with computer break-in
games, run by Korean hackers who want to discourage
computer crime while encouraging those who want to legally learn
how to hack. They now have an English version of their web site.
Ebina tells us how to get into the game. "You start out
by registering for an account, which gives you a user name and
password with which to access the 'View Problems' page. You will
then see the problem you need to hack to get to level 1.
"You then telnet to drill.hackerslab.org, login as level0
and guest, and hack your way to user level1. Once level1, you
run a command, `pass`, that tells you the password to login as
level1. Enter that into the 'View Problems' page, and you can
see the problem you need to hack to get to level 2. All the way
to level 14."
If you are serious about winning a hacker
wargame, click here for
Some of these wargames might allow you to keep control
once you break in. That means you have to learn how to
fight off attackers. Many hackers say defense is
much more challenging than attack! Click
here for help defending your computers.