The Game of Hacks

The Game of Hacks development was directed jointly by Checkmarx CTO Maty Siman and Asaph Schulman, VP of marketing. It’s based on the 2013 OWASP Top-10, one of the most comprehensive vulnerability references available today. In a nutshell, this is an interactive solution to promote secure coding practices and AppSec awareness amongst developers.

Besides offering the obvious playing functionality, Game of Hacks is also an AppSec knowledge sharing platform. Developers specializing in a wide variety of coding and scripting languages such as Java, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, C#, C++ and more can contribute to the game’s question database by posting their private vulnerable code examples.

The game can be played at 3 levels:game of hacks

 

  • Beginner – Intended for newbies who want to learn about secure coding.
  • Intermediate – A good starting point for InfoSec professionals and developers.
  • Advanced – Best suited for ethical hackers and security professionals.

 

Once inside the game, all the player needs to do is pick the desired level of play and get started. There is also a multiplayer option where the player can invite specific
people to clash with him online.  The game consists of 5 questions, with 1 minute allocated to answer each question. Correct answers and faster response times get the player more points.

This interactive platform encourages secure coding by familiarizing the players/developers with the leading vulnerabilities that are commonly exploited by malicious attackers. These include SQL injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF/XSRF), Path Traversal and other leading techniques that are wreaking havoc today.

Game of Hacks can be played on desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.

 

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