Sunday, October 8, 2017


Well BSidesDC 2017 has concluded and we had a great time!  Hope all our players and visitors did as well.  
We were treated to a great presentation by Wasabi covering great information for newbies and veterans alike. 
Thanks brother for all the work and support you gave the Village!

Wiresharknado   2485 Points

  • $250 Gift card to Micro Center
  • 2 x WCTF Challenge Coins
  • 2 x BSidesDC black badges

Crimson Agents  1512 points

  • $100 Micro Center gift card
  • 1 x BSidesDC black badge


Root_Acquired   1375 points

  •  1 x BSidesDC black badge

Sunday, July 30, 2017

DEFCON 25 Wireless Village CTF

Final scores

Thank you soooooooo much to our awesome sponsors who donated the awesome prizes below.

And the winners are......

What does the fox say?

WiFi Pineapple Tetra
5 ESP board
Lock Picks
Telefreaks pager watch
Ettus b200 with metal case
Lan Turtle
Bash Bunny
Hak5 long range amp
WiFi Card
No Starch T-shirt
HFC Shirt
Wide Band
Wireless Village 2017 coin for each member


WiFi Pineapple
3 ESP boards
Hackers for Charity shirt
No starch t-shirt
Aerohive AP
cables and pig tails
4 caffeine vape pens
Pager watch
Wireless Village 2017 coin for each member


Hak5 Everything kit
Hackers for charity shirt
Variety of four No Starch Press Books
Caffeine vape pens
3 ESP boards
Simple WiFi small antenna
Wireless Village 2017 coin for each member

Friday, July 28, 2017

We're winding down to the end of Wireless CTF Day 1 here at DEFCON 2017.

Here are the current scores and challenges status:

WELCOME to the 1980's

DEFCON 25 is on!!!

In-brief is underway and talks begin at 11:30am today.
Check out the schedule here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Calling all sponsors, call all sponsors....

Hey there!  Wireless Village here.

Do you enjoy the fun, learning, antics, and prizes of WCTF?

Want to help WCTF remain a strong presence at all your favorite cons?

You can!

We are currently looking for corporate sponsorships.

Many of the people who participate in the WCTF work with network security, signals analysis, and general INFOSEC.  Maybe you're one of them?  Regardless of your employers sector in INFOSEC, odds are your employer has benefitted from the skills and practice you experienced at WCTF.  If so, do you think your employer might be interested in supporting our team?

  1. How can you help?
    1. Speak to your employer and ask if they would like to have their name on WCTF swag, such as, our team t-shirts, team website, and acknowledgement during WCTF announcements at all the cons we attend.
  2. What will it cost?
    1. Thats up to them.  
    2. Your employer can sponsor us with a cash donation or a gift in kind of products.  Company products, such as Hak5 WiFI Pineapples, Great Scott Gadget Hack RFs, Pwnie Express Pwn-Pads, and Aruba APs (just to name a few) are examples of gifts in kind which become the awesome WCTF sweet prizes teams can win!
  3. How do they sponsor WCTF?
    1. Contact us through our website.  You can download the sponsor information and participation form here WCTF Sponsors.  Here you will find a list of the awesome companies that sponsored us last year and in years prior.  Download a copy of our sponsor information documents to share with your employer.
Remember without sponsors WCTF can't happen!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kismet is a wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet works predominately with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) networks, but can be expanded via plug-ins to handle other network types.


Many of us who work or play in the wireless world have come to know and love Kismet.  If you have ever competed in the Wireless Village WCTF I am willing to bet you used Kismet for some of the challenges.
Kismet is the creation of Dragorn, a long time member of the INFOSEC and hacker communities.  Dragorn created this out of both need and a passion.  Lucky for us, he chose to make it readily available to everyone.


It takes time, effort and skill to maintain Kismet and enhance its features.  Dragorn has never charged for this tool and shares it freely with the community.  But! wouldn't it be great if you could show him your appreciation for his work and effort?  Well, you can!  Click the link below to become a patron of Dragorn and his Kismet creation.  It doesn't matter if you do a one time donation or a monthly.  If you use Kismet then show a little love and appreciation to the talented and generous Dragorn!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

As usual, we always ask one or more of our competitors to provide a write up from the players seat. Here is one competitors view from that chair.

This year's BSides Charm had a lot more people in it and the WCTF was no exception. Quite a few participants we're new to the wireless village, but that didn't stop them from learning new things and getting to the top of the scoreboard. The WCTF included both WiFi and SDR challenges that provided an excellent platform to learn and practice for everyone including beginners. One of the most fun challenges during this competition was the wireless Fox hunt, where players have to track down a single wireless access point signal that a random person is carrying. Imagine having to pin point the location of a pocket size router that 1 person is carrying amongst the 900+ people that attended BSides Charm. Well this is just one the many fun challenges that the WCTF has to offer and with each new conference they bring new and more interesting challenges to keep everyone learning new things every time. My best advise is to go with a few friends, make a team and assign specific roles or areas of expertise to each person and when another conferences comes along you can switch roles. That way each member can have the opportunity to learn something new each time and become a more well-rounded  competitor. Also when I participate in the WCTF I always go in with the goal in mind to have fun no matter what. So if you attend another conference that has a WCTF then feel free to join in and take a crack at a few of the challenges and I bet you will have a lot of fun and learn new things along the way.