4th Annual Security Twits NCAA Tourney Bracket Contest

I created an NCAA basketball tournament bracket contest on Yahoo for members of the information security community. The winner gets bragging rights until next year. The scoring format is a traditional 1/2/4/8/16/32 format with a twist – a bonus equal to the difference in seeds for each game in which you pick a lower-seeded winner.

To participate:

  1. Go to the tournament page.
  2. After logging, click “Join Group”.
  3. Enter Group ID 137592.
  4. Enter the password.

Since you’re a member of the information security community, I can’t just give you the password, right? You’ll have to guess it. It consists of lower case letters and numbers, with no spaces…and all 3 parts of the passwords are information security related.

  1. Part 1 – The cyber espionage group in Mandiant’s report published last month
  2. Part 2 – Pseudonym of hacker sentenced to 41 months in prison for exploiting an AT&T website vulnerability
  3. Part 3 – Default port number of the service that makes you want to bash your head against the wall because SSH is a superior alternative

In case you’re still scratching your head…and are willing to admit it, DM me on Twitter…or send me smoke signals and I’ll tell you the password.

Your final picks must be submitted by Thursday, March 21 at 12:15 PM EDT (the 4 play-in games earlier in the week aren’t part of the contest).

The fine print:

And did I mention you have to be a member of the information security community to enter? To be eligible to win, I must be able to verify that you’re a member of the information security community. No more than 1 entry per person. Compromising the commissioner’s computer, compromising the commissioner’s account and exploiting vulnerabilities in Yahoo to do anything to affect the outcome of the contest are strictly prohibited. ;-)

I’ll post updates here and on Twitter periodically.

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