Balsn is CTF team from Taiwan founded in 2016. Most of our current members are affiliated with Network Security Lab in National Taiwan University. We actively participate in online and onsite CTF competitions. You can browse our recently participated events and rankings on CTFtime. We also publish writeups on CTF challenges.
We are a group of cybersecurity enthusiasts interested in various areas including software security, binary analysis, web security, cryptography, IoT security, and etc. Besides our own research, all of us enjoy playing CTF because we believe it is an excellent chance to hone our skills in practice, catch up with the latest trend, and most importantly – compete and have fun!
In 2020 summer, Balsn attended DEFCON 28 CTF World Final online as a joint team HITCON⚔Balsn, collaborating with HITCON. We ranked in third place in this great competition.
Current leader of Balsn. Pwning my life. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)ﻭ✧
Give me flag (・ω・)
Yet another Shaman King of Balsn. He focuses on all kinds of challenges.
I enjoy playing web challenges!
- Blog: https://bookgin.tw
- Twitter: @bookgin_tw
sces60107 (a.k.a Shaman King) knows nothing about reverse engineering and binary exploit, but he knows how to get the flag. This guy specializes in mind-reading and guessing the flag.
Warning: He is a dangerous guy. Everything he touched will malfunction in a jiffy.
I love CTFs, but they don’t like me…
mainly studied in pwn and crypto
Nothing to do with RB Tree
struggling with solidity QQ
∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿
Nothing … Something … Anything … Everything
> “This might be a game, but it isn’t something you play.”
Transfer from pwn to web. Often got a production boost at the last hour of a game.
Solve the challenges ranging from pwn to crypto, from crypto to bruteforce, from butefore to guessing, from guessing to ESP…
is my waifu.
( The challenge I can solve ) ≡ ( The challenge which is too easy )
> “Every challenge is brute-forceable if you believe in yourself.”
For me, 500 500 CAPTCHAs are just an hour of human work.
Welcome to the world of CTF.
A girl studies in computer science and interested in classical music.
She has absolute pitch and used the ability to decode music in D-CTF final. She is now focusing on the area of machine learning.
She is a reverse engineer. She reverses what she is interested in and figures out how it does what it does. (especially for Windows OS). Her interests also include Malware Research and Threat Intelligence.
A student who interested in binary analysis and like to PWN everything.
|DEFCON 28 CTF Finals, 3rd place (HITCON⚔Balsn)||Online, Aug. 2020|
|DEFCON 27 CTF Finals, 2nd place (HITCON⚔BFKinesiS)||Las Vegas, USA, Aug. 2019|
|DEFCON 26 CTF Finals, 12th place (BFS)||Las Vegas, USA, Aug. 2018|
|0CTF/TCTF 2020 Quals, 5th place||Online, Jun. 2020|
|0CTF/TCTF 2019 Finals, 2nd place||Shanghai, China, Jun. 2019|
|Codegate CTF 2020 Preliminary, 2nd place||Online, Feb. 2020|
|HITCON CTF 2018, 3rd place (BFKinesiS)||Online, Oct. 2018|
|Trend Micro CTF 2019 Finals, 3rd place||Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 2019|
|Pwn2Win CTF 2019, 2nd place||Online, Nov. 2019|
|TokyoWesterns CTF 5th 2019, 1st place||Online, Sep. 2019|
|Facebook CTF 2019, 2nd place||Online, Jun. 2019|
|PlaidCTF 2019, 4th place||Online, Apr. 2019|
|Teaser Dragon CTF 2019, 3rd place||Online, Sep. 2019|
|N1CTF 2019, 2nd place||Online, Sep. 2019|
|RCTF 2019, 3rd place||Online, May. 2019|
|*CTF 2019, 3rd place||Online, Apr. 2019|
|Teaser CONFidence CTF 2019, 2nd place||Online, Mar. 2019|
|Codegate CTF 2019 Final, 6th place||Seoul, Korea, Mar. 2019|
|HITB-XCTF GSEC CTF 2018 Finals, 5th place||Singapore City, Singapore, Sep. 2018|
|Pwn2Win CTF 2018, 1st place||Online, Nov. 2018|
|Hackover CTF 2018, 2nd place||Online, Oct. 2018|
|ASIS CTF Finals 2018, 5th place||Online, Nov. 2018|
|DefCamp CTF Finals||Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 2018|
|DefCamp CTF Finals||Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 2017|
|Trend Micro CTF 2018 Finals||Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2018|
|SECCON 2018 Finals||Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 2018|
|SECCON 2017 Finals (1$@AIS3, Balsn)||Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 2018|
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