Tamper Evident Contest
We’ve all used a tamper-evident device before; “tamper proof” shipping tape, medecine bottles, evidence bags, padlock seals, and so on. How secure are these technologies and how can they can be beaten? The goal of this contest is to test your skills against these technologies, particularly tamper-evident or “tamper-proof” containers, adhesives, and mechanical or electronic seals.
Each team is given a container sealed with a variety of tamper evident technologies. Your main goal is to document and defeat all the tamper seals on or inside the container while leaving little to no evidence of your actions. Instructions will be provided at the start of the contest for any additional goals. The container itself offers many puzzles and challenges to test a team’s skill in various disciplines. Each container must be resealed and returned with documentation by 14:00 on Sunday, May 26th.
Each team is scored on a per-seal, per-challenge basis. You get more points for a better defeat (that is, one with less evidence of entry), with bonus points being awarded to especially creative and innovative defeats. Teams are awarded points for thorough documentation, including pictures and video.
Register as a team or individual by emailing [ datagram at layerone dot org ]. NOTE: There is a limited number of slots available for this contest, so register early! Teams are given priority over individuals in the event of too many contestants. If you do not pick up your box by Noon on Saturday it may be given to an overflow team/individual instead.
* Don’t underestimate the difficulty in re-applying many of the seals!
* Treat mechanical seals as lockpicking exercises.
* Simple seals are often the most difficult to beat for beginners.
* Some things are right in front of you — you just have to know how to look!
The LayerOne badge will be hackable to your heart’s content. This contest is open to all attendees and centers around cool hacks on the badge’s functionality and appearance.