Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  Who can sign up for GeekPwn? How?
A:  Anyone can sign up, as long as they’ve submitted projects, meet the required laws and ethics, and are accepted by the committee. Please find corresponding application forms here and submit. The committee will issue 2 rounds of reviews then decide if the application is accepted.
Q:  What kind of vulnerabilities will be accepted by GeekPwn?
A:  Everything from IoT, smart devices, AI to any successful security compromise have the chance of being accepted. You can learn more about our past winners and their targets through our Hall of Fame.
Q:  Who will provide the devices for the project?
A:  All the target devices (or AI products) are provided by the GeekPwn committee. The committee will purchase the target devices according to the contestants' request. The day before the contest, contestants can upgrade target devices under the supervision of the judging panel, to ensure its software/firmware meet the requirements of GeekPwn. All attacking devices are taken by the contestants themselves, including computers, software tools, hardware tools, etc.
Q:  What's the requirement for the target devices' software/firmware version?
A:  The device should be patched with official updates, and the version should be equal to or newer than the version 30 days before the contest.
Q:  Is network access provided at the contest?
A:  Yes, GeekPwn will provide a dedicated network for the project through both wired and wireless access. The dedicated network is specified for a certain project, and isn't shared with other projects or spectators. The contestant can determine whether the network is connected to the internet. Contestants can bring their own network devices as backup but they are only allowed to use them once they’ve received permission from the panel of judges.
Q:  Is there a limit on the number of submissions for a single contestant/group? Can a contestant submit multiple exploits for different products?
A:  There is no limit. You can submit as many as you like.
Q:  What if my target is not listed in GeekPwn's scope on the official website?
A:  The targets listed on the page is solely for reference/information. Any new pwning ideas are welcome.
Q:  I cannot participate this time, but I know someone who can.
A:  If the recommended application wins at GeekPwn, you will get an extra 10% of the prize as a reward.
Q:  Where can I get a ticket as an audience member?
A:  Registration is not currently available. You can follow us via Twitter(Account)/Facebook(Account) for the latest news
Q:  What's new in GeekPwn 2018?
A:  You can see the latest achievements in the cybersecurity and AI fields where extraordinary leaders in security blow your mind on the art of PWNs.