I thought I would re-post this from Kevin Rose's forums. It is a good list of the different hacker war games currently being run that you can join up, with a good description of what level of skillz you need before your start.

It also reminds me that I am still on level 7 of Hackers Lab, and I know how to get to level 8 but have been to busy to go up to the next level.


War Games
By: GoldenBoy

Here is a list of War Games for those of you who don’t know what War Games are they are hacking games that are like real hacking, but you can’t get in any trouble because they are just a game. This a great hand-on experience for the newbies out there. I have given a brief description and a list of what information you need to know to play the game.

If you have any input or review a War Game that I don’t have a listed post it, thanks.

Rootwars (www.rootwars.org)

Description: This site has four different games that you can play on a team against other teams. This site is just starting so it might take some time before they get it going, but check it out.

Need to Know: Unix/Shell Scripting, C Programming, Perl Programming and TCP/IP.

Hackers Lab (www.hackerslab.org)

Description: This site give you chance to learn some Linux exploits and give you real hand on feel. You connect to game by telnet.

Need to Know: Unix/Shell Scripting, C Programming, and Perl Programming.

The Game (http://lightning.prohosting.com/~thegame/ )

Description: This game you try to hack a website, and the the password to the next level.

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Mod X (http://www.mod-x.co.uk/main.php?bad=yes)

Description: You become an “agent” and must complete these secret missions.

Need to Know: JavaScript, Decrypting, Encryption, Linux, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Pull the Plug (http://www.pulltheplug.com/)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

Arcanum (http://www.arcanum.co.nz/index.shtml)

Description: This site has 4 games Logic, General Programming, Encryption, and Unknown.

Need to Know: Logic, General Programming, Decryption, Encryption, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Slyfx (http://www.slyfx.com/)

Description: One game made up of different challenges.

Need to Know: General Knowledge, General Programming, and General Exploiting.

Digital Paradox (http://digitalparadox.org/)

Description: Down right now

Need to Know: ?

Root Hack (www.roothack.org)

Description: A wide range of task including, team and single player games with 7 games in total.

Need to Know: Everything you can get you hands on!

Try 2 Hack (http://www.try2hack.nl/)

Description: A site were you basically try to hack parts of the website to gain access to the next level.

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Uplink (http://www.introversion.co.uk/uplink/)

Description: An downloadable offline hacking game you can download a demo but full game has a price tag. This game you play as an Agent that has to sabotage companies, steel data and other things down that line. This is a Hollywood made war game none of it is real like the tool's you use in it are not real and stuff like that but it's still a fun game to play. Get the free demo

Need to Know: Basic Networking, Basic TCP/IP and Basic Hacking Knowledge.

Hack This Site (http://www.hulla-balloo.com/hack/level1/)

Description: A site were you basically try to hack parts of the website to gain access to the next level.

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Learn to Hack (http://www.learntohack.org/)

Description: You try to hack the site to gain passwords to the next level (6 levels in total).

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

X-Avier (http://x-avier.com/)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

M4TR1X (http://m4tr1x.wsn.at/)

Description: If you find the first levels hard there are more were that cane from, this one's recomended for those "leets" (10 levels in total).

Need to Know: Everything you can get you hands.

Dami's Wargame (http://www.geocities.com/dami007ng/)

Description: This one you try to hack the website and gain passwords to the next level, it's set poor but still fun (2 levels total).

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Metaphyber's Wargame (http://66.169.21.161)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

Lifofifo's Wargame (http://flowen.tekfolio.com/lifofifo/phpBB2/)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

PC the Great's Wargame (http://www.geocities.com/hacker312s/now.htm)

Description: You try to hack the site to get passwords to the next level (5 levels total).

Need to Know: JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Datafort (http://hack.datafort.net/)

Discription: This a great one of my favorite you must hack website, useing different exploits (9 levels in total).

Need to Know: General Hacking Knowledge, JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Warlab (http://www.0x36.org/)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

Blackgold's Wargame (http://www10.brinkster.com/blackgolds/mp3.html)

Description: Down right now.

Need to Know: ?

HDC 2 (http://www.hdcwargame.com/)

Description: The sequal to HDC, you still hack the site to get password to the next level, this is a good one, too.

Need to Know: General Hacking Knowledge, JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

HDC (http://www.hdcwargame.com/)

Description: You hack the site to get password to the next level, this is a good one.

Need to Know: General Hacking Knowledge, JavaScript, HTML Programming and HTTP Knowledge.

Hackathon (http://www.hackathon.tk/)

Description: Crack the BBS

Need to Know: ?

Last edited by GoldenBoy on Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:30 pm

Update: Fixed some broken links that I caused. should be good now (Nov 5/03)