The Wireless Village will be holding the Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) contest (including the popular SDR Drinking Game) during ShmooCon.

We cater to those who are new to radio communications as well as to those who have been playing for a long time. We are looking for the inexperienced player on up to the SIGINT squirrels to play this year. The WCTF can be completely done with a little knowledge, a pen tester’s determination, $40 worth of equipment, or $4000 worth of equipment, but the key is to read the clues and determine the goal of each step.

Each WCTF begins with a presentation on How to WCTF. There will be clues everywhere, and we will provide periodic updates so make sure you pay attention to what’s happening at the WCTF desk, on twitter @wctf_us, the interwebz, etc. If you have a question – ASK, and we will determine if we will answer.

To score you will need to submit flags which will range from transmissions in the spectrum, pass-phrases used to gain access to wireless access points, to files located on servers. Once you capture the flag, submit it right away because some will be timed challenges and others will be negative points. Offense and defense are fully in play by the participants, the WCTF organizers, and the Con itself. The Resources Page on our website guides participants in selecting which equipment to bring.

To play our game at ShmooCon join SSID: WCTF_00 with password: Gone_Rogue

Helpful files can be found on the webserver at

Keep an eye on @wctf_us, and @WIFI_Village for CTF announcements, pre-con clues, and random shit that we find to be cool.


The Wireless Village is a group of experts in the areas of information security, WiFi, and radio communications with the common purpose to teach the exploration of these technologies. We focus on teaching classes on WiFi and Software Defined Radio, presenting guest speakers and panels, and providing the very best in Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) practice to promote learning.

Check out our website for tools, what you need, and what to do.  Enjoy your journey. Find out more information at 

TL;DR -twitter @wctf_us -website – play with us