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Black Badge Hall of Fame

The DEF CON Black Badge is a powerful talisman, awarded only to those who have emerged unbeaten from the crucible of elite DEF CON competition. Which competitions? The answer varies from year to year. This is in the nature of the talisman.  Those chosen by the Badge enter DEF CON free of charge for the duration of their natural life.

+   DEF CON 25 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC25
  • The Badge

    designed by Darington

Capture the Flag

Winners: Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP)

Capture the Packet

Winners: SecDSM

Carhacking Village CTF

Winners: Robamierdas

Crash and Compile

Winners: Gird Your Loins

Crypto and Privacy Challenge

Winners: ROT ROT

Darknet Project

Winner: Gate herder

Hack Fortress

Winners: Not Ready for This

SOHOpelessly Broken

Winner: Wolf Emoji

Scavenger Hunt

Winners: Temple OS Fan Club

Telephreak

Winners: Psychoholics

Wargames

Winner: pTFS

Wireless CTF

Winners: What does the fox say?

+   DEF CON 24 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC24
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

Badge Challenge

Winners: Council of Nine

Capture the Flag

Winners: Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP)

zwad3, ned, strikeskids, tjbecker, ngoetz, flourescence, erye, nneonneo

SoHopelessly Broken (IoTCTF)

Winner: CYDY

Capture the Packet

Winner: Mon

The DEF CON Darknet Project

Winner: ohaithear

Wireless CTF

dEM

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Chris S.

Car Hacking CTF

Winner: compukidmike

CGC

Winner: apr

+   DEF CON 23 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC23
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

Badge Challenge

Winners: Council of Nine

Capture the Flag

Winners: DEFKOR

lokihardt, hellsonic, blue9057, ​Jakkdu, setuid0, jinmo123x, pyutic, hwlee

Crash and Compile

Winners: Volatile Consts

Hack Fortress

Winners: Team !rdy4this

Members: aktive, axl, Forrest, Foxx, jayserp, jgor, llamaman, Mandatory, Toy

OpenCTF

Winners: 0x8F

Scavenger Hunt

A Glen Greenwald Santorum

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Jen F.

Warl0ck gam3z

Winners: ggulfunny

+   DEF CON 22 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC22
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

  • ppp
  • badge hacking writeup

Badge Contest

Winner: MLF

Members: CK, Decrement, Elegin, Beeker, Jabroni, Llamaprincess

Black Bag Contest

Winner: Sec

  • ppp
  • ctf writeup

Capture the Flag

Winner: Plaid Parliament of Pwning

Members: awreece, zoaedk, cai, MSerrano, Ricky, Clockish, TylerN17

Capture the Packet

Winner: Umi

DEF CON Darknet Project

Winner: silk:

  • lockpick award pic

Lockpicking

Winner: Skynet, Big Ezy

  • Badge for DC22

1o57 Badge Hacking

Winner: Beeker:

Open CTF

Winner: Team Neg9

Team MVP: AnthraX101

  • dc22 sectf badge ceremony

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: sn0ww, amidda

+   DEF CON 21 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC21
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

  • badge hacking writeup
  • Crypto DC21

Badge Challenge

Winner: Team MLF

Members: CK, Decrement, Elegin, Beeker

  • Crypto DC21

Badge Crypto Challenge

Winners: Decrement, Jabroni

  • Crypto DC21

Badge Hacking

Winner: Llama Princess

  • DC 21 CTF

Capture the Flag

Winners: Plaid Parliament of Pwning

Members: awreece, zoaedk, Cai, MSerrano, Ricky, clockish, TylerN17

Capture the Packet

Winners: CCSF_HACKERS

Members: Silas, Sam Bowne

  • DC 21 hacker jeopardy

Hacker Jeopardy

Winners: phreck, DocWho

Hacker Pyramid

Winners: Zoz, Lintile

  • DC 21 noid

Services Rendered as Goons

Winners: Noid, Lunaslide, Londo, Roamer, Zac

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Lilly

+   DEF CON 20 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC22
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

Black Bag

Winner: Ray

  • badge hacking writeup
  • Crypto DC21

Badge Challenge

Winner: MLF

Members: CK, Decrement, Elegin, Snowchyld, One True Greg, Jabroni, DD

Badge Hacking

Winner: Mailglare

Bro CTF

Winners: Team Virgins

Script Happens

  • ctf writeup
  • Crypto DC21

Capture the Flag

Winners: Samurai

Members: Strawberries, H3X, Bool

Capture the Packet

Winners: Team Strawberries

Crash and Compile

Winners: Team Nullstring

Mystery Challenge

Winners: Psychoholics

Members: Pukingmonkey, Greenwalker, Vexyl, Punkab

  • ctf writeup

Scavenger Hunt

Winners: Re-engineering Sex Toys

Members: Aakin, Krissy, Greenwalker

Services Rendered (Contributor)

Winner: Winn Schwartau

Services Rendered: (CTF Organizing)

Winners: DDTEK

Members: Chris Eagle

Services Rendered (Goon)

Winner: Lockheed, Heather

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Shane

Tamper Evident

Winners: Motherfucking Professionals

+   DEF CON 19 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC20
  • The Badge

    designed by 1o57

  • ctf writeup

Capture the Flag

Winner: European Nopsled Team

Gringo Warrior

Winner: Dr. Tran

  • ctf writeup

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Amoeba Wonderwall

+   DEF CON 18 Black Badges

Badge Hacking Contest

Winner: IPSIN

  • ctf writeup

Capture the Flag

Winner: ACME Pharm

Members: Phaktor, Risenrigel, Anonpoet, egypt

Gringo Warrior

Winner: Nuclear Steve

Hacker Jeopardy

Winners: Daniel Pops

Mystery Challenge

Winner: Krux

  • ctf writeup

Social Engineering CTF

Winner: Phat32

+   DEF CON 17 Black Badges

Badge Hacking Contest

Winner: Zoz

Capture the Flag

Winner: Team VedaGods

Gringo Warrior

Winner: Nuclear Steve

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Team Nicehat

Members: Daniel Pops, JP Terror

HFC

Winner: HDM

  • ctf writeup

Mystery Challenge

Winners: Grifter

Open CTF

Winners: Team Quail

+   DEF CON 16 Black Badges
  • ctf writeup

Capture the Flag

Winners: sk3wl0fr00t

Members: Pablo, Ngree H0bit

DEF CON Bots

Winner: Team Yozhik

Members: Mikhail, Konstatin

    Hacker Jeopardy

    Winners: NYMPHS

    Members: Bobcat, Foofus, Billy Goto

Mystery Challenge

Winners (Tie): Grifter, Bunni

Open CTF

Winner: Team V&

+   DEF CON 15 Black Badges

Capture the Flag

Winner: l@stplace

Members: Wrffr, Mezzendo, DocBrown, psifertex

DEF CON Robot Contest

Winner: Team Octopi

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Kumquat

Members: Charley, Grue, Hackajar

Mystery Challenge

Winner: Grifter

+   DEF CON 14 Black Badges

Capture the Flag

Winner: l@stplace

Members: Wrffr, Atlas, psifertex, DocBrown, Mezzendo

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: NYMPHS

ss

Members: Billy Goto, Bobcat, Foofus, JMK

Lock Picking (Speed)

Winner: Omicron

DEF CON Robot Contest

Winner: Team Octopi

Scavenger Hunt

Winners: Vegas 2.0

Members: Siviak, PacketBaron, Holly, hackajar

+   DEF CON 13 Black Badges

Cannonball Run

Winner: Gizm0

Capture the Flag

Winner: Shellphish

Members: parity, Atlas

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Jennifer Bennett, JMK

Program Cover Photo

Winner: John D

Robot Warz

Winners: Team Florida

Scavenger Hunt

Winners: Timmy Needs a Liver

Members: Siviak, TwinVega

WarDrive

Winner: Preset Kill Limit

+   DEF CON 12 Black Badges

Artwork (Red Bull Can)

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Cannonball Run

Winner: Matt

Capture the Flag

Winner: Sk3wl 0f r00t, led by Chris Eagle

Coffee Wars

Winner: Hook

Lock Picking (Obstacle Contest)

Winner: Qmark

Lock Picking (Speed Contest)

Winners: Lemon Jello

Robot Wars

Winners: Team Irvine

Scavenger Hunt

Winners: Poor Social Engineers

HighWiz, Londo, Xstasy, Siviak

TCP/IP Embedded Device

Winners: 1o57

The Leetest Link

Winner: Vicky

T-shirt Contest

Winner: JesseK

WiFi Contest: Fox and Hound

Winners: Renderman and Deviant Ollam

WiFi Contest: Fox and Hound

Winners: Renderman and Deviant Ollam

WiFi Shootout

Winner: P.O.D.

+   DEF CON 11 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC20
  • The Badge

Capture the Flag

Winner: Team Anomaly

Members: Acidtrux, emertex, brite, erik

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Condor, Blueboar

Robot Warz

Winner: Kallahar

Scavenger Hunt

Team: Elitist Cunts

Members: Siviak, Octalpus, nous, Pinguino

War Driving

Winners: Arkasha, Bobzilla, Mentat

WiFi Shootout

Winner: Slink

WiFi Showdown

Winner: Pukingmonkey

+   DEF CON 10 Black Badges
  • Badge for DC20
  • The Badge

Cannonball Run

Winner: Evel Matt

Capture the Flag

Winner: Digirev

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Detroit Crew

Members: Izaak, JMK

Scavenger Hunt

Winner: Team Exodus

Members: Siviak, Almus, Seric, Viru5, Octalpus

Slogan Contest

Winner: Neal Krawetz

Slogan: ‘Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with the software.’

War Drive

Winner: Wireless Con

Members: Dataworm

+   DEF CON 9 Black Badges

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Izaac

+   DEF CON 8 Black Badges

Hacker Jeopardy

Winner: Izaac



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