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Want to try to hack a government system and get a prize if successful?
The Matriculation Examination Board of Finland, a part of the Department of Education / Finnish National Board of Education is the organization responsible for the National Matriculation Examination in Finland. The examination is roughly equivalent of the A-levels in UK or high school graduation examination in the US.
Starting from 2016 the examination will be done on workstation PCs which have a specially built operating system controlling that students will not and cannot connect and use any additional devices or services or make connections to any outside services.
The Matriculation Examination Board has now launched an open contest named as Hackabi. Its aim is to find any vulnerabilities in the system which could help students to cheat. Quote from the competition rules:
Contestants are given the task of searching for vulnerabilities within the exam operating system, which can be used to effect one or more of the following:
Winners are announced on 3rd October 2013 on the website of The Matriculation Examination Board.
Interested? Check the official contest website (in English): hackabi:kilpailu_en [Digabi]
Rules: hackabi:saannot_en [Digabi]
P.S.: Sorry about the overkill title of this thread
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