Also known as
  • USS
  • USS-Sparrows

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The Ulm Security Sparrows are a team of security-enthusiastic computer science students from Ulm University in southern Germany. USS participates regularly in the iCTF and other security competitions.

Participated in CTF events

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points

Overall rating place: 1939 with 7.454 pts in 2017

Country place: 29

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
430RHme3 - Qualifiers1.00007.240
274UCSB iCTF 20177010.22270.214

Overall rating place: 1668 with 5.268 pts in 2016

Country place: 35

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
85TUM CTF 2016306.00001.697
118TU CTF 2016640.00002.793
391Boston Key Party CTF 20161.00000.778

Overall rating place: 884 with 8.902 pts in 2015

Country place: 27

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
14FAUST CTF 201512813.00003.920
30UCSB iCTF 20151.06001.656
36UCSB iCTF 20144.77053.327

Overall rating place: 288 with 43.405 pts in 2013

Country place: 18

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
79UCSB iCTF 20133819.000040.555
49UCSB iCTF 20120.13002.850

Overall rating place: 848 with 4.912 pts in 2012

Country place: 15

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
40PoliCTF 2012501.00004.912

Overall rating place: 513 with 3.849 pts in 2011

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
54UCSB iCTF 201153.00003.849
PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
9UCSB iCTF 20106900.00000.000
PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
9UCSB iCTF 20090.00000.000

Team members

Team writeups

TUM CTF 2016haggis [100]read writeup
TUM CTF 2016free_as_in_bavarian_beer [50]read writeup
TUM CTF 2016thejoyofpainting [50]read writeup
TU CTF 2016The Nack [100]read writeup
TU CTF 2016LuckyCharms [150]read writeup
TU CTF 2016DuckPrint [100]read writeup
TU CTF 2016Student Grades [50]read writeup
TU CTF 2016The Neverending Crypto [500]read writeup
TU CTF 2016Start Your Descent [50]read writeup
TU CTF 2016EspeciallyGoodJmps [75]read writeup
TU CTF 2016WoO2 [50]read writeup
TU CTF 2016bby's first elf [25]read writeup
UCSB iCTF 2015Cpt Security Sparrow's App Shop and the InsecurID read writeup