Also known as
  • USS
  • USS-Sparrows

Academic team University Ulm



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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

Overall rating place: 5479 with 2.390 pts in 2021

Country place: 82

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
134PlaidCTF 2021101.00002.390
PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points

Overall rating place: 1937 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: 885 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: 846 with 4.912 pts in 2012

Country place: 16

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
40PoliCTF 2012501.00004.912

Overall rating place: 513 with 3.849 pts in 2011

PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
54UCSB iCTF 201153.00000.000
PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
9UCSB iCTF 20106900.00000.000
PlaceEventCTF pointsRating points
9UCSB iCTF 20090.00000.000

Team members

Team writeups

PlaidCTF 2021xorsa [100]read writeup
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