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Revision as of 10:38, 25 March 2011

What does this OWASP project offer you?
What releases are available for this project?
what is this project?
Name: OWASP Hackademic Challenges Project (home page)
  • The Hackademic Challenges is an open source project that can be used to test and improve one's knowledge of web application security.
  • The Hackademic Challenges project implements realistic scenarios with known vulnerabilities in a safe, controllable environment. Users can attempt to discover and exploit these vulnerabilities in order to learn important concepts of information security through the attacker's perspective.
  • They have been especially designed for use in a classroom environment where they have been proved a valuable educational tool. Using hackademic challenges students have the chance to experience application security in a realistic environment, something that triggers their interest and provokes a lot of interesting discussions.
  • The Hackademic Challenges are currently used in several Universities and have received very positive feedback from both professors and students.
License: TBC
who is working on this project?
Project Leader(s):
Project Contributor(s):
  • Andreas Venieris (Core Developer) @
  • Alex Papanikolaou @
  • Vasileios Vlachos @
how can you learn more?
Project Pamphlet: Not Yet Created
Project Presentation:
Mailing list: Mailing List Archives
Project Roadmap: View
Main links:
Key Contacts
current release
OWASP Hackademic Challenges(EN) v0.1.1 - February 2011 - (download)
Release description:
  • The Hackademic Challenges is an open source project that helps you test your knowledge on web application security. You can use it to actually attack web applications in a realistic but also controlable and safe environment.
Rating: Yellow button.JPG Not Reviewed - Assessment Details
last reviewed release
Not Yet Reviewed

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