The Project

Root-Me is a non-profit organization which goal is to promote the spread of knowledge related to hacking and information security.

This page is an introduction to the portal, its projects, his community but also to its philosophy. We encourage visitors to take an active part in the development of this community and its projects.

Community

This association and its members are constituting a community where all the users can contribute and participate to the development of the website. We are a very open-minded organization that encourage an active participation, and we have set up various meens to permit our users to get involved. We offer a publication system open to all permitting to post news, articles and other external resources to the website. We will try to maintain a relaxed atmosphere in order to allow everybody to learn and to participate in the best conditions. Here, the hierarchy doesn’t exist, we are all equal before science.

Philosophy

We think that everybody must have a free access to every information. Hacking must not be a privilege. In this world where Internet growth with giant strides, everybody should be able to learn and to understand computer security. We offer you a free platform to allow you to train. It is therefore natural to ask some ethical questions. We consider hacking and its technique as a tool. It can be used beneficially (White-Hat) or harmfully and destructive (Black-Hat). We want to promote it as a weapon for social fight. Hacking is justified for fighting against oppression, inequality and censorship. Even if we don’t encourage illegal IT acts, we want to promote and show you a positive alternative to the Black-Hat hacking. Join our community!

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Capture The Flag

Several virtual machines are on-line to improve your hacking skills. Your goal is to compromise entirely the machine by obtaining root privileges. Some of these machines are used as support for challenges.

Challenges

Hacking challenges are the heart of the project. Several web environment allow users to test their skills legally. Each challenge needs different knowledges and approaches.