Lancaster University Ethical Hacking Group
Lancaster University Ethical Hacking Group (LUHack) is a student group for learning and practising ethical hacking techniques in a safe and legal environment.
Lancaster University Hacking Club (LUHack) was founded in 2014 by Dr William Knowles and Dr Benjamin Green and achieved the status of Defcon chapter before falling silent for a number of years. In 2017, the group was taken over and revitalised by Ric Derbyshire and James Boorman, PhD students at the University. Following a period of explosive growth in both size and popularity, LUHack is now managed by Ben Simms, Matthew Marsden, and Alex Butler alongside a team of dedicated students: Mo Ali, and Cameron Clough. LUHack sessions attract as many as 100 people at a time, ensuring a vibrant and lively community for members.
LUHack is a community dedicated to teaching and sharing hacking knowledge in an ethical, legal manner to its members, regardless of skill level. The team running LUHack provide talks and practical labs to members, teaching all manner of topics, including but not limited to reconnaissance, exploitation of infrastructure and web applications, malware analysis and development, and reverse engineering. LUHack also attracts talks from academia and industry, providing members with the opportunity to interact with security professionals.
Aside from teaching and sharing hacking knowledge, LUHack participates in a wide range of activities within the security industry. One such activity is our attendance of conferences, in which it takes members to interact with members of the security industry to help them make the connections they need to secure a job once they have graduated. Another activity is LUHack’s participation in Capture the Flag tournaments. Over the years the group has been running, LUHack participated in multiple capture the flag tournaments with good results, such as HECC (8th), PaloAlto (3rd), Deloitte (5th), BCS Cybercrime Cup (1st), and CIBER PERCEU (5th). Finally, LUHack also runs occasional social events so that members can kick back, relax, and get to know each other a bit better.
LUHack meets every Friday, 17:00-19:00 in InfoLab21. The venue time and location may change but is usually SkyLounge.
This week @bsimms__ led a session on hardware hacking with some custom made hardware hacking labs, which provided challenges on tracing uart and i2c signals and dumping firmware! https://t.co/pZ7XDq3Tqv
Last week @bsimms__ led an exciting session on radio hacking utilising our new SDR equipment! Now we are prepping for hardware hacking this week. https://t.co/d1HwCIDugA
It’s our first day back for the 22/23 academic year! Not only are we in a new venue but we’re also putting our new infrastructure to use! President @bsimms__ gave our new members an introduction to LUHack before moving straight onto reconnaissance. https://t.co/7rx1SLdyPT
RT @RicDerby: Just another reason why organisations should be hiring from @LancsUniHackers. The group consistently excels. I’m extremely proud to have been a part of it! https://t.co/dzWUoc6wl7
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