Cryptonite is a student project team of Manipal Institute of Technology. The team works in the field of ethical hacking and cybersecurity. Our areas of focus are cryptography, forensics, research, reverse engineering and web exploitation. We strive to have a deeper understanding of traditional methods and techniques in cybersecurity and their implications in today’s world.
We ended 2019 with a national rating of 40 amongst 1955 teams throughout the country. We currently hold the 31st position in the country and are amongst the top 2% teams all over the world (as of November 2020).
It involves using mathematical concepts and a set of rule-based calculations in order to maintain confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of the information being transmitted. It protects data in the presence of 3rd parties and is widely used in our day to day lives.
Mainly used in cybercrimes, it is the investigative process of collecting, recovering, analysing and reporting any valuable digital information in devices. It is used not only to identify network vulnerabilities but also to develop ways to mitigate them.
It is the task of deconstructing software to extract information from it. Reverse engineering helps to make a system robust hence ensuring that a system doesn’t have any significant security flaws or vulnerabilities and protects it from hackers and spyware.
It is a commonly used method to attack websites. It takes advantage of vulnerabilities that exist in order to gain some level of control of the site, in some cases, even the hosting server, which could result in loss or theft of information.
We coordinate the working of the different subsystems of the team. We handle the finance, sponsorship and publicity with regards to all events held by the team. Social media handles and the design and graphics that go along with it also come under our purview.