CyberHoos aims to increase awareness about current cybersecurity threats and how to protect ourselves and our community from them. We look at different aspects of how attacks work, why they work, and how they affect peoples' lives.


Team members work on a wide range of topics, such as ethical hacking, car hacking, and wireless attacks. We study the problems associated with each topic, simulate them, identify possible solutions, and then communicate our findings to one another. One of our main goals is to communicate our results to both technical and non-technical audiences outside of the team.

We also participate in several cybersecurity workshops, competitions, and conferences.

Prerequisite: Enthusiasm is a must. Ability to self-study. Ability to work hard and smart. Also, a 3 hours/week dedication.

Spring 2019 Outcomes

[PDF] Monique Mezher and Ahmed Ibrahim. 2019. Introducing Practical SHA-1 Collisions to the Classroom. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 879-884. DOI:

Spring 2018 Outcomes

[PDF] Active Directory Attacks by Vernon Andrade

[PDF] Cross-site Scripting (XSS) by Mike Choi

[PDF] Wireless Security by Lois Lo

[PDF] Password Cracking by Evan Typanski

[PDF] SQL Injection by Simmy Bhatia

NCL Spring 2019

Register for the National Cyber League and then:

- Login to your account

- Click on your username at the top right corner

- Click on "User Settings"

- Click on the "Organization" tab

- Click on "Join Group"

- Enter "0LUC-L36E-V90B" in the textbox

- Click "Join"


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Department of Computer Science

Rice Hall 207

85 Engineer's Way

PO Box 400740

Charlottesville, VA 22904

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