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thwack Monthly Mission - October 2015

Community Manager

This month we’re counting on you, the guardians of security.  Each day we'll release a new question focusing on SolarWinds SIEM: Log & Event Manager and it's your job to get out there and take down all the nasty IT threats.

October Mission

Calling all threat hunters! Do you think you have what it takes? Grab your gear, it’s threat hunting season! Join this month’s mission to win 1 of 5 LTD Edition Xbox One!  Make it through the entire mission and you could also win a Samsung 40" 4K TV!

Mission Rules

  1. A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 5.
  2. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 1 @ 11:59pm CDT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.
  3. Questions are a mixture of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank.
    • Multiple choice - Only your first attempt counts. Double check your answers!
    • Fill-in-the-blank - If you answer correctly, the page will take you on to enter your thwack username. If you answer incorrectly, the page will simply refresh for you to try again.
  4. Correctly answer all 5 questions within a given week and be entered to win a Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition console!
    • Week 1 - Drawing on October 12
    • Week 2 - Drawing on October 19
    • Week 3 - Drawing on October 26
    • Week 4 - Drawing on November 2
  5. Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month to be entered to win our grand prize: Samsung 40" 4k TV + Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition console‌!
    • Grand Prize - Drawing on November 2
  6. 150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question.  There are 20 questions which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.
    • Points/badges will be added to profiles once the mission has closed.

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All questions open at 12AM CDT on their respective day.

Once a question has opened it will remain open until November 1st @ 11:59PM CDT.


Weekly Prizes

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1: Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition

Complete questions 1-5 by October 11 to be entered to win

Oct 5 - Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Week 2: Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition

Complete questions 6-10 by October 18 to be entered to win

Oct 12 - Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Week 3: Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition

Complete questions 11 - 15 by October 25 to be entered to win

Oct 19 - Question 11

Question 12

Question 13

Question 14

Question 15

Week 4: Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition

Complete questions 15 - 20 by November 1 to be entered to win

Oct 26 - Question 16

Question 17

Question 18

Question 19

Question 20

Correctly answer all 20 questions before November 1 @ 11:59PM CDT to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE!

SAMSUNG 40" 4K TV‌ + XBOX ONE HALO 5: GUARDIANS LIMITED EDITION

375 Comments
Level 12

Goodluck all!!!

Level 12

Hate to nitpick, DanielleH, but the comment: "Make it through the entire mission and you'll also win a Samsung 40" 4K TV!" should be revised to "Make it through the entire mission and you could win a Samsung 40" 4K TV!"  #keeplawyersaway

Community Manager
Community Manager

And YOU get a TV, and YOU get a TV... thanks for the catch smoked_angus

Level 15

I need a TV hehehehehehehe

woo hoo

Level 10

Woohoo! This could prevent me from having to buy H5 this month!

Level 10

xbox-one-christmas-opening.jpg

Level 13

Woohoo! a monthly mission I can actually do! last one i had no stories to tell

Level 10

(Oprah voice) You get a Xbox One and you get a Xbox One and you get a Xbox One and you get a Xbox One, everyone gets a XBOX ONE! 

MVP
MVP

Same, or stories that I couldn't tell.

Level 8

thisis great ¡¡¡

Your mission if you choose to do it is..........

Good luck to all!!!

Level 10

NIce! Hope users in Asia region will be included in the prize drawing soon

Level 14

Great way to raise awareness.  As a security nerd, I appreciate this challenge.

Level 14

I really like where this one is going!

Level 16

Then I expect you'll correctly answer the questions 20/20 .

Level 14

OOhhh the pressure. 

Level 15

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Level 15

I really want a T-Shirt with this "Guardians" logo on it...

Since I moved to the Info Sec world I hope I ace this mission as well.

RT

Level 14

Oh yeah!!

Community Manager
Community Manager

The more people who like curtisi‌'s t-shirt request the better your chances of seeing the shirt come to life...

Level 20

Nice graphics thwack!

Level 13

At first glance, my brain automatically switched it so I saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" for a second

Level 15

I AM ROOT!

Level 12

sudo

Community Manager
Community Manager

YOU BEAT ME TO IT! We have a button that is eerily applicable to this month's theme... let me see if I can find it.

Level 14

Let's do this

Level 15

I'm sorry, your raccoon administrator hasn't added you to the sudoers list. This violation has been logged.

Level 9

Good luck everyone! 🙂

Level 7

I've seen the Halo edition XBox One in person at the Microsoft Store where I live.  Normally I don't like special edition consoles as they tend to be ugly or don't fit well in a media center, but this one is beautiful.

I'm still on a XBox 360 probably until Holiday 2016 unless I happen to win! 

Great giveaway!

Level 13

yepp, still on my 360, although i've personally started to migrate more to computer games

Level 16

I am watching you!

Level 7

I tried that recently, as I used to be a huge PC gamer.  I built a monster rig with a GTX 970 and 16GB RAM and ended up selling it because it just didn't feel as fun as a console.  I never thought I would say those words, but I prefer my XBox to a PC. 

Level 13

I think the console is super fun when i have a ton of friends over so we can play split screen, but there are less and less split screen games even halo 5 is supposedly removing split screen multiplayer (according to my friend)

Level 9

This idea it's great!! I am starting on my way to be a security researcher so this will help me to find out my improve on the past weeks!!!

But I am facing an issue with the today question, the field appear to not work ok, when I write the answer and then click on the next button, anything happens, i tried with chrome, mozilla and internet explorer but still the same behaviour, does anyone know why is this happening?

Thank you and good luck to everyone!!!

Level 20

For some reason todays question Wednesday 10/7 keeps letting me go back to again... the others usually say you've aready completed this question?  Anyhow I definately completed it.  Maybe this is normal now... idk?  Day one and day two say "You have already completed this survey."

uuuuuu uuuuuu!  Does this mean I can get infinate points?

MVP
MVP

You didn't read the "Mission Rules".

Questions are a mixture of multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank.

  • Multiple choice - Only your first attempt counts. Double check your answers!
  • Fill-in-the-blank - If you answer correctly, the page will take you on to enter your thwack username. If you answer incorrectly, the page will simply refresh for you to try again.

For not reading the mission rules, you must be punished.   Any suggestions anyone?  Flogging?

(not to mention the spelling mistakes!!   Maybe "infinate" floggings!!)

Level 12

-150 Points

Level 13

I do enjoy watching the occasional flogging

Level 15

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk you're funny.

Level 14

For punishment I would suggest a two hour meeting with the Pointy Hair Boss.

Level 15

Here is good because we learn and enjoy yourselves.

Level 20

God knows I've got enough people I've worked for here that still all think I work for them... even though I don't lol!

Oh and they all try to schedule meetings all day long too which doesn't help.  Nothing like meetings all day and never doing any real work...

And I rarely RTFM!  Much less the instructions.  (one exception is Orion upgrades o.O)

Level 8

Minus 50 DKP!

MVP
MVP

Or maybe we should just bump this up through proper channels and inform -

          The Spanish Inquisition!!!

NOBODY_EXPECTS_THE_SPANISH_INQUISITION!.jpg

Are we sure that the answer to today's question is the best choice?

*edit* NEVERMIND. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ANSWER A QUESTION WITHOUT YOUR MORNING COFFEE.

Level 16

cnorborg‌, you guys make my job redundant at times. I cannot even get the chance to reply in here. But I'm glad you read the rules though .

Level 15

Hello DanielleH‌  please can you answer my messeger ??

Level 20

Yeah today's was a little more subtle of answer... I can see how the wrong one could be the right one... be careful peeps o.O!

Level 14

Sounds like a really good idea to me.  Just my 2 cents...