The competition will take place at the DEF CON 22 conference and glories in the name "SOHOpelessly Broken". The event is the brainchild of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the router hackers at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE).
The challenge is named for the appalling history of router security which continued to expose everyone on the internet users to dangerously simple flaws. For example, Cisco this week disclosed a series of dangerous holes in its home networking gear that allowed hackers to remotely hijack its kit.
...For one of the two-track competition, hackers must concoct zero day vulnerabilities against a list of nine popular routers running specific firmware. The EFF's forthcoming Open Wireless Router tools would also be up for testing.