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#19427 - 12/01/11 09:53 AM Break the code to get a job at GCHQ
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
UK intelligence agency GCHQ has launched a code-cracking competition to help attract new talent.

The organisation has invited potential applicants to solve a visual code posted at an unbranded standalone website.

link here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15968878

which contains a link to the "challenge". There's a count-down currently standing at 10 days.

I bet Tacit would get it in 10 minutes. smile

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#19440 - 12/01/11 07:49 PM Re: Break the code to get a job at GCHQ [Re: Bensheim]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Oh, no you don't. I *so* do not have time to get sucked into this.

The plaintext is sixteen characters long, and each character is made up of ten hexadecimal digits in the cyphertext. I figured that much out and I'm not going to keep chasing it down the rabbit hole; I have too many other things on my plate right now.

Must...not...go...back...to...site....
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#19470 - 12/03/11 12:16 PM Re: Break the code to get a job at GCHQ [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
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#19472 - 12/03/11 12:24 PM Re: Break the code to get a job at GCHQ [Re: tacit]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09

Hot damn!!!

That's step one towards getting your Blue Card...not a bad one to have in your wallet these days. grin

(It didn't seem to take you all that long to crack that code.)
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#19473 - 12/03/11 12:43 PM Re: Break the code to get a job at GCHQ [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie505
That's step one towards getting your Blue Card...not a bad one to have in your wallet these days. grin

Too bad the UK doesn't participate in the Blue Card ... shocked smirk
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#19476 - 12/03/11 12:54 PM Re: Break the code to get a job at GCHQ [Re: alternaut]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: alternaut
Originally Posted By: artie505
That's step one towards getting your Blue Card...not a bad one to have in your wallet these days. grin

Too bad the UK doesn't participate in the Blue Card ... shocked smirk

Oops... I should have read the entire first sentence. blush

The point has nonetheless been made.
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