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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:14 pm

Want to be a spy?

GCHQ are apparently looking to hire computer experts and have created a challenge. It doesn't look easy, but take a punt!

http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/
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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:52 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

As a marketing technique, it is amazingly effective for their target audience. I'm so intrigued, I know I'm going to take a crack at it before time runs out.

Thanks for this, I love puzzles. ;D
Put that in your pipe and grep it!
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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:12 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

what are we looking for? A word or sentence?
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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:28 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

One of my friend who deals with Algorithms and stuff cleared it, I am still scratching my head on it  ::)
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Post Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

I haven't looked closely, but a prelim glance at the source of the page would indicate 16 characters or less...
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:18 am

Re: Want to be a spy?

**SPOILER ALERT*** ha, Mubix tweeted the following link
http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/soyoudidit.asp
#CodeBreakingIsHard

:p
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:22 am

Re: Want to be a spy?

3xban wrote:**SPOILER ALERT*** ha, Mubix tweeted the following link
http://www.canyoucrackit.co.uk/soyoudidit.asp
#CodeBreakingIsHard

:p


lol Maybe get a job in their web security department to flush out logic flaws?
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Post Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:41 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

lol epic fail :P
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Post Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:19 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

**SPOILERS**

For those looking for the solution, there's videos here explaining it:

http://gchqchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/ ... de-dr.html
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Post Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:06 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

Wow, those are some incredible videos. Much more involved than I had initially thought.
Put that in your pipe and grep it!
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Post Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:50 am

Re: Want to be a spy?

Are you sure this is the only answer? This article suggests there may be a hidden 4th challenge!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/12/06 ... challenge/
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Post Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:58 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

all that for £31k a year....shame
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Post Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:26 am

Re: Want to be a spy?

did anyone from this site have a go and crack it ?
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Post Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Re: Want to be a spy?

Okay, so apparently there is a buffer overflow in the GCHQ canyoucrackit binary challenge. http://pastie.org/2999151 anyone else catch this? :)


Source: https://twitter.com/#!/d1n/status/145765165361676288

There's all kinds of security challenges in this! haha
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Post Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:00 am

Re: Want to be a spy?

You didn't even need to crack it, at the time, I just googled "site:canyoucrackit.co.uk"
And the soyoudidit page came up  ;D

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