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General Chat Thread, GCHQ: Can you find it? in General; Originally Posted by Garacesh I thought it was a recruitment drive at first It is. Sort of. Same as the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    I thought it was a recruitment drive at first
    It is. Sort of.

    Same as the last one.


    TBH, this seems like BS. They're trying to find people with certain skills, but they test them in ways that done seem like something they'd be likely to encounter working for GCHQ.

    How often do you think GCHQ spooks get told to find something on the internet, with NO starting point. That's what this looks like, "we hid some codes on the interweb... find them."

    A million billion webpages and they expect people to just know where to look. They don't want code crackers, they want psychics.
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    Do you guys have the 3rd answer? if yes then can you please tell me

    Thanks!

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    worth entering just for the prize draw, answer #3 ENIGMA2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortex999 View Post
    worth entering just for the prize draw, answer #3 ENIGMA2013
    Cheers. I was waiting for answer #3.

    I'd laugh if every person who gets a prize is someone who found the answers on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Cheers. I was waiting for answer #3.

    I'd laugh if every person who gets a prize is someone who found the answers on the internet.
    It's the much more likely scenario. All it takes is ~20 people to post to public/pseudo-public forums and we'll see easily 10 times that many enter with no effort at all.

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    Well, if history's anything to go by, they'd already know what your browser history looks like.

    I'm tempted to put the answers in for the prize, but I wouldn't want my doors and windows going in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by happymeal View Post
    I'm tempted to put the answers in for the prize, but I wouldn't want my doors and windows going in...
    I went in for it, I'm probably on a list now.

    Oh well, GCHQ can watch Dragonball all night with me if they want.

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    Given that I look at all of these and go 'Uh, wtf?!'.. I'd be interested if someone would explain how they worked these out? Even if only in layman's terms - I wouldn't expect a full cryptoanalysis report :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Given that I look at all of these and go 'Uh, wtf?!'.. I'd be interested if someone would explain how they worked these out? Even if only in layman's terms - I wouldn't expect a full cryptoanalysis report :P
    On an article about this someone said something about transposing letters, 11 and 13 and Q is a nul character... and that makes it "turing"

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    So GCHQ ask people to work out the answer to some secret information just for someone to find it and leak it all over the Internet? Sounds like a genuine recruitment drive to me!

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    Its "Can you find it?"

    I have used the Internet to find the answers

    Code breaking skills 0:1 Google search engine skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Code breaking skills 0:1 Google search engine skills
    90% of IT is synonymous with 'Google'. Your method checks out.

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    Firstly does anybody have a link to Stage 4?

    In Stage 2 your given an RSA Private Key, which I believe you have to use to decrypt the message in Stage 3. But you need a public Key to do this and I don't know how to get it. Anybody know anything about the RSA algorithm lol?

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    Haha i guess I was too late and Google Search beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    It's the much more likely scenario. All it takes is ~20 people to post to public/pseudo-public forums and we'll see easily 10 times that many enter with no effort at all.
    Can we move this to a members only forum to increase Edugeek members chances of winning/having the front door kicked in at 4 in the morning



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