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    Can you Crack It?

    From the BBC Website this morning:

    UK intelligence agency GCHQ has launched a code-cracking competition to help attract new talent.
    BBC News - GCHQ challenges codebreakers via social networks

    Any budding Hackers on here fancy the challenge?

    Can you crack it?

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    I've been looking at it for about 45 minutes. Still no idea what I'm doing

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    Me neither, looked at the source for the site, nothing!! Ah well. Guess hacking and cracking aren't for me then!

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    nor me. Can't work it out..

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    I think it's '42'

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    Looks like Hexidecimal

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    Tried converting the hex to ascii and string and it proves futile (I think). Errrm... not sure what else to try now. Maybe if you stare hard enough the answer will appear, like a magic eye photo?

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    The whole hex code (with spaces taken out) translates into "Infinity" but thats not the code word! grrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    The whole hex code (with spaces taken out) translates into "Infinity" but thats not the code word! grrrr
    How did you translate it into 'Infinity' ?

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    I'll have to dig out my copy of Simon Singh's "The Code Book" for inspiration.

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    Looks like hex to me as well.

    any body care to post it on here as a text string?

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    eb 04 af c2 bf a3 81 ec 00 01 00 00 31 c9 88 0c
    0c fe c1 75 f9 31 c0 ba ef be ad de 02 04 0c 00
    d0 c1 ca 08 8a 1c 0c 8a 3c 04 88 1c 04 88 3c 0c
    fe c1 75 e8 e9 5c 00 00 00 89 e3 81 c3 04 00 00
    00 5c 58 3d 41 41 41 41 75 43 58 3d 42 42 42 42
    75 3b 5a 89 d1 89 e6 89 df 29 cf f3 a4 89 de 89
    d1 89 df 29 cf 31 c0 31 db 31 d2 fe c0 02 1c 06
    8a 14 06 8a 34 1e 88 34 06 88 14 1e 00 f2 30 f6
    8a 1c 16 8a 17 30 da 88 17 47 49 75 de 31 db 89
    d8 fe c0 cd 80 90 90 e8 9d ff ff ff 41 41 41 41

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandgeekmafia78 View Post
    How did you translate it into 'Infinity' ?
    Hex works in base 16...split the letters into 16 segments, then convert it!

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    Done. The password is 1234.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sippo View Post
    Done. The password is 1234.

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