Can you crack this code...Mr.(future)Bond??!

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by redshift, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. Your new mission if you choose to accept it:

    Can you crack it?

    According to the Telegraph, GCHQ folk have created this website, if you can crack the code (which prolly says something like: the UK is going tits up ;P), you're invited to a fast track job application to become a spy at GCHQ.

    GCHQ: solve the online code, become a real-life spy - Telegraph

    Can anyone of the good folk here at AARSE be aarsed to give it a shot?

    Attached Files:

  2. I give up! Whats the answer?
  3. As a starter are the bigrams not hexadecimal equivalents of ASC II code ?

    Have to go out perhaps someone else could check .
  4. I am sure the GCHQ folk said the same, want to see if someone else can give it a shot! ;P
  5. I'm not an expert at codes, so went looking for a shortcut. If you use view source on the page you find the line
    var austDay = new Date(2011, 11, 12, 0, 1, 0);
    $('#defaultCountdown').countdown({until: austDay});
    Aha, so does that mean Australia Day? So I guessed Australia. Wrong.
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  6. But one of the strings is 80 90 90 which would surely be the same in hex or ascii
    Maybe its needing more than one translation
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    The answer is not "I'm just off to zip myself into a sports bag"
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  8. Looks like a set of 20 8 byte mac addresses which you then need to convert to binary and then into a word. My head started hurting at that point.
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  9. I've just contacted them to let them know that c1 in the third line should be c7.

    Proof readers these days... :roll:
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  10. The first line reads

    eb04afc2bfa381ec which in binary is 16934853749793587000

    Or if you keep the spaces 201815882579835350000

    Not that any of that helps of course.
  11. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Welcome to the Do-nut 007784B. I am Mr. Smith. This is Mr. Jones.
  12. I had one of those but the wheels fell off.
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  13. You're spot on.

    It reads:

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  14. Hedgehog
  15. You've sunk my battleship