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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:19 AM
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GCHQ aims to recruit computer hackers with code-cracking website
Source: Guardian

Government intelligence service targets 'self-taught' hackers with cryptic website that features no obvious branding.

The government intelligence service, GCHQ, is aiming to attract the next generation of web-savvy spies by running an ad campaign that challenges computer hackers to crack a code to get an interview.

GCHQ, which reports to the foreign secretary and works with MI5 and MI6, has set up a website that is home to a tricky visual code.

The agency is drumming up interest in the code by seeding a message into social media, such as blogs and forums, that cyber specialists with a "keen interest in code breaking and ethical hacking" might frequent.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/dec/01/gchq-comput...



They're already using Facebook for this. Wanna job in the UK ?
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:26 AM
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1. You can't do "ethical hacking" and work for the government at the same time...
unless you have the "ethics" of Gordon Gekko.
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legin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:18 AM
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2. As a thought
why don't we all crack it. A sort of upgraded DUing of a poll.
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