>GCHQ attracts wannabe spies with viral cryptography


The GCHQ — Britain’s secretive agency of intelligence experts wants to find new spies. To make sure it has a candidate who’s up to scratch, the agency is inviting hobbyist cryptanalysts to try and break a code online.
A website called “can you crack it” is being spread via a viral campaign around social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The site shows a seemingly-senseless jumble of 160 pairs of numbers and letters, and a box to enter some kind of answer.
By: Mark Brown, Edited by: Duncan Geere

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