Security Corner

Dec 31 2011   12:54PM GMT

What a Geek puzzle!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Tags:
Ciphers
Encryption
Hacking Skills Challenge

Can you solve this? The actual contest is over, but Sophos published a challenge recently that even stumped ME! Can you believe it? Anyway, here’s a link to the original challenge: “The #dragontattoo #sophospuzzle.”

Stage One is a simple 24-character code.

Here it is:

=ImYndmbn1ieiBnLmJWdjJmZ

All you need to do is to figure out how to transform this code into a URL.

Then follow your nose to the next stage.

Believe me, it’s not easy (unless you already know how to transform the text!) Hint: The “=” gives it away if you know your Linux.

I’ll post the video solution on New Year’s Eve, 23:59 UTC.

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