Posted by: Ken Harthun
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.