Can You Crack It?

Locked door with rusty padlockThis is a sponsored post. Click here to find out what that means.

Time does strange things to your memory, doesn’t it? I mean, I look back on my time at university, studying Computing Science, as some of the happiest of my life. When I think harder, though, I remember how difficult it was to complete my assignments on time, and the all-nighters I pulled on multiple occasions to make sure everything was done. But, still, I remember it as being happy.

But you didn’t come here to listen to me reminisce, did you? What’s got me thinking about university is that, at the time, I was very interested in cryptography – the art and science of securing information and communication. I used to spend hours in the library looking through books on the subject, before eventually deciding that I just didn’t understand it!

Which means I would be terrible at this cyber code challenge – a website that has sprung up inviting you to “crack the code”.

It’s one of these sites that draws you in with a sense of mystery: Who is behind it? What happens when you crack the code? Are we talking some Stargate Universe-style opportunity to join a mission to another planet? OK, the answer is almost certainly “no” but the point is you don’t get to know what the story is until and unless you crack the code.

I guess the question is, can you crack it? I would love to say I can… but given my previous inability to master the dark art of cryptography, either for encoding or decoding, I think it’s beyond my reach. Reckon you can do any better?

Sponsored Post – I will receive financial payment for posting this article. Please be aware that I will never accept offers of paid posts where I am required only to give a positive opinion – objectivity is important to me and you can be sure that what I write, even in paid posts, is what I really think.

Join us on Facebook

Facebook icon

Declare your geekdom for the world to see... well, the part of the world that's on Facebook anyway.

Visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest Geek-Speak posts right in your Facebook stream, as well as hearing about discounts and offers before they're posted on the site.

What are you waiting for? Head on over and "like" us.

Facebook icon used under CC license

Comment are closed: Sorry, comments are closed on this article. We automatically close comments on older articles to try and cut down on the amount of spam comments being submitted to the site.

If you want to tell us what you think about this article, why not visit our Facebook Page or Subreddit and leave a comment there instead?