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London school wins national code breaking challenge
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:52:33 -0600 (CST)
By Rosalie Marshall
22 Jan 2013
Pupils from the City of London School have been revealed as the winners of the
National Cipher Challenge, a code-breaking competition that attracted 6,268
schoolchildren to participate.
The challenge, launched in 725 schools across the country, was run by
Southampton University in partnership with the Government Communications
Headquarters (GCHQ), IBM and Trinity College.
The two-month competition required students to break codes of increasing
complexity. Although 1,600 teams signed up to the challenge, only 30 manage to
complete every task.
The City of London pupils cracked the final challenge in 44 hours 20 minutes
and won the GCHQ prize of £1,000.
Raspberry Pi computers were given to 50 members of the top 17 teams.
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