Hacking Challenge One Beaten

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Jyrki Muukkonen emailed me to say that he defeated the laughably easy hacking challenge. The challenge was to decode the string:


If you look closely you will notice the numbers are from 0 to 7 indicating that this could be octal - which it is. With a little bit of conversion you get the message:

You must be a hacker.

I’ll leave out the details for those who’d still like to decifer it on their own. Look for a new hacking challenge soon.

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