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Cicadas & Security: How an Alternate Reality Game Teaches Encryption and Security Best Practices, Part 1

by Toni Noble, posted in Security Best Practices, Cicada 3301, Encryption, Alternate Reality Games, ARG

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When you think of alternate reality games (ARGs), things such as Ingress or Pokemon GO probably come to mind. While thinking about ways to use encryption or navigate the Tor network, you most likely wouldn’t think to start by browsing 4chan’s /x/ (paranormal) board. Yet on January 5, 2012 many people found themselves intrigued and began their journey to greater security knowledge, and perhaps to “enlightenment” (as a later puzzle states).

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Jan 6, 2017 10:49:30 AM

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