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Cicadas & Security, Part 2: When a Verified PGP Key Takes You on a Trip to the Desert

by Toni Noble , posted in Cicada 3301, Encryption, Alternate Reality Games, ARG, PGP, PGP Tutorial

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Since our first installment in this series, there has been little excitement around the Cicada 3301 community, as a verified clue has yet to surface online or, as far as we know, in real life. A user going by the handle CicadaDave came forward on Reddit claiming to be part of a four-person team behind Cicada. His original post has since been deleted, but a lone comment remains on the account stating “I am Michael Cicada, aka Cicada Dave. We created Cicada 3301 as a joke between 4 bored MIT students. I am on Facebook if you have questions.”

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Apr 19, 2017 11:45:13 AM

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