‘Can You Crack It?’ – British intelligence agency looking for a few good spies

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“‘Can You Crack It?’

“‘Can You Crack It?’ website has been set up by British GCHQ intelligence agency. GCHQ is looking for a few good spies. The intelligence service of the government of the United Kingdom, is looking for some web-savvy cyber-sleuths-to-be, and apparently decided a post on Craigslist wouldn’t quite do it.

 

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China opens more spy schools as it steps up intelligence operation

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China opens National Intelligence College on the campus of Hunan University.

China opened its eighth National Intelligence College on the campus of Hunan University in the central city of Changsha last week. Since January, similar training schools have opened inside universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao and Harbin.

Russian Spy Ring Passed Secret Messages Using Digital Steganography

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A message is embedded in the right image using steganography.

Invisible ink, buried money and radio transmission: in many ways it seems the Russian spy ring recently apprehended by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) took its cues from old-school Soviet operatives. With one notable exception: in the case of the classic spy “dead drop” – a location used to secretly pass items between two people – these spies went digital.

 

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Robotic Hummingbird ‘Nano Air Vehicle’

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Military-backed researchers have built a tiny drone that looks and flies like a hummingbird, flapping its little robotic wings to stay in the air. So far, the mock bird, built for Pentagon mad-science division Darpa, has only stayed aloft for 20 seconds at a time. But that short flight was enough to show the potential of a whole new class of miniature spies, inspired by nature. Darpa just handed AeroVironment, makers of the winged “nano air vehicle,” another $2.1 million to build a hummingbot 2.0.

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Kryptos: Code The CIA Can’t Crack

Kryptos:  Code The CIA Can’t Crack

The sculpture named Kryptos 

The most celebrated inscription at the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, used to be the biblical phrase chiseled into marble in the main lobby: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” But in recent years, another text has been the subject of intense scrutiny inside the Company and out: 865 characters of seeming gibberish, punched out of half-inch-thick copper in a courtyard.

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