Sophos at AusCERT 2010 – #DecoDeme T-shirt puzzle text

Filed Under: Cryptography, Malware, Privacy, Spam

AusCERT 2010 is starting in one hour.

To help you enter the competition, and so you can spend this evening at the cocktail party, not typing in encoded text off the T-shirt, here it is in computer-friendly form:

%~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~%
|H4sIAAAAAAACA3P3dLOwTOxh|
|YGF4zsBg7tHJMApGwYgE////|
|V/zJwsjF8I9BB8QH5QkGjhYG|
|xj/MD'              gULH|
|JrY'                BbVi|
|Tlx|   Y4NgmoOxWoxH4yL5d|
|VDR|   oTseHh8f6WK359lQU|
|qJy\              \YJOGt|
|xhN5I\              \dlr|
|qoJvnIznRDXvHjPWZ   |SY7|
|Lz31nKtYPklkV0F6w   |AKr|
|1E17                ,Vk5|
|afng              ,hp63R|
|VsvNzy8u9qpU670lon11hvnS|
|KNWuSS+vrvNf3HV05beU0NXB|
|p71kJQQYrAFt8kQCpwMAAA==|
%~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~%
  D  E  C  O  D  E  M  E

You still need to come to the Sophos stand and to pick up your T-shirt, as you have to be wearing the shirt (amongst other things) in order to be eligible for the prize.

Good luck, and keep your eyes on #decodeme on Twitter. Or stop me around and about the AusCERT venue.

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog