Season 1

#CyberChats Podcast 006: "Hacking the System: How One Teen is Making a Difference in Cyber Security"

Episode 006 Details

We’ve saved the best for last! In our final episode of the season, we’re bringing you an extra-special guest BiaSciLab - a high schooler who’s taking the world by storm. This tech-savvy teen has developed a secure voting system and started a non-profit with a mission to give more girls access to cybersecurity as a career.

Join us for a fun and informative chat as we talk about all things cyber - from the thrill of attending DefCon, to the importance of securing democracy. Discover that not all hackers are bad and get some tips on how to keep your own information safe and secure.

EPISODE CHALLENGE:  The Episode 006 Challenge has closed. You can view the Challenge below and or on the Challenge page which also has info and links to all Season 1 Challenges. You can view the Challenge Solution Video on YouTube. And remember to check the Leaderboard to see your progress.

*The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed are the speaker’s own and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the National Cryptologic Foundation. The material and information presented here is for general information purposes only.

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Episode 006 Challenge

Challenge 006 Directions:

This final Challenge of the season is a four part challenge created by our episode guest, BiaSciLab of Girls Who Hack! Each puzzle depends on the previous puzzle’s answer, so make sure you solve them in order and keep the decoded message handy! Completion of this challenge can be done with just pencil and paper. Good luck! Download the PDF below to get started!

Be one of the first 3 people to find and navigate to the hidden URL in the last puzzle, and you can win a free Girls Who Hack t-shirt!

To get on the #CyberChats leaderboard, submit the answer to ANY of the 4 puzzles. You must submit at minimum the last sentence of the last puzzle you were able to solve. (To be clear, you only need to submit one sentence!)

TIP: If you are copying and pasting into a computer based decoder, keep in mind that you may be copying some hidden formatting… Try pasting into a text-based application, like Notepad, to ‘sanitize’ your text beforehand!

See below for a link to the Challenge Solution video.

Having trouble figuring out the solution? If the hints we shared via social media were not quite enough - you can now view the Challenge Solution Video on YouTube. AVisit the Challenge page to see more of Season 1 challenges. And remember to check the Leaderboard page to see your progress!

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