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5th September 2022 at 10:38 am #69252HarryKeymaster
We try hard to avoid them, but bugs are a feature of coding, so if you spot anything then let us know, here or by email. If you think you have found a security issue or someone is posting info about the solutions online, then email us instead at [email protected] with the word Security in the subject.
Thank you!16th September 2022 at 3:23 pm #83744The_CryptanalystParticipant
The forum link on the main page does not send you here.16th September 2022 at 3:23 pm #83749HarryKeymaster
@The_Cryptanalyst: Thank you, it does now!18th September 2022 at 9:37 am #83791f6exbParticipant
On the home page, (not the login/register), the link to the forum opens a window (cipherstaging.wpengine.com) asking for an username/password, but the pair used to login doesn’t work in this window.18th September 2022 at 9:39 am #83847HarryKeymaster
@f6exb, Thank you, good catch.6th October 2022 at 3:44 pm #85508YeetcadamyParticipant
I believe that challenge 1A is broken as you are unable to submit the correct answer, and it flags the second non-whitespace character in the answer
[We had quite a bit of traffic at the start, but everything is working as expected now. Do let me know if you are still seeing a problem. Harry]1st November 2022 at 5:38 pm #86958ThompsonJParticipant
I suppose this counts as a bug, although it’s more something that was (probably) overlooked about the design…
When the certificates are generated, if you get a gold/silver certificate, the extra line/spacing used is enough to displace the sponsorship logos onto a second page.1st November 2022 at 5:39 pm #86985HarryKeymaster
Thanks for pointing out the issue with the certificates. I will get the team to take a look.4th November 2022 at 9:09 pm #87083ThompsonJParticipant
I also realise that the heraldic arms used on the certificates is rather faded this year – although there are numerous 3 × 1 pixel rectangles that are clearly less faded. Unless someone is trying to use this to hide another message…!5th December 2022 at 12:03 pm #87430BeckyParticipant
I noticed in the “Account” section of the website it now says to choose the “homeschool” option if you are home educated. But when I try to do this it keeps bringing up an actual school in Wednesbury that is called “Homeschool”!! Is there a way I can say I’m home educated? At the moment have had to leave my school entry blank 🙁
[Thanks for pointing this out. I will ask the web team to rectify it. Harry]
[Update: You should find “Home schooled” listed as an option now. Thanks again, Harry]15th December 2022 at 9:07 pm #87603Attempt 2Participant
I think some of the frequencies of letters on the BOSS frequency analysis thing might be wrong, because letters like V and Z are 10x lower than what wikipedia says they should from what I’ve seen. Wikipedia has 0.98 for V and BOSS has roughly 0.098, and the same for some other letters. We spent ages assuming V and X must be padding characters due to the low percentages shown on the BOSS tool, when it is actually reasonable they could occur without being added.
[I don’t think the BOSS Frequency counter is wrong, but if you email me screenshots then I can take a look, Harry]15th December 2022 at 11:16 pm #87610CyvannParticipant
The deadlines for 10B are incorrect; the 300 point bracket | 16/12/2022 12:00pm -> 16/12/2022 11:00pm | has the end time before the start time.
[You nearly got me there! As we all know, midday (12pm) precedes 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, … 11pm. Nice try though. Harry]17th December 2022 at 2:33 pm #87633madnessParticipant
In the historical case files, links to 2020SE are broken. There may be more broken links, but I didn’t check.
The symptom is an error establishing link to database.
[Thanks Madness. The BOSS computer has been borrowed by the Elves to compute Santa’s delivery schedule. It’s a fairly hefty travelling salesman problem so there isn’t much power left to power the archive. Harry]17th December 2022 at 2:33 pm #87641Mattyrat2027Participant
I notice the links to previous challenges (e.g. https://2021.cipherchallenge.org/) are not working, instead saying ‘Error establishing secure database connection’.
[Thanks, see the reply to Madness for the explanation. Harry]20th December 2022 at 9:34 am #87674kford-academyParticipant
On the subject of 10B deadlines (post #87610)…
…the 40-point bracket (last line) reads “05/01/2023 11:00pm –> 05/01/2023 11:00pm”; is this even possible?
[Thanks for catching the typo. Fixed now I think. Harry]
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