GCHQ Hacking Contest
GCHQ is holding a hacking contest to drum up new recruits.
EDITED TO ADD (12/6): The contest has been cracked, but only because the administrators didn't hide the solution page from search-engine spiders.
Posted on December 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Re the poor salaries. Like most government depts with structured pay scales, the majority of the skilled staff are on contract - at much higher rates.
This always happens, to save money the govt announces a hiring freeze or a pay freeze or promotion limits. Projects grind to a halt as recruitment dries up or good people leave. Special case is made to hire them back as contractors at 2x what they were being paid. And everybody looks like they have saved money.
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