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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cocococo, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. cocococo

    cocococo Senior Member

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    There is a software company for online business looking to recruit some engineers. They are australian based, however you will have to crack the phone number to be able to get the job, you have to crack the code to get the right number.

    And its something to do with base 36. Anyone fancy some code cracking? any maths guru in the house?

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  2. Conor

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    Just using google wont help you out. Not when they ask you to show the solution, you gonna say GOOGLE?
     
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    No. I'm gonna say:

    1*36^5 + b*36^4 + p*36^3 + 4*36^2 + 9*36^1 + b*36^0
    = 36^5 + 11*36^4 + 25*36^3 + 4*36^2 + 9*36 + 11
    = 80113871
     
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    I wouldn't want to work for a company that has such a lack of imagination when coming up with a code to test for cleverness in its perspective employees.
     
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  8. cocococo

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    IMO i think its a good test to weed out the propestive employees if they suit their company. To the poster who copied from a board site, remember alot of people had to seek out the solution hence seeing it online, that dont mean your smart, and its shows clearly you copied and pasted the solution.
     
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    How did you get our number ?

    "I Googled that shit"

    Congratulations, you got the job.
     
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    The chances are high they just want to see that you actually take the time to come up with a solution... It doesn't matter how, you showed initiative by not saying "bah f**k this" and sat down to solve their question. That alone would be enough for me to give you a job interview.

    Plus it's also a great marketing ploy, as their logo, name and what they do has been blasted out into the web like mad.


    Well played...!
     
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    I think this is really a good idea, it's not at all difficult to solve but it certainly eliminates idiots who have no idea what that 36 number means and consider it a typo written in weird small font.

    (not saying all of them are idiots but some people are just meant to work for McD:))
     
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    It's too straight forward for anyone who has done high school maths. I hope that's not the only thing they look at lol..
     
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    1-888-699-8911 there you go.
     
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    I'm not smart. My weight is 96 kg :-(