We have seen some real crazy ideas coming from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) in the past, but the Shredder Challenge appears to one of the more interesting and most likely to actually happen! The idea is to get computer scientists and puzzle enthusiasts to solve the DARPA Shredder Challenge! Details are below, good luck!
This is the brief that DARPA have produced for the Shredder Challenge;
Today’s troops often confiscate the remnants of destroyed documents in war zones, but reconstructing them is a daunting task. DARPA’s Shredder Challenge calls upon computer scientists, puzzle enthusiasts and anyone else who likes solving complex problems to compete for up to $50,000 by piecing together a series of shredded documents.
The goal is to identify and assess potential capabilities that could be used by our war fighters operating in war zones, but might also create vulnerabilities to sensitive information that is protected through our own shredding practices throughout the U.S. national security community.
Do you have the skills to reconstruct shredded documents and solve the puzzle? If the answer is yes then why register now!
Source [Shredder Challenge]