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SECRET CODE in US Cyber Command Logo
Category : General 09 Jul 2010 06:27 AM | Industry News
Correll happened to be the first person to crack the code embedded in the seal of Cybercom, the Ft. Meade, Maryland-based US military’s most secretive group that handles the protection of the country’s military networks from attacks.
The U.S. military’s new Cyber Command is headquartered at Ft. Meade, Maryland, one of the military’s most secretive and secure facilities. Its mission is largely opaque, even inside the armed forces. But the there’s another mystery surrounding the emerging unit. It’s embedded in the Cyber Command logo.
Noting that the MD5 is a 128-bit cryptographic hash that is commonly used for verifying file integrity, Correll revealed that the code in the inner gold ring of the Cybercom logo is: 9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a. Correll said that it took him only a few minutes to decipher the code, using a clue on Wired. com's Danger Room blog.
"USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and when directed, conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure US/Allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries."