Suggestion - Add the matasano crypto challenges

I really enjoy solving coding puzzles, such as the ones on this website. I feel like you can learn a lot from doing it, and it’s a great way to fill your coffee breaks.

Anyway, the BEST and most interesting codding puzzle I’ve ever seen is this: (the matasano crypto challenges).
It’s essentially a series of tasks related to cryptography which get progressively harder. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge about crypto to do these tasks, and they’re not math-heavy. According to the website, “When you’re finished, you’ll not only have learned a good deal about how cryptosystems are built, but you’ll also understand how they’re attacked.”

I feel like the matasano challenges and the CodinGame platform would work amazingly together, in my opinion, the combination would increase the value of both sides.

This is just a thought I had and I hope it’s okay to share it!


Seems interesting but none of the puzzles seems to be working for now. I get a 404 whenever I click on one.

Hmm, are you clicking on the programming language names on the left side? Those are supposed to be links to solutions, but for many puzzles, there are no solutions uploaded - thus the 404. The puzzles themselves are opening fine on my end. The puzzles consist of the text on the right side after you click on a challenge in any set. This text should contain all the information about that specific challenge.

so you’re saying that there isn’t any validator on server side on this website? I guess that’s what julien was looking for

Yeah, there’s no validator, just the challenges. So my thinking was: if we could have the matasano challenges on the CodinGame platform with the CodinGame IDE and validation and everything, it would be a beautiful combination. :smile: