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The race is on to crack the code in the U.S. Cyber Command's logo

July 7, 2010 |  7:02 pm

CyberU.S. Cyber Command's job is to protect military networks against malicious cyber attacks and keeping the Pentagon’s secrets … well, secret.

But the military unit is willing to let loose a bit of information if you're up to cracking the code.

Embedded in the Cyber Command logo in the inner gold ring is a code: 9ec4c12949a4f31474f299058ce2b22a

If you can decipher it, has a contest with a “source” at Cyber Command that will confirm the correct answer.

"The first person to get it gets his/her choice of a Danger Room T-shirt or a ticket to the International Spy Museum,” Wired wrote.

Oh, and here’s a clue from the mysterious source: “While there [were] a few different proposals during the design phase, in the end the choice was obvious and something necessary for every military unit,” the source adds. “The mission.”

-- W.J. Hennigan