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Have you got a knack for cracking codes? Then put your skills to the test with our Morse code challenges!

Learn more about Morse code and have a go at solving some Morse code messages.

Throughout history, codes have been a popular way to send messages and hide data from prying eyes.

Learning the creative ways we used to protect and transfer data can help budding cyber security professionals understand and bring context to the more complex methods used today.

In addition, it’s also super interesting and fun!

Can you use our Morse code table to decode our secret message?

A morse code alphabet

A secret message in Morse code

We’ve been sneaky and not given you the option to copy and paste, but feel free to use a Morse code translator! Share your answers on the CyberStart community or tag us on our socials with the hashtag #csmorsecode.

How does Morse code work?

Morse code was invented by the American inventor Samuel Morse in the 1830s and was most commonly known for being used to pass encrypted messages over long distances in WW2.

The method is simple. Every character in the English language is substituted by a series of .. (dots) and — (dashes) or sometimes a single . (dot) or - (dash).

Every line of text is converted into a series of dots and dashes. To read the encoded message, it must be converted back to the original characters to read the message.

Want to solve more Morse code messages?

CyberStart’s “Dot Dot Dash” challenge lets you try decoding Morse code messages. It’s up to you to intercept the Chiquitoos gangs’ Morse code communications and find out what secrets they’re trying to keep hidden.

Check out L07 C01 in HQ base to give it a go!

Note: This challenge is available when you upgrade from a free CyberStart account.

A Morse code machine within a CyberStart challenge

Eager to crack more codes and sniff out secret messages? Register for your free CyberStart account to try some fun cyber security challenges in Intern base.

All of these programmes are entirely free, and feature CyberStart!

CyberStart America

What is it?

A fun programme developed to help you discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cyber security.

Who's it for?

13-18 year old high school students in the US only.

Awesome! How can I find out more?
www.cyberstartamerica.org

Cyber FastTrack

What is it?

The fastest and most cost-effective route to a career in cyber security via free training and exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Who's it for?

College students in the US only.

Great! How can I find out more?
www.cyber-fasttrack.org

CyberStart Canada

What is it?

A free programme teaching cyber security to high school students in Canada through CyberStart’s immersive learning platform.

Who's it for?

Students over the age of 13 in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia who self-identify as girls or non-binary.

Nice! How can I find out more?
www.cyberstartcanada.com