Help FBI crack the code

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    • #6244
      yatz
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    • #39031
      jsm725
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      A new RUaNinja Challenge?  😉

    • #39032
      yatz
      Participant

      Yeah, except for this one you don’t even get a book!

      😛

      Still, it would be fun to put 10 minutes into it.

    • #39033
      WCNA
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      If the FBI can’t crack it (at least that’s their story) then it’s likely a one time pad….uncrackable.

    • #39034
      rattis
      Participant

      Bruce Schneier’s blog seems to have a good thread going on this topic too.

    • #39035
      hayabusa
      Participant

      My thought…  I doubt it’s a 1-time.  Unless this guy was some ‘secret agent’, they say he did this all the time.  That being said, it should be something he could at least ‘fairly’ easily reverse, for himself.  It may be complicated (more than a simple substitution) but I can’t believe it would be TOO complicated…

    • #39036
      yatz
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      My thought…  I doubt it’s a 1-time.  Unless this guy was some ‘secret agent’, they say he did this all the time.  That being said, it should be something he could at least ‘fairly’ easily reverse, for himself.  It may be complicated (more than a simple substitution) but I can’t believe it would be TOO complicated…

      This is what I was thinking too, but…

      @WCNA wrote:

      If the FBI can’t crack it (at least that’s their story) then it’s likely a one time pad….uncrackable.

      Then again, this kind of thing has been done before.  Experts spend years on a problem and then some 15-year old solves it out of nowhere.  Didn’t this happen with figuring out mayan mathematics?  There are other examples of this too.

      Looks like this is getting a lot of press.

    • #39037
      hayabusa
      Participant

      I haven’t really followed any of the outside links on this, with exception of reading the FBI’s page, itself.  Is it just me, or does it seem like at least ALMOST every ‘apparent’ word or phrase ends in an E?  Coincidence…  I doubt it.

    • #39038
      rattis
      Participant

      @hayabusa wrote:

      I haven’t really followed any of the outside links on this, with exception of reading the FBI’s page, itself.  Is it just me, or does it seem like at least ALMOST every ‘apparent’ word or phrase ends in an E?  Coincidence…  I doubt it.

      Some of the external links noticed that too. Don’t remember which ones though.

    • #39039
      Pookie
      Participant

      The last word has no E on either page, likely the key

    • #39040
      hayabusa
      Participant

      To me, the end of that second page almost looks like a date…  Digging on Roman Numerals, and playing, almost looked like Mil (Milennium) and 630, so I wondered it it was some reference to some year 1630 prediction, or something.  But then again, if he was less-than-well-educated, I figured, he probably had no clue of such. 

      Who knows…  Might still play with it.  Might not.  😛

    • #39041
      BillV
      Participant

      Sounds like ‘John’ down in the comments on the Yahoo page has it worked out pretty well.

    • #39042
      WCNA
      Participant

      Most replied comment-

      That’s easy… it says: “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine”…. nailed it!

      😀

    • #39043
      hayabusa
      Participant

      @BillV wrote:

      Sounds like ‘John’ down in the comments on the Yahoo page has it worked out pretty well.

      LOL!  No doubt  ;D

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