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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:54 am

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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:08 am

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A new RUaNinja Challenge?  ;)
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:25 am

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

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Still, it would be fun to put 10 minutes into it.
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm

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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.
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:14 pm

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Bruce Schneier's blog seems to have a good thread going on this topic too.
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:00 pm

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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...
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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.
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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.
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Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:47 am

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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.
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The last word has no E on either page, likely the key
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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.  :P
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Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:18 pm

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Sounds like 'John' down in the comments on the Yahoo page has it worked out pretty well.
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That's easy... it says: "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine".... nailed it!


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Post Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:34 pm

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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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