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Crypto Challenge #2 (11/28)

Jason Menard
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Here is #2. I think it's a bit easier than the last one. I will wait longer this time before posting the answer. I think seeing the first one solved may help people anyways. Instructions for how these things are generated and tips for solving here.
Here are presented three cryptograms all encrypted using the same cipher at different offsets against itself. Concentrate on breaking the messages, but bonus points if you are actually able to present the orinal (non-offset) cipher, key, and hat.
1. cya drkdc vgg mtqt kvxxyarie bpvkscc soskyirqs kvxxriiss swskirva
2. xbd agolixjxfmax nhrh amxxhem xmlrgom ehgdgde ahlvmf xbwwilf hx esizhs oshxx amxxhegde agqqsmchlm xfhdqhlq
3. qla txo uqkukwlw ok lmtxmzl svzqkwkio wlooplslmo kiilq yg uqkdvavmr kulm wkfqzl wkiobxql ok xpp fw wztkkp avwoqvzow
sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 83

hey Jason,
are the carriage returns also spaces between the chunks of cipher text?
and you didn't use a Hat for this right?
-sonny


_ __________________ _ <br />RHCE<br />SCJP<br />??:-(
sonny kher
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Joined: Nov 06, 2001
Posts: 83
forget it, doesn't really matter
-sonny
Jason Menard
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Yes I did use a hat. There are no carriage returns that I am aware of, so it's probably just normal word wrap you are seeing.
Jason Menard
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 6450
Here are the answers. If anybody wants me to I can go on posting these, but there doesn't seem to be much interest.


key:enterprise
hat:solution
#1
offset:3
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#2
offset:5
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#3
offset:-2
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David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

I'm interested but suffering from a lack of time.
I appologise for my lack of participation
Dave
 
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