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Encryption puzzle

Shane Burgel
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Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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Can you figure out how to decrypt this?

(I got bored and wrote an encryption program today that uses a standard technique and if you are anything like me you love puzzles so here you go)

Vega Zimur

Joined: Jul 14, 2010
Posts: 9
using this brute-force shift cipher in javascript I can't get a solution ^^
Shane Burgel
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Yep, it's not a shift. It's polyalphabetic. Keep trying!
fred rosenberger
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I got it. It decrypts to "Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!"

Now, you just have to figure out my decryption method that got me that result!!!

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Shane Burgel
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LOL, here's a hint. It's encoded using a Vigenere Cipher.
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
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