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The best of the British code breakers have apparently met their match in a WWII-era secret message recently discovered attached to the leg of a long-dead pigeon. :(

Cryptographers at Britain

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I think the first and last words are key to solving this maybe something polite? like sir or major etc ... it seems to be some kind of formal greeting, also the 27 1525/6 might be a cipher clue ... or as I have been learning the last few days it might be an intensifier OR the second half to a decryption code (that way if they sent it attached to the post, you could decrypt it) means they could change half the process each time


correct me if you think im wrong just thought I would try and be usful

AoAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP FOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYND CNPNW HJRZH
NLXKE AENER ONOIB AREEQ
UAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXEH REEHT JRZCQ FNKTQ
KLDTS FQIRU AOAKN 27 1525/6.

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Don't bother trying to crack it. It's probably encrypted using a one-time pad. It's the only cipher that is 100% mathematically proven to be impossible to decrypt.

[quote name='SPEhosting' timestamp='1353726914' post='595345682']
I think the first and last words are key to solving this maybe something polite? like sir or major etc ... it seems to be some kind of formal greeting
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You're making stuff up :p

Anyway, the[font="Segoe UI, Segoe, Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif"][size="2"][color="#282828"] [/color][/size][/font]27 1525/6... it's 27 blocks of 5...

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[quote name='SPEhosting' timestamp='1353726914' post='595345682']

AoAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP FOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYND CNPNW HJRZH
NLXKE AENER ONOIB AREEQ
UAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
LKXEH REEHT JRZCQ FNKTQ
KLDTS FQIRU AOAKN 27 1525/6.
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Windows 9 product key :laugh:
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I thought anything could be cracked, given enough time.
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[quote name='rfirth' timestamp='1353727314' post='595345690']
Don't bother trying to crack it. It's probably encrypted using a one-time pad. It's the only cipher that is 100% mathematically proven to be impossible to decrypt.



You're making stuff up :p
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:/ Im just taking a guess ... lol when trying to decrypt something like this you have to try and look for human error this is not made by a computer this is a human made encryption there will be mistakes and give aways Im not saying I could crack it but hey its just a lil fun why not share a few ideas xD .... like SJT could also be a hint / encrypted thing ... I would guess its a prefix


Sjt W Stot
CPL CL_L
COL CL_L
CSM CM_M
PFC PC_C
MSG MG_G
GEN GN_N
PVT PT_T
PV2 P2_2
LTC LC_C
PFC PC_C
SGM SM_M
SMA SA_A
CPT CT_T
SGT ST_T
PO3 P3_3
PO1 P1_1
PO2 P2_2
ENS ES_S
CPO CO_O
Amn An_N
A1C AC_C
SrA SA_A

[quote name='American Mafia' timestamp='1353727618' post='595345694']
Windows 9 product key :laugh:
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O.o shh people will know im a time lord

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[quote name='SPEhosting' timestamp='1353726914' post='595345682']
I think the first and last words are key to solving this maybe something polite? like sir or major etc ... it seems to be some kind of formal greeting, also the 27 1525/6 might be a cipher clue ... or as I have been learning the last few days it might be an intensifier OR the second half to a decryption code (that way if they sent it attached to the post, you could decrypt it) means they could change half the process each time
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lol well since cryptographers have been unable to crack it for weeks, I highly doubt someone here on Neowin is going to find the solution.

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That looks like a knock off of a caesarian shift cipher. The fun part is figuring out how the letters shift.


[quote][color=#282828]lol well since cryptographers have been unable to crack it for weeks, I highly doubt someone here on Neowin is going to find the solution.[/color][/quote]

Not true. I know some people on this same forum that can reverse engineer key codes for software and then write a key generator for said software. Maybe they just have not been pointed at this yet.

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Thing is, if this code requires a one time pad to decipher it we're kinda screwed. The first and last block being identical could mean several things. It could be part of a key to decipher the code or it could simply indicate the beginning and end of a message.

My personal opinion is this is little more than a dyslexics love letter.

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I would laugh if they did!

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can you imagine if CORE wrote a keygen that decrypted it :p
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[quote name='Fl3x1bl3' timestamp='1353934078' post='595349876']
That looks like a knock off of a caesarian shift cipher. The fun part is figuring out how the letters shift.

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is what i am looking at :p

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What's to say its even written in English ? :p

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1353727788' post='595345698']
I thought anything could be cracked, given enough time.
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Depends on the algorithm used. If its a known one (AES), yes, in billions of years it can be cracked. But what if its a homemade one that only one person knows? Uncrackable.

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[quote name='pes2013' timestamp='1353959581' post='595350606']
Depends on the algorithm used. If its a known one (AES), yes, in billions of years it can be cracked. But what if its a homemade one that only one person knows? Uncrackable.
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if a message was sent, then 2 people knew the decryption if two people know it at least so do many O.o just need to find the grandkids of all the spies in wwII

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[quote]The recipient of the coded message would then only be able to decode the message if they possessed an identical key.[/quote]

So how does the receiver get this identical key ?

By a personal messenger or another coded note ?

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[quote]be sure to drink your ovaltine[/quote]
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If the First two words are "Dear Santa" that means:

AoAKN HVPKD
DEAR- SANTA

or (depending how you look at it)...

AoAKN RQXSR
DEAR- SANTA

Maybe the "N" is a "Space"? Does it give anyone something interesting?

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I think that it could be a Caeser Substitution Cipher but without a Cipher Disk I wouldn't be able to try decoding it. The only two other things it could be using are Bentley's Complete Phrase Code or Polyalphabetic Substitution.

The other possibility is that it's a double encryption, using one or two methods, which was quite common during World War Two to protect sensitive information.

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Maybe its a recipe for pigeon pie
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If anyone cracks this I think it'll probably lead to one of 2 possible outcomes;
1) You win yourself a job for GCHQ
2) You win yourself a permanent place on the list of people to be watched
;)
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[quote name='n_K' timestamp='1354035769' post='595352400']
If anyone cracks this I think it'll probably lead to one of 2 possible outcomes;
1) You win yourself a job for GCHQ
2) You win yourself a permanent place on the list of people to be watched
3) Be found in a shallow grave with a bullet hole to the back of the head
;)
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Fixed that for ya ;)
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It's not a code. That's that actual message.
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[quote name='SPEhosting' timestamp='1353727875' post='595345700']
I'm a time lord
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Then would you be so kind to go back in time and get us the key, all mighty lord of time? :rofl:

Like Rfirth said, I think the bottom letters are the key. I tried doing 1=A and then 5 more than o = T, which spells "AT" but I think that's just a quiescence....I'm close!

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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1354037095' post='595352452']
Then would you be so kind to go back in time and get us the key, all mighty lord of time? :rofl:

Like Rfirth said, I think the bottom letters are the key. [b]I tried doing 1=A and then 5 more than o = T[/b], which spells "AT" but I think that's just a quiescence....I'm close!
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Then why isn't the lower case "o" used elsewhere in the text. I think that the "Ao" is the cipher key i.e. A=o. Also if "1=A" and "o=T" then the first two characters would be 1T which doesn't really make sense.

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