n00bday wrote:All right. This one's got me feeling like a super-idiot. What I know so far: the letters are blocks of three, e.g.: .xxx.xxx.xxx = letter. I know (from reading this forum) that the three numbers are related a certain way. What I want to know is -how- did you figure that out? I've tried lots of things. I've tried inputting the same letter with the same password, but it doesn't yield the same results. I've tried doing words like "seen", "been", etc. with the same password and still no luck finding similar instances.
I understand frequency-analysis (as you could probably tell by my example words), but this just goes right over my head. I -know- the solution to the numbers because it's in the forum, but I would like to -understand- how in the Hell you came to that solution as a logical conclusion. It's far beyond me. Thanks.
First: to sum it up, you need math, minus the advance stuff; just the basics. Second: Ascii is big part of the computer world and you should learn at least the alphabet in it. Third: instead of doing words, try a single letter.