### Re: Meh.. How?

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.
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Hi, I completely know what i have to do to decrypt it im sure, but i don't know how to figure out the password. Do i need to figure it out by guessing?
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game over wrote:Hi, I completely know what i have to do to decrypt it im sure, but i don't know how to figure out the password. Do i need to figure it out by guessing?

What exactly do you understand if you don't understand how to get the password?

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### decryption error

I am having a slight problem...So i decrypted the text myself and i can make out the message because 95 percent of it is correct but for some reason theres a few characters (mainly numbers) that dont follow the decryption for some reason and return other values...anyone else get this or know how to fix it
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Well,
I just decrypted the message it took me a couple of hours to do it manually, seeing how I am not yet comfortable with my programming skills to write a program to do it for me.

But PMing says it's locked so how do I officially complete this mission?

If anyone needs help on this doing it the manual way my hint to you is the programs I used, notepad, my favorite spreadsheet software and this helpful resource http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/6hy0yb50(VS.85).aspx. Have fun, I did

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You need to use the main site's PM system.
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Thanks for the quick reply, but when I click on Private Messages on the main page it redirects me to the forum messaging.... Maybe a dev issue...

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^Thatta one.
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So i figured out how the encryption works and how im going to decode it, but i need to find a way to automatically input the text into excel so that each row is a set of 3 numbers. At first i tried doing this by hand by pressing enter every 3 numbers but things were going slow to say the least. Any other faster methods?
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Not unless there is a trick in Excel I don't know about.
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