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i don't understand this??

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:51 am
by nuclearhaxor
http://www.hackthissite.org/missions/prog/11/


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This string was randomly generated. It will not be recognizable text. You have 3 seconds to take the information from the website, and apply that to your algorithm.

Generated String: 65#66#67#68
Shift: -6

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now if i endoced that tha't ABCD, ?? but not'? what's shift?

Re: i don't understand this??

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:34 am
by BhaaL
Thats a Programming mission, not an Application one.

Anyways, you have to take that input, and do something with it. Result is (as the page already stated) a string that isnt nessecarily readable.

Re: i don't understand this??

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:50 am
by Nyteblade
nuclearhaxor wrote:http://www.hackthissite.org/missions/prog/11/


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This string was randomly generated. It will not be recognizable text. You have 3 seconds to take the information from the website, and apply that to your algorithm.

Generated String: 65#66#67#68
Shift: -6

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now if i endoced that tha't ABCD, ?? but not'? what's shift?


I believe the 'Shift: -6' refers to this being what is known as a Caesar cipher... doesn't it?

Re: i don't understand this??

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:35 pm
by s3klyma
Nyteblade wrote:
nuclearhaxor wrote:http://www.hackthissite.org/missions/prog/11/


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This string was randomly generated. It will not be recognizable text. You have 3 seconds to take the information from the website, and apply that to your algorithm.

Generated String: 65#66#67#68
Shift: -6

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now if i endoced that tha't ABCD, ?? but not'? what's shift?

I think.. you would do the shift on the string.. ex.
65 -6= 59
66 -6= 60
67 -6= 61
68 -6= 62
or
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=
>

not positive.. but..

Re: i don't understand this??

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:25 pm
by TheMindRapist
Yes, try shifting the other way.