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CAN YOU CRACK A CODE? Try Your Hand at Cryptanalysis
FBI.GOV ^ | 12/29/08 | n/a

Posted on 12/30/2008 10:38:42 PM PST by Cindy

CAN YOU CRACK A CODE? Try Your Hand at Cryptanalysis

Last year, we challenged you to crack a code created by the “cryptanalysts” in our FBI Laboratory, who are experts in breaking ciphers of all kinds.

Tens of thousands of you did so.

Are you ready for round two? We hope so. But bear in mind, this year's code is slightly more difficult.

Once again: if you want a primer on basic cipher systems and how to break them, see the article "Analysis of Criminal Codes and Ciphers."

And if you’re a youngster, we suggest you start with the code on our Kids' page.

Good luck!

(Excerpt) Read more at fbi.gov ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education
KEYWORDS: breakingciphers; cipher; ciphersystems; code; codecracker; codecrackers; codes; cryptanalysis
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1 posted on 12/30/2008 10:38:43 PM PST by Cindy
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To: glock rocks; tubebender

Oh yooooooooo hoooooooo....

Like, ping!


2 posted on 12/30/2008 10:39:42 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: MamaDearest; Oorang; penguino; Velveeta; Godzilla; nwctwx; Jet Jaguar; ExSoldier; SlowBoat407; ...

Just for fun.
Ping.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 10:41:51 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I like doing cryptograms


4 posted on 12/30/2008 10:42:02 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: CindyDawg

Oh, well this should be fun.
Go for it, Cindy Dawg.


5 posted on 12/30/2008 10:42:52 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

/PING


6 posted on 12/30/2008 10:42:55 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Cindy

“Drink Your Ovaltine”


7 posted on 12/30/2008 10:43:01 PM PST by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: lastchance

No, I drink 1 cup of coffee a day, though.


8 posted on 12/30/2008 10:43:56 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

bump


9 posted on 12/30/2008 10:44:02 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Cindy

Just one question first. Do the runnerups have to look at the light?


10 posted on 12/30/2008 10:44:24 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: CindyDawg

Me too!!!


11 posted on 12/30/2008 10:46:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: All

Links of Interest:

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/jan2000/olson.htm
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/september06/lab091306.htm
http://www.fbi.gov/page2/march07/zodiac030207.htm

#

For children:

http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/jobs9.htm


12 posted on 12/30/2008 10:47:45 PM PST by Cindy
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To: CindyDawg

Giggling... No.


13 posted on 12/30/2008 10:48:05 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

Good.


14 posted on 12/30/2008 10:48:19 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

wHOO hOOOOOOOO!!!!! wILL i bE gAINFULLY eMPLOYED bY tHE fEDS nOW?

:)


15 posted on 12/30/2008 10:51:40 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: CindyDawg

How did you break the code so fast? TALK!
16 posted on 12/30/2008 10:51:53 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Laughing...

I can’t answer for an agency I don’t work for; however for those who do want a job with the FBI, here is the link:

http://www.fbijobs.gov/


17 posted on 12/30/2008 10:55:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m a nervous flyer. I work the codes to keep my mind off of “what was that” Once they seated a panicky lady next to me. She was almost in my lap. I told her look..let me show you something. She looked at me incredibly and told me she could not even concentrate about something like that on the ground. She needed comforting so I reluctantly put my magazine down. “What was that noise”? My husband leaned over and whispered in my ear”will you and your friend both get off my lap?”


18 posted on 12/30/2008 10:56:57 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: Cindy
CIA's Kryptos.
19 posted on 12/30/2008 10:58:27 PM PST by CE2949BB (Fight.)
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To: Cindy

That’s it.

I’ll be an underground mole/spy/thing.

Grammie, the Underground Spy.

They’ll NEVER EVER suspect blue hair and a walker, right????

WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 12/30/2008 10:58:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: CindyDawg
My husband leaned over and whispered in my ear”will you and your friend both get off my lap?”

LOL!!!!!

21 posted on 12/30/2008 10:59:24 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: CE2949BB

I watched a program on that sculpture.

Thanks for posting the link.


22 posted on 12/30/2008 11:01:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I cracked it. Just you people mind your own business about our cheeses and moose.


23 posted on 12/30/2008 11:01:33 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Sarah, is that you?


24 posted on 12/30/2008 11:03:00 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Or, is that a Wisconsin CHEESE post?


25 posted on 12/30/2008 11:03:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: CE2949BB; CindyDawg

There is still a fourth section at the bottom consisting of 97 or 98 characters which remains uncracked.

From CE2’s link......Cindy. We MUST go solve these...!!!!


26 posted on 12/30/2008 11:04:15 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Cindy

Hey you! Youse leave us Cheeseheads OUTTA this!


27 posted on 12/30/2008 11:05:01 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Fill in the blank, so I know what state you’re from:

Happy cows come from ___.


28 posted on 12/30/2008 11:08:07 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

I’m going to look at it tomorrow.
once I start I don’t like to stop until I’ve solved the mystery.


29 posted on 12/30/2008 11:09:16 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: Cindy

“Happy cows come from ___.”

Other cows?


30 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:04 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: Cindy
Happy cows come from MY state!

:)

/GrammieSpyMode

31 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:21 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

No.


32 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:27 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma

That’s right.

BIG CHEESY GRIN.


33 posted on 12/30/2008 11:10:54 PM PST by Cindy
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To: CindyDawg

I’m gonna go and turn on the other computer so I can print it...and yes...you can NOT stop in the middle of these things. It’s just NOT right!


34 posted on 12/30/2008 11:11:13 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Cindy
BIG CHEESY GRIN.

Ba da ba da BOOM! :)

35 posted on 12/30/2008 11:11:54 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Chick Filet
36 posted on 12/30/2008 11:12:25 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: Cindy

Chickens?

Secret Government Stem Cell Labs?

Barack Obama?

OK, I give up.


37 posted on 12/30/2008 11:13:10 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Yeah. print is essential.


38 posted on 12/30/2008 11:14:18 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: CindyDawg

Yep. I’ve been trying to do it in a Word doc...to no avail.

*sigh*


39 posted on 12/30/2008 11:15:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Night yall


40 posted on 12/30/2008 11:16:04 PM PST by CindyDawg (I)
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To: CindyDawg
“Chick Filet”

Except on Sunday. Then they have to go to Popeye's.

41 posted on 12/30/2008 11:17:51 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two wolves and one sheep deciding what's for dinner.)
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To: CindyDawg

Nite! Sleep tight! May letters be in your dreams tonight!

:)


42 posted on 12/30/2008 11:19:31 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: CindyDawg

http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/fsc/backissu/jan2000/olson.htm#pager%20codes

:)

Come up for air from time to time....


43 posted on 12/30/2008 11:24:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: Cindy

Hmmmph. I dug around on their site and found last years’ puzzle. I was able to solve it in just over 3 minutes, but I can’t even FIND this year’s puzzle. Is your browser displaying it on the page you linked?


44 posted on 12/30/2008 11:43:52 PM PST by InfraRed
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To: Cindy

Congratulations, you did it! Thanks for participating,
and happy holidays.


45 posted on 12/30/2008 11:44:23 PM PST by RonDog
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To: InfraRed

I quote exactly what is written and link to the quotes:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/dec08/code_122908.html


46 posted on 12/30/2008 11:45:41 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Brad's Gramma
PIKODENHFENJIKM!
congratulations

YIH QELB GDISBK
you have broken

NQB PICB.
the code

OI NI AGJ.OIL/PICB.QNT
go to fbi.gov/code.htm

MI WB SKIW, EKC
so we know ,and

UFBEMB PIKMJCBD
please consider

E PEDBBD WJNQ
a career with

NQB AGJ
the fbi.

47 posted on 12/30/2008 11:46:01 PM PST by glock rocks (What's black, white and red all over? The Halfrican.)
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To: RonDog

I did it?

Really?

A blessed New Year to you Ron Dog.


48 posted on 12/30/2008 11:46:51 PM PST by Cindy
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To: InfraRed

Here is last year’s puzzle:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/nov07/code112107.html


49 posted on 12/30/2008 11:48:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: glock rocks

Yeah, that’s from last year. Where’s the puzzle for 2008?


50 posted on 12/30/2008 11:50:21 PM PST by InfraRed
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