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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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