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    Can you crack the code?

    BBC News - Today - Can you crack the code?

    A coded message dating from WW2 has been found attached to a long deceased pigeon leg.

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    INB4 it's another GCHQ recruitment thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    INB4 it's another GCHQ recruitment thing.
    GCHQ cant decrypt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    GCHQ cant decrypt it
    That's what they want you to think.


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    AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW YIDDC
    RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX
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    WAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
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    Thing is if no one has a formula for this code, how on earth will they know it's actually correct?

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    The last numbers makes me think it is a one time code or tied to a code pad. That would make it very hard to crack, if not impossible.

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    I thought it was well known that during WWII they changed the encryption algorithms frequently, so it's no real surprise no one can solve it.

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    Apparently both Bletchley Park and the Science Museum have some Enigma Machines, perhaps it's time to put one of them back to work?

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    If it's that short and from a one-time pad, it's virtually uncrackable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketlane View Post
    If it's that short and from a one-time pad, it's virtually uncrackable.
    If it is a one time pad, it is not "virtually" uncrackable, it *is* uncrackable. You need the cleartext - there is no other way.

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