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#1 2013-09-11 02:37:08

fox
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Registered: 2013-09-11
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I'm trying to identify an encoding.

I have this:
TDFSO EOEFR EIGEI ASBUF OOEDN SUCEA AIALL DDITI

..and I'm trying to figure out what type of cipher it is, to then go on to solve. I have done some research, and found various forms of block cipher, but I'm struggling to know where to start when attempting to decode.
Any help or advice would be appreciated,

- fox

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#2 2013-09-11 02:57:45

bobbym
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Re: I'm trying to identify an encoding.

Have you tried the online tools for cracking such things? For instance:

http://rumkin.com/tools/cipher/


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#3 2013-09-11 03:17:24

fox
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Re: I'm trying to identify an encoding.

Yes indeed, my problem is there are so many types of cipher, and although i'm fairly confident that it isn't a substitution cipher (frequency analysis was unfruitful), I have no idea where to start with identifying what it might be, and thus, where to start.

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#4 2013-09-11 03:53:20

bobbym
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Re: I'm trying to identify an encoding.

I am afraid that there isn't any way that I know of telling just by looking at the encrypted code.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#5 2013-09-11 05:44:12

anonimnystefy
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Re: I'm trying to identify an encoding.

Hi fox

Where does that code come up, if it's not a secret?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#6 2013-09-11 06:05:32

bobbym
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Re: I'm trying to identify an encoding.

(frequency analysis was unfruitful)

For such a short piece of code that is not unusual. That is only for long, long messages.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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