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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.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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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.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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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.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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