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    Samaritan math anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass021 View Post
    Samaritan math anyone?
    This "bass ackwards" LOL !

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    Yeah, got it right after I posted. I had tried the right thing but was using one of the wrong lines!

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    Default Poem author

    Can anyone help with this one, I don't know where to look?

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    I brute forced that author's name based on size. Can't help you with any decryption on this one...

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    Beginning work on chapter 11....

    I've deduced the poem and the author. My question is this: How does one backtrack the keyword (not the password, the keyword) to the cipher? I've come to DESPISE this sort of cipher. Ranks up there with dental surgery. LOL.

    Many thanks,

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    If you know the ciphertext, the plaintext, and the cipher type, you pretty much have to sit down with the right lookup table and back into the key for each letter following the reverse process of creating the ciphertext. If the key is a repearting key, you only have to get as far as the repeat.

    Or, you can write a tool to back into the key for you (although this will only work as far as where the password is; this is how I did it, although it seems that I didn't save that function of the tool, or I'd happily send it to you).

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    I had the wrong cipher type, bass. Every time I think it might be 'Playfair', I think my brain freezes.


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    LOL doc - That could be trouble in this hunt!

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    Default poem author

    Ok thanks I have the name now..so now where do I look for the Password?

    I don't think I'm very good at this!

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