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ixfd64 2011-03-30 04:06

The FBI wants YOU to help solve a murder
 
[url]http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/march/cryptanalysis_032911[/url]

science_man_88 2011-03-30 11:59

[QUOTE=ixfd64;257014][url]http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/march/cryptanalysis_032911[/url][/QUOTE]

I keep on seeing possible words (like first responder) in the message but thinking that I should be looking for a shift cipher or they scrambled it on purpose.

science_man_88 2011-03-30 12:16

assuming they crack what NCBE is it should be easier to solve it because it's used about 11 times in the first letter and seems to be able to be added at the end of another word.

science_man_88 2011-03-30 12:18

it also appears in what I thought was a list of responders ( probably knew who'd respond). they say that he may have wrote it prior to the day of the homicide, that either suggest that they were for something else or that he knew someone wanted to go after him.

science_man_88 2011-03-30 12:25

[QUOTE=science_man_88;257033]assuming they crack what NCBE is it should be easier to solve it because it's used about 11 times in the first letter and seems to be able to be added at the end of another word.[/QUOTE]

of course it could also be an abbreviation inside another abbreviation.


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