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rariyan



Joined: 30 Aug 2008
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Hi all can u help me by the "NEWSGROUP Cipher" challenge Rolling Eyes Question Question Question please help me

Arrow Razz
The code is :


Guvf zrffntr vf rapelcgrq va ebg 13. Lbhe nafjre vf svfupnxr.

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Last edited by rariyan on Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:46 am; edited 3 times in total
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:27 am View user's profile Send private message
niteria



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log in twice
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s0me0ne



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what u mean log in twice.? I'm also stucked in that challenge..
Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
the_impaler



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"NEWSGROUP" is a hint here.
Log in twice.
Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:45 pm View user's profile Send private message
unflies



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the answer is from the ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:21 am View user's profile Send private message
touetoue



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hmmmm... i tried to figure it out like the rest of you, doy, but i still couldn't... i'm not asking for the answer... but i am asking if anybody can give a better clue...
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paradox.is.taken



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I just solved this one but still have no idea what "newsgroup" means or what the clues given are supposed to tell you. All I can say is get a crypto book and read the first few chapters.
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therethinker



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If you weren't yet actively using the Internet back in 2000-2002, you've missed out and you just won't get the clue.

If you did, you'd get this immediately.
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touetoue



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ok... well... i guess i missed out and will never get it

and i wasn't that good with codes until i tried that one... i had a set of (literally) 5 code books out and was reading through them (and now i know more about codes/cyphers than most people near me ever will Razz this part was unnecessary... but i is happy about it) but in that set of 5 books i still wasn't able to find anything out...they all came out wrong...
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gfoot



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Heh, it dates back a lot further than that!

The message is a bit short for frequency analysis, but the books and their techniques will come in handy for other ciphers later on.

You should be able to find enough information via Google. When people say "newsgroups" they usually mean "Usenet" - the main worldwide newsgroup system - and you might get better results searching for that.
Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:51 pm View user's profile Send private message
touetoue



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ok... thank u
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therethinker



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gfoot: certainly! It started in the early 1980's, no? What I meant was they died down around that time.
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touetoue



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ok... but if it died down so much that not even google will help me (humph Evil or Very Mad ) then i'm just going to try and get somebody to help me figure out Razz
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touetoue



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ok... i decided to give this one a try again... does anybody know a site or book that can help me learn usenet? (that doesn't involve paying any money... i looked and i found 300+ but they all required payment >Sad )
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Broker



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Look at the number inside the text!
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