Thursday, November 18, 2010


Vidit Bhargava
Time For DECRYPT 2010 - Answers:
1. WELL DONE! (I used the CAESARS BOX over here!)
2. (I used ROT -1 to generate a hinting, random name)
3. Not Even an Encryption Standard
(The answer refers to ROT 13, used to encrypt the text).
4. Number for is correct/right (Again, the Caesar's box)
5. Pass Key to Round Two (Encryption used, ROT 12, but it is of no relevance now, due to the lukewarm response)

Ok so you know What Rotation Text is, we just shift the alphabet a certain number of spaces to get the encrypted text. (Like Using ROT -1, we shift B to A, C to B, D to C, and so on...)

There is another more powerful method used and that is CAESARS BOX. Ok what is Caesars box? You'll observe that the letters (All added up) make a perfect square i.e. the 1st Question has 9 letters. So if you arrange each group of (3 letters) one below the other, it creates a box and gives a message. This is the way Julius Caesar used to communicate and it is believed to be one of the first encryption standard.

The answers are in reference to the following post : [LINK]

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