Can you break this code
Started by Blah, 1st April 2011 23:36 in News & Current Affairs

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    Chances like this don't come along too often. on June 30th 1999 Ricky McCormicks body was discovered in St Louis Missouri. He had been murdered and his body was dumped in a field. He had two hand written coded notes in his pocket (he'd always been into writing cyphers apparently) which could possibly help solve the case. Or not. Nobody knows, even the FBI Cryptanalysis and Racketeering records unit or the American Cryptogram association. It's a big old internet though so there's a possibility that somebody out there could solve it. The FBI have just put it out there for everybody to have a crack at. -

    http://ionglobaltrends.blogspot.com/...elp-solve.html

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    Hmmm....is it a hoax?

    If not, it should be easily cracked by the lads in Hackquest....and certainly the American FBI ought to be able to.

    At a cursory glance, it reminds me of a code we used at work some 40 years ago. That had a random letter or symbol inserted after the first and third letter of each word, and the last 2 letters of each word reversed, plus an additional random letterat the end of the word, and the gaps between words in the wrong places.

    For example: *for example* would be written: fxrotec xamjpelk

    Good luck.
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    I thought it might be an April fools but there was a link somewhere to the fbigov site and I think it was put on some pages a couple of days ago or so.
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    The article was posted on 30 March, so it probably isn't a hoax. Lots of words end in RSE though - very curious.

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    Easy peasy.. says the following:

    Eggs, one loaf of white bread, one loaf of brown bread, milk, potatoes, green pepper, three oranges, broccoli, one medium size butternut, pack of closed button mushrooms, six oranges, 2 lemons, bunch of bananas, six satsumas, bacon, smoked ham, six small pork pies, sausages, two magerita pizzas, one litre orange juice, one litre apple juice, readybrek, kellogg cornflakes...

    I could go on if you like... but then you'd all steal my thunder before I have the chance to hand it over to FBI.
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    When I saw "easy peasy" I thought you were going to write about knit one pearl one etc . . .
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    sphinx
    Hmmm....is it a hoax?

    If not, it should be easily cracked by the lads in Hackquest....and certainly the American FBI ought to be able to.

    At a cursory glance, it reminds me of a code we used at work some 40 years ago. That had a random letter or symbol inserted after the first and third letter of each word, and the last 2 letters of each word reversed, plus an additional random letterat the end of the word, and the gaps between words in the wrong places.

    For example: *for example* would be written: fxrotec xamjpelk

    Good luck.
    You know what? I was just about to post that Miss Marple you'd solve it, and now I don't need to. So I wont.
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    why not put more time into solving the murder,the note is a red herring and a very good one at that

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    beliz
    why not put more time into solving the murder,the note is a red herring and a very good one at that
    With such insight you should join the 'mediums,' B, and save us all the bother each time.
    Olespice

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    Olespice
    With such insight you should join the 'mediums,' B, and save us all the bother each time.
    think i may just do that

 


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