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#1 SAHD

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:10 AM

I really dont know where to post this but i thought i would try here. I am trying to decrypt this code

716EF 67247 68023 41320 11645 66727 65567 30233 531B0 264F6 74023 25332 0277B 16537 74023 08331 02645 61876 72566 53720 23350 264D1 6F472 08332 23128 116A1


The result will be Latitude/Longitude coordinates.

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#2 Binary-Hex

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 10:44 AM

can you please explain a bit more about the Latitude/Longitude coordinates, it might be easier to crack it if you say whether it is say-for-example: (12,34) or (1234,5678) you get the idea, but if anybody else can do it without that go ahead.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:53 PM

I really dont know where to post this but i thought i would try here. I am trying to decrypt this code

716EF 67247 68023 41320 11645 66727 65567 30233 531B0 264F6 74023 25332 0277B 16537 74023 08331 02645 61876 72566 53720 23350 264D1 6F472 08332 23128 116A1


The result will be Latitude/Longitude coordinates.

Any ideas?


Umm, were gonna need a lot more information than that. Where did you get this number? Was it on a website, if so that same site most likely has a clue or the key to this thing.


can you please explain a bit more about the Latitude/Longitude coordinates, it might be easier to crack it if you say whether it is say-for-example: (12,34) or (1234,5678) you get the idea, but if anybody else can do it without that go ahead.


He is trying to decrypt it himself, so he doesn't know what it is or will look like.

#4 SAHD

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the replies.

The coordinates will probably be in this format:

N 41° 35.258 W 081° 26.373

But not necessarily. They can be in different versions as coordinates can be recorded different ways.

This is a puzzle of a game my family plays as a family activity. Here is a link to the puzzle.

I really didn't even know where to begin to decode it. I found a few binary decoding sites but nothing seemed to work. I guess i happened here because the name of the forums includes binary.

Thanks for any help.

I have also been interested in encrypting my own puzzle like the one mentioned but i just dont know enough about it. Thanks!

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:10 PM

Now that i look at it, there is a hint.

CQ
WX
73
W8OXI

It doesn't help me much though. :) :blink:

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:08 PM

Is it a coincidence that there are 26 codes? conveniently matching the number of letters in the alphabet? ;)

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 06:15 PM

Is it a coincidence that there are 26 codes? conveniently matching the number of letters in the alphabet? ;)

Are you saying the code is the alphabet?

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:07 PM

Is it a coincidence that there are 26 codes? conveniently matching the number of letters in the alphabet? ;)

Are you saying the code is the alphabet?


http://en.wikipedia....i/Caesar_cipher
http://en.wikipedia....Alphabet_Cipher

Read those.

I assume that StankDawg was talking about this "N 41° 35.258 W 081° 26.373" having 26 characters along with spaces.

But I think that was just an example.

Edited by thej3w, 05 June 2007 - 07:12 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:13 PM

http://en.wikipedia....i/Caesar_cipher
http://en.wikipedia....Alphabet_Cipher

Read those.

The site uses ROT13 to encrypt words that we don't want to intentionally read (like hints).

The code I'm trying to figure out is mostly numbers which made me think it was some type of binary. The code is mostly numbers and im not sure how that works with an alphabet cipher.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:12 PM

http://en.wikipedia....i/Caesar_cipher
http://en.wikipedia....Alphabet_Cipher

Read those.

The site uses ROT13 to encrypt words that we don't want to intentionally read (like hints).

The code I'm trying to figure out is mostly numbers which made me think it was some type of binary. The code is mostly numbers and im not sure how that works with an alphabet cipher.


I linked to that because Stank mentioned the 26 letters\alphabet. It also never hurts to read more than what is needed.

#11 Lugner

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:22 PM

How do the hints at the given link work? Is only the decrypted portion the hint, or is the process to decrypt it the hint?

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 11:41 PM

The symbols ranges from 0 to F, which is another hint.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:56 AM

Seems to me you need a good hex editor.Maybe with the ability to switch between different modes.

Plenty out there.
Google away.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:31 AM

The symbols ranges from 0 to F, which is another hint.


Although the letter C is not used.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:32 AM

How do the hints at the given link work? Is only the decrypted portion the hint, or is the process to decrypt it the hint?

The hints that are encrypted are only at the bottom under additional hints. This is for all listings on this site if they have hints. You should be able to decrypt by clicking decrypt. Posted Image

The top part is a puzzle. They can all be different. Some pages do not have a puzzle and just give you the coordinates to the area you are looking for.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:07 AM

He is trying to decrypt it himself, so he doesn't know what it is or will look like.


yer, but he can have at least a little idea, yer all right, that was a stupid post, sorry, only trying to help.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:22 PM

Do you have a key? Or anyhting else to go buy like a set of rules? I am a bit of a crypie, seems to be some form of hexadecimal(? I forget were their letters other than A-F in it?) not binary (although the two can be converted into one another) if you converted it into binary it would be rather long and i really am not sure it would get you anywhere.

At any rate, there really is nothing we can do if you don't get a key, rules, ect from you.

We need more info.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:40 PM

Do you have a key? Or anyhting else to go buy like a set of rules? I am a bit of a crypie, seems to be some form of hexadecimal(? I forget were their letters other than A-F in it?) not binary (although the two can be converted into one another) if you converted it into binary it would be rather long and i really am not sure it would get you anywhere.

At any rate, there really is nothing we can do if you don't get a key, rules, ect from you.

We need more info.

A key? Hmmm. The only thing i have besides the encrypted info is the hint which is:

CQ
WX
73
W8OXI


The game is geocaching. Here is a FAQ on it. Its an activity to spend more time with my family/kids. Its like an outdoor treasure hunt/scavenger hunt.

I shouldn't have said binary. I don't know anything about this stuff. I have spent time looking at different decryption things on the net, but still- i am lost.

The page could include extra hints but i didn't see any. I checked the source code too. I will keep searching online but i appreciate any help here. Thanks!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:02 AM

first off, no one has yet stated that this
PD
JK
73
J8BKV
is equal to this
CQ
WX
73
W8OXI
and that they give you this

Decryption Key
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
(letter above equals below,
and vice versa)


are you guys serious? :blink:

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:06 AM

first off, no one has yet stated that this

PD
JK
73
J8BKV
is equal to this
CQ
WX
73
W8OXI
and that they give you this

Decryption Key
A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z
(letter above equals below,
and vice versa)


are you guys serious? :blink:

Yeah i did. Post #5.

Dont get the two mixed up. The encryption for the hint is totally different and unrelated to the encryption of the puzzle. The encryption of the hint is a feature the site always has. That part is not a puzzle. Just extra help if you choose to use it. Its encrypted so you dont accidentally read it if you didnt want to.

Again, the ROT13 encryption has nothing to do with the puzzle. They are unrelated.




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