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Reply #15 - May 15th, 2006 at 6:55pm
 
i made up a completely random code once, using the japanese figure symbol inserts in wordperfect.  noone would ever be able to figure that one out, especially because one of the characters shares two letters in the english alphabet.
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Reply #16 - May 15th, 2006 at 8:42pm
 
those are easy to break... give it to a person who speaks the language and hell figure it out in no time because if one thinks logically the egyptian alphabet is Extremely complicated and nobody had ever seen it... people speak it these days and that language has been dead for at least 1000 years
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Reply #17 - May 15th, 2006 at 10:52pm
 
yeah, a monoalphabetic cipher can be broken with great ease..... It may be difficult if you are only sending one word, but if you were to send even a long sentence it wouldn't take much to figure out.

P.S. If you're really interested in this, try this site for the basics.
http://www.umich.edu/~umich/fm-34-40-2/

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The final program that we came up with didn't work with letters, it actually functioned on the byte level. Much more secure, and you could encrypt anything.
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Reply #18 - May 16th, 2006 at 10:58am
 
The broomhandle code is called "Skytale", and dates back to the Greeks. At the time, it was an uncrackable code. You needed to have two dowels the same size to read the message. Both sides would have multi sizes of dowels to keep people guessing.
  PS. I use this all te time, when I do quests with my Scouts. It drives them totally up the wall.
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