# Encoded Text Challenge

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A couple of people over on the IRC (irc://irc.hak5.org/hak5) were talking about encoded text and such, I thought I'd post a teaser for you all here:

33363443343234393234323035303444344434363439303000

The first person to figure out what it says gets a whole bag of cookies.

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Do we at least get some clue as to the encryption method? :?

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it says

33363443343234393234323035303444344434363439303000

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Do we at least get some clue as to the encryption method? :?

It's encoded several times using a few different methods.

It involves using hex.

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moonlit: encryption algarithums are designed so that you couldn't ever be able to figure out what they are. This adds to the security thru obscurity factor. Also I dont see any A-F's so it doesn't look like hex, it might just be numbers (decimal). Theres a chance that its soemtign of the MD* or HMAC MD* or RIPEMD* or anything that has a hex output but its just converted from hex into decimal

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moonlit: encryption algarithums are designed so that you couldn't ever be able to figure out what they are.

True but there's some smart people on here and I believe it's not actually that hard to crack if you figure out the first step.

converted from hex into decimal

Shall we call that a hint? ;)

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converting something from dec to hex doesnt really add anything to the encryption its just another way to represent the same number.

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That is true but if you don't know what it's representing you don't know where to go next :)

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what ever happened to the guy that posted and asked us to decrypt, "hak5 is leet" but he wrote it backwards, that was all, no hex or dec just plain backwards wtf,

</sleep deprived rant>

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Got it.

PMed Moonlit :)

Won't ruin it for everyone else :P

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Yeah, barrytone was correct, anyone else got it?

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It's my birthday next week too :)

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Double choc-chip? :D

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it's NOT this...

33 36 34 43 34 32 34 39 32 34 32 30 35 30 34 44 34 44 34 36 34 39 30 30 00

3  6  4  C  4  2  4  9  2  4  2  0  5  0  4  D  4  D  4  6  4  9  0  0  0

36 4C 42 49 24 20 50 4D 4D 46 49 00 0

6  L  B  I  \$     P  M  M  F  I

or this...

3336344334323439323432303530344434443436343930300

16D4048A9EE0F30000000000000000000000000000

16 d4 04 8a 93 e0 f3

or this...

3336344334323439323432303530344434443436343930300

3336 3443 3432 3439 3234 3230 3530 3444 3444 3436 3439 3030 0

D08   D73  D68  D6F  CA2  C9E  DCA  D74  D74  D6C  D6F  BD6 0

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Rab, I'm afraid it is!

Moonlit, double choc chip would be great! :D

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Rab, I'm afraid it is!

I'm saying nothing ;)

Moonlit, double choc chip would be great! :D

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