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128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

Digital Fortress

So there are coupla Flash Developers and Internet Application Developers who shares similar taste of books with me. One challenge thrown to me was by one of my good friend, to break the code at the end of “Digital Fortress”.

I swear I never saw that before (I must have been too tired finishing the book in a day). 128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

So, here it is, break this simple code, follows similar coding pattern as Dan Brown’s
19,15,20,12,12,16,13,19,2,5,1,13,
23,5,20,13,5,9,4,5,3,14,12,5,4

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Caesars Box Code Breaker in ActionScript.

2006, 1st January: The code breaks down to as “Spam comments will be deleted”. The numbers represents the English Alphabet.

62 Comments

  1. Spam comment will be deleted... I thought of the Caesar box for the code at the end of the book.. but I can't find a way to reduce the numbers so that they fit into our 26-letter alphabet.

  2. Spam comment will be deleted... I thought of the Caesar box for the code at the end of the book.. but I can't find a way to reduce the numbers so that they fit into our 26-letter alphabet.

  3. In case of Dan Brown's, it is not the 26 english alphabet! It is something else, keep trying!

  4. In case of Dan Brown's, it is not the 26 english alphabet! It is something else, keep trying!

  5. 1- In the last page of the book there are the following numbers:

    128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

    2- If you go to the corresponding chapter and replace the number by the first letter of the beginnig of that chapter an rearrange them in what is called a Cesar Square, a 4 by 4 square, (the author gives you the explanation on the book)

  6. 1- In the last page of the book there are the following numbers:

    128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78

    2- If you go to the corresponding chapter and replace the number by the first letter of the beginnig of that chapter an rearrange them in what is called a Cesar Square, a 4 by 4 square, (the author gives you the explanation on the book)

  7. if you add the numbers to them selves like this 1+2+8 then all the numbers can corrispond to a letter in the alphabet but its random, k a l m a k q d f f g i l a n o

  8. if you add the numbers to them selves like this 1+2+8 then all the numbers can corrispond to a letter in the alphabet but its random, k a l m a k q d f f g i l a n o

  9. whoa, tough code. take each number and go to the corresponding chapter. replace that number with the first letter in the chapter, and you should know how to work from there.

  10. whoa, tough code. take each number and go to the corresponding chapter. replace that number with the first letter in the chapter, and you should know how to work from there.

  11. I can't break the code, even though I read your comments. I think the Polish translation makes the breaking impossible (There is also a difference in the string - the first number is "129". I think it is only a mistake).

  12. I can't break the code, even though I read your comments. I think the Polish translation makes the breaking impossible (There is also a difference in the string - the first number is "129". I think it is only a mistake).

  13. nope, the chapter/letter thing is definately right. kind of funny, actually.

  14. nope, the chapter/letter thing is definately right. kind of funny, actually.

  15. The first letters are

    wecgewhyaaiortnu

    in a Cesar square

    W E C G
    E W H Y
    A A I O
    R T N U

    WHICH REARANGES TO

    WEAR EWAT CHIN GYOU

    changing the spacing makes

    WE ARE WATCHING YOU

  16. The first letters are

    wecgewhyaaiortnu

    in a Cesar square

    W E C G
    E W H Y
    A A I O
    R T N U

    WHICH REARANGES TO

    WEAR EWAT CHIN GYOU

    changing the spacing makes

    WE ARE WATCHING YOU

  17. That book was really cool. Thanks for the tip with the chapters.

  18. That book was really cool. Thanks for the tip with the chapters.

  19. Google is a very fast code breaker. Just enter in the code in sequence (lose the dashes) and instant decoding. Of course credit goes to Chris.

  20. Google is a very fast code breaker. Just enter in the code in sequence (lose the dashes) and instant decoding. Of course credit goes to Chris.

  21. If you read the novel The Rule of Four it uses a similar method to incript a code within the plot... Not sure which author wrote the book first.

  22. If you read the novel The Rule of Four it uses a similar method to incript a code within the plot... Not sure which author wrote the book first.

  23. The Rule of Four is written by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. I have that book on my shelf too since its release but never got around finishing it yet.

  24. The Rule of Four is written by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. I have that book on my shelf too since its release but never got around finishing it yet.

  25. Fun Book, my comments on the code. Same rules.

    99-116-117-10-91-10-76-113-85-74-78-72-78-91-117-112

  26. Fun Book, my comments on the code. Same rules.

    99-116-117-10-91-10-76-113-85-74-78-72-78-91-117-112

  27. 25 20 1 39 68 20 78 10 1 10 6 6 10 93 20 74

  28. 25 20 1 39 68 20 78 10 1 10 6 6 10 93 20 74

  29. This is just a guess, but i think the answer is

    wewatchtheguards

  30. This is just a guess, but i think the answer is

    wewatchtheguards

  31. Thanx for the tip! I took to pen & paper right after and saw the message.

  32. Thanx for the tip! I took to pen & paper right after and saw the message.

  33. In the norwegian translation of the book the code reads:
    103-88-60-105-42-113-18-70-62-116-55-110-41-88-59-85

  34. In the norwegian translation of the book the code reads:
    103-88-60-105-42-113-18-70-62-116-55-110-41-88-59-85

  35. third time i've read the book, first time i noticed the code. thanks forthe hint, i tried every thing but chapters. from page number, letter count, and paragraphs. thanx again

  36. third time i've read the book, first time i noticed the code. thanks forthe hint, i tried every thing but chapters. from page number, letter count, and paragraphs. thanx again

  37. I was able to figure it out once i quit focussing on the pages that had 3 dots at the top. (109,232,338,351,395) Any ideas there?

  38. I was able to figure it out once i quit focussing on the pages that had 3 dots at the top. (109,232,338,351,395) Any ideas there?

  39. "In the norwegian translation of the book the code reads:
    103-88-60-105-42-113-18-70-62-116-55-110-41-88-59-85"
    the code turn out the same though.. it becomes: "vi vil alltid se deg"
    pretty easy to solve... if you got a brain..

  40. "In the norwegian translation of the book the code reads:
    103-88-60-105-42-113-18-70-62-116-55-110-41-88-59-85"
    the code turn out the same though.. it becomes: "vi vil alltid se deg"
    pretty easy to solve... if you got a brain..

  41. can someone mail me please at [email protected] telling me more about caesars box and if it really exists. Plus do people use this and what other code forms are there? Thanks, awaiting your emails, :)

  42. can someone mail me please at [email protected] telling me more about caesars box and if it really exists. Plus do people use this and what other code forms are there? Thanks, awaiting your emails, :)

  43. The code that appears in the end of Digital Fortress:

    128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78
    is decrypted by looking at the first letter of the chapter for each number. For example, chapter 128 starts 'When Susan awoke', thus; the letter is 'W'.

    Chapter 10 starts with ''Ensei Tankado' which yields the letter 'E'.

    The resulting text is:

    WECGEWHYAAIORTNU
    Decryption is performed using a columnar transposition cipher, termed a "Caesar Square" cipher in the book (this is unrelated to the Caesar cipher). The letters are arranged into a square:

    W E C G
    E W H Y
    A A I O
    R T N U
    and read from the top down.

    WEAREWATCHINGYOU
    Add spaces and you get the plaintext,

    "We are watching you"
    a reference to the NSA's monitoring systems.

    P.S. I got the article of wikipedia and tweaked it a bit. Looks like Susan is way above my league when it comes to Cryptology!

  44. The code that appears in the end of Digital Fortress:

    128-10-93-85-10-128-98-112-6-6-25-126-39-1-68-78
    is decrypted by looking at the first letter of the chapter for each number. For example, chapter 128 starts 'When Susan awoke', thus; the letter is 'W'.

    Chapter 10 starts with ''Ensei Tankado' which yields the letter 'E'.

    The resulting text is:

    WECGEWHYAAIORTNU
    Decryption is performed using a columnar transposition cipher, termed a "Caesar Square" cipher in the book (this is unrelated to the Caesar cipher). The letters are arranged into a square:

    W E C G
    E W H Y
    A A I O
    R T N U
    and read from the top down.

    WEAREWATCHINGYOU
    Add spaces and you get the plaintext,

    "We are watching you"
    a reference to the NSA's monitoring systems.

    P.S. I got the article of wikipedia and tweaked it a bit. Looks like Susan is way above my league when it comes to Cryptology!

  45. you are all very clever but in Poland the code is also 128-10-93...... but the letters in ich start of a chapter are different. You have to translate every first world into englsh. it was for me hard to discovere

  46. you are all very clever but in Poland the code is also 128-10-93...... but the letters in ich start of a chapter are different. You have to translate every first world into englsh. it was for me hard to discovere

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