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**fox****Member**- Registered: 2013-09-11
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I have this:

TDFSO EOEFR EIGEI ASBUF OOEDN SUCEA AIALL DDITI

..and I'm trying to figure out what type of cipher it is, to then go on to solve. I have done some research, and found various forms of block cipher, but I'm struggling to know where to start when attempting to decode.

Any help or advice would be appreciated,

- fox

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Have you tried the online tools for cracking such things? For instance:

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**fox****Member**- Registered: 2013-09-11
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Yes indeed, my problem is there are so many types of cipher, and although i'm fairly confident that it isn't a substitution cipher (frequency analysis was unfruitful), I have no idea where to start with identifying what it might be, and thus, where to start.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am afraid that there isn't any way that I know of telling just by looking at the encrypted code.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
- Registered: 2011-05-23
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Hi fox

Where does that code come up, if it's not a secret?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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(frequency analysis was unfruitful)

For such a short piece of code that is not unusual. That is only for long, long messages.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.**

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