Thursday, March 13, 2008

Modern Cypher posted

Even though it is a hard game, I really do like Modern Cypher. The thing about ciphers is that in theory they should be hard to solve. There are 26! possible combinations in a 26 letter cipher which means that there are 403291461126605635584000000 possible ways to mix up the 26 letters. At the same time, because the puzzles are sentences and there are clues leading to what the solution could be it is possible to solve these problems using basic knowledge of English. Modern encryption still uses ciphers, though the symbol range is much larger and additional techniques for scrambling the message are also used.

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