Daring Decryption - Community Challenge

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by codex-13, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. codex-13

    codex-13 Senior Agent

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    As promised, here is a short walkthrough on how to solve this recently published Community Challenge! I'll be using nested spoiler tags so that you can go step-by-step without spoiling yourself if you still want to try solving it.

    The text looks like binary, but it's not formatted correctly.
    There are 8 lines of text.
    Binary is often broken into 8-bit segments.
    Reading the numbers top-to-bottom vertically will give you...
    01000010 01100101 00100000 01110011 01110101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100100 01110010 01101001 01101110 01101011 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01001111 01110110 01100001 01101100 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100101
    Try plugging that into ASCIItoHex.com or a similar decryption website.
    Be sure to drink your Ovaltine

    What did you think of the puzzle? Was it fun? Too hard? Too easy? I'd love to hear what you all have to say!
     
  2. Jimbo9

    Jimbo9 Special Agent

    After finding out the solution, I kept looking for another hidden stuff thinking what I got was just a red herring :)
     
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