Return to Unfiction unforum
 a.r.g.b.b 
 Calendar Calendar   FAQ FAQ   Search Search   Memberlist Memberlist   Usergroups Usergroups 
 Register Register   Log in Log in 
 
Welcome!
New users, PLEASE read these forum guidelines. New posters, SEARCH before posting and read these rules before posting your killer new campaign. New players may also wish to peruse the ARG Player Tutorial.

All users must abide by the Terms of Service.
This week sponsored by:

You?

Why do we need your help?
Announcements
Got a jones for some uF swag?
Visit Ye Olde Tradin' Post!
 
The time now is Thu May 25, 2017 12:07 pm
All times are UTC - 4 (DST in action)
View posts in this forum since last visit
View unanswered posts in this forum
Calendar
 Forum index » Archive » Archive: General » ARG: VaporLofts
[UPDATE] [Oct 2] Paris directory (binary puzzle)
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topicMark the topic unreadView next topic
Page 1 of 2 [19 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Author Message
anonymouse
Boot

Joined: 24 Sep 2005
Posts: 14

[UPDATE] [Oct 2] Paris directory (binary puzzle)

The Paris page has a boatload of binary beginning the page. I don't think this is new, is it?
where does one truncate the digits? every 8, 10?

edit: split off from this topic - rowan
edit: added description - rowan

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:25 am
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Delusional
Entrenched


Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 839

Re: New Binary

anonymouse wrote:
The Paris page has a boatload of binary beginning the page. I don't think this is new, is it?
where does one truncate the digits? every 8, 10?



Thanks Anonymouse, this is indeed new. At least to me. and i believe there's a few diffrent lengths that could decode.

Heres the code:
Code:
00000000 01001011 00000000 00111001 00000000 00101000 00000000 00001001 00000000 00001010 00000000 01011010 00000000 00111000 00000000 01000111 00000000 00010101 00000000 00110100 00000000 00010100 00000000 00111110 00000000 00110001 00000000 00101100 00000000 01010111 00000000 00101111 00000000 00101101 00000000 00110111 00000000 00001011 00000000 00101011 00000000 00010111 00000000 00000100 00000000 01000110 00000000 00000110 00000000 01010011 00000000 00010010 00000000 00100010 00000000 01010000 00000000 00010000 00000000 01001110 00000000 00100110 00000000 00000111 00000000 00110011 00000000 00111011 00000000 00001000 00000000 00011110 00000000 00100101 00000000 00100100 00000000 01000000 00000000 01001000 00000000 00111100 00000000 00111010 00000000 01000101 00000000 00011101 00000000 00110000 00000000 00111111 00000000 00110101 00000000 00000001 00000000 01010001 00000000 01011101 00000000 00100011 00000000 01001111 00000000 01001100 00000000 00001110 00000000 00001100 00000000 01010110 00000000 00101001 00000000 01000010 00000000 01011000 00000000 00010110 00000000 01000001 00000000 00001101 00000000 00110010 00000000 00011011 00000000 01001001 00000000 01011001 00000000 00100000 00000000 00000011 00000000 01011110 00000000 00101110 00000000 00101010 00000000 00100111 00000000 00011010 00000000 00110110 00000000 01011111 00000000 00011000 00000000 00000000 00000000 01011100 00000000 01010100 00000000 00000101 00000000 01001101 00000000 01000100 00000000 00011100 00000000 00010001 00000000 00111101 00000000 01010101 00000000 01011011 00000000 00011001 00000000 01010010 00000000 01001010 00000000 00100001 00000000 00010011 00000000 00000010 00000000 00001111 00000000 01000011 00000000 00011111 00000000 00111010 00000000 00100010 00000000 00011101 00000000 00001000 00000000 00110000 00000000 01010010 00000000 00001000 00000000 01000000 00000000 00111010


PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:09 am
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Abraxas
Unfettered

Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Cologne, Germany

Well, every second is a blank character (00000000). Aligned correctly, you get one column with binary, but they don't make sense in column or from left to right. There must be something else here.
It seems that they have a fascination for substitution ciphers so my guess is, this is another one. Although on first glance none of those seem to repeat, right?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:15 am
 View user's profile Send private message
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
y2kbozo
Decorated


Joined: 28 Sep 2002
Posts: 252

Possible answer

I think this is the answer:
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
PARIS IMP
(possibly the start of "PARIS IMPORTANT")

Method:
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
When the binary is converted to decimal you get the numbers 0-95 (out of order) and the last nine 58 34 29 8 48 82 8 64 58 which are all repeats. If you take the positions of these nine in the first past of the list you get 42 27 44 35 45 89 35 39 42. There are a number of ways to proceed, but one is to subtract 26 (letters in the alphabet?) to get 16 1 18 9 19 63 9 13 16 which using 1=A to 26=Z gives the answer with 63 (binary 111111) being a space. There is probably some underlying logic I don't see yet.
Very Happy Confused

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:33 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
L.Boomer
Decorated


Joined: 15 Oct 2003
Posts: 170
Location: The Gym by the Beach, or the Beach by the Gym.

Nice work, here it is....
http://vaporlofts.com/paris/imp.html

which also links to this:
http://vaporlofts.com/paris/1008.html Which has <!-- "twofish" --> at the bottom of the source
_________________
So much muscle that I never have to flex...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:09 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
theShaggy
Unfettered

Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 417
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Which leads us to http://vaporlofts.com/paris/twofish.html. This has the following text, which is INVISOTEXT:

Spoiler (Rollover to View):
V[(:Mmeyknf/wwM#mF)zfw[)nP<WwV5^{l)A


And <!-- REMEMBER YOUR IMPERATIVES --> at the very bottom.

PARIS IMP = Imperatives? If someone decodes the garbled text in both imp.html and 1008, maybe we'll find out what Mr. Paris is doing?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:00 pm
 View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Abraxas
Unfettered

Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Cologne, Germany

Seriously, how did you figure out the binary??
You lose me after the conversion-to-decimal-part...

VL is getting way to tough for me. It's all about weird codes and they all seem to be different.

1008.html and twofish.html seem to be connected again, because they have the same description. Probably the string on twofish is a key to the code on 1008.
Or maybe ALL of those codes have to be connected somehow.


Edit:
From TPrime's decoding of the cipher at conn.html I gather that for the cipher there "v" is a blank and "v8" is a period. The rest is simple substitution.
For the code on imp.html the same method could work, but there are too many characters (I count 36!) so there has to be either digrams or perhaps more punctuation like quotes and exclamation marks.
I tried to find a keyword like "Atlanta" or "VaporLofts"..."nxaE)mEi$]" might be a possible match for the latter.

Also interesting:
DEFx;ymxnlkca)ln
DEFx;$mxBl
DEFx;$mlxDF
They start with the same five letters...might be another candidate for "Vapor".

I'll keep looking.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:32 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
anonymouse
Boot

Joined: 24 Sep 2005
Posts: 14

remeber your imperatives

As a school teacher, I recognize the term "imperatives" to mean a statement of action, like "go away" or "bring me my shoes." Have we heard any key imperative phrases that might help us? Or does this refer to Mr. Parrish's agenda?

I am finding a desire for more story. Anyone else?

I know, I know. I ask a lot of questions.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:18 am
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
y2kbozo
Decorated


Joined: 28 Sep 2002
Posts: 252

Solve details...

Here is the solve in more detail...
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Group by 16: 0000000001001011 0000000000111001 0000000000101000...

Convert to decimal: 75 57 40 9 10 90 56 71 21 52 20 62 49 44 87 47
45 55 11 43 23 4 70 6 83 18 34 80 16 78 38 7 51 59 8 30 37 36 64 72
60 58 69 29 48 63 53 1 81 93 35 79 76 14 12 86 41 66 88 22 65 13 50
27 73 89 32 3 94 46 42 39 26 54 95 24 0 92 84 5 77 68 28 17 61 85
91 25 82 74 33 19 2 15 67 31 58 34 29 8 48 82 8 64 58

There are 105 numbers. The first 96 are 0-95 (not in order).

The last 8 (58 34 29 8 48 82 8 64 58) are repeats of numbers in the first 96.

If you take the position of each of the last 8 numbers in the first 96 you get:
58 is the 42nd number, 34 is the 27th number, 29 the 44th, etc.

So the positions of the final 8 numbers are: 42 27 44 35 45 89 35 39 42

If you add 38 to each you get: 80 65 82 73 83 127 73 77 80
which is ASCII for "PARIS IMP" (with 127, binary 1111111, being a space).

Or, you can subtract 26 and get: 16 1 18 9 19 63 9 13 16
which using A=1 to Z=26 (and 63, binary 111111, the space) also gives "PARIS IMP".


PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:42 am
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
theShaggy
Unfettered

Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 417
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Abraxas wrote:
Edit:
From TPrime's decoding of the cipher at conn.html I gather that for the cipher there "v" is a blank and "v8" is a period. The rest is simple substitution.
For the code on imp.html the same method could work, but there are too many characters (I count 36!) so there has to be either digrams or perhaps more punctuation like quotes and exclamation marks.
I tried to find a keyword like "Atlanta" or "VaporLofts"..."nxaE)mEi$]" might be a possible match for the latter.

Also interesting:
DEFx;ymxnlkca)ln
DEFx;$mxBl
DEFx;$mlxDF
They start with the same five letters...might be another candidate for "Vapor".


I can see why V and V8 would be seen as spaces and lines, but I'm completely lost as to the subsitution on conn.html. Can you explain it a bit better (maybe in PM if it's not needed publically) because I'd like to try my hand at this codebreaking, but can't quite figure out where the extra characters come from.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:33 am
 View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Abraxas
Unfettered

Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Cologne, Germany

@Shaggy
The characters are substituted for alphabetic letters, with the two exceptions you mentioned. There is no system for this, it's just random substitution of one character for a letter.
If you have specific questions you may ask TPrime, because he broke that cipher.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:14 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
theShaggy
Unfettered

Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 417
Location: Toronto, Ontario

@Abraxas

Thanks man, I might just ask TPrime. But also...

You might be on to something about twofish.html being a key of some sort, however, I think it's more connected to imp.html. The HTML comment says "REMEMBER YOUR IMPERATIVES," which could lead to imp.html. Plus, if you look at the letters in the string of 36 (some repeats) of twofish.html, they all show up on imp, rather than on 1008.html, which seems to be in a different code.

Does this help anyone crack it?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:49 pm
 View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
y2kbozo
Decorated


Joined: 28 Sep 2002
Posts: 252

Imp decoded

I haven't seen the decoded text from imp.html posted, so here it is:
Spoiler (Rollover to View):
Care should be taken to avoid interaction with any entities encountered. Allow the subject to interact freely as she chooses. Take extra precautionary measures before entering a portal via Gateway One in Atlanta.

Reminder, critical: It is imperative that no entities exit the gateway by "piggybacking" with you as a host. Research and development has not isolated a specific type of entity that is capable of embedding without host consent, but many variables are unknown at this time. Know that if your security is compromised, you MUST remain in the portal and await extraction from the Vaporlofts team. Should such an event arise, remember that your contract allows for self-destruction imperative over compromise or breach of security for the company or worldwide safety. You were chosen because of your ability to make critical decisions such as this in the event of high potential emotional instability.

Reminder: The subject must be protected at all costs, overriding all other imperatives.

(I edited this to replace the asterisks with linefeeds. From decoding later messages, I believe this is correct.)


PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:42 pm
Last edited by y2kbozo on Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:05 pm; edited 1 time in total
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Abraxas
Unfettered

Joined: 27 Aug 2005
Posts: 736
Location: Cologne, Germany

@y2kbozo
Could you explain how you did that, again? Smile
It's not substitution, is it?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:53 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 ICQ Number 
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
TPrime
Boot


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 24
Location: Springfield, MO

Re: Imp decoded

y2kbozo wrote:
I haven't seen the decoded text from imp.html posted, so here it is:


Would you mind sharing the technique you used to decode that?
_________________
“Do not offend the Chair Leg of Truth; it is wise and terrible.” —Spider Jerusalem

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:56 pm
 View user's profile Send private message
 Mark this and the following posts unread Back to top 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 2 [19 Posts]   Goto page: 1, 2 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topicMark the topic unreadView next topic
 Forum index » Archive » Archive: General » ARG: VaporLofts
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group