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GuestUser17
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Who wants to brute force it?

100 tries took me 8 minutes - 0000-0100

Call 1-320-227-2363 and then enter 8606-0353. It will ask for message identifier but if you get it wrong it just asks again. Anyone want to try a different range, say starting at 2000?

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franjime
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Re: Who wants to brute force it?

GuestUser17 wrote:
100 tries took me 8 minutes - 0000-0100

Call 1-320-227-2363 and then enter 8606-0353. It will ask for message identifier but if you get it wrong it just asks again. Anyone want to try a different range, say starting at 2000?


Heck of a starting guess there, GU17 -

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The code is 2001


Can't figure out how to upload this silly audio file now....

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MrToasty
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Wow, that is one long message.
ETA: first pass at this beast, haven't proofed it yet so take it with a grain of salt
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9999m86sswz/29guz13/exrbepetdvuz0yquypnxodkowjcdwentlueipeeiwhu/ctedzhxvidtlqzarkb/coyayhfdwuaeq0eryzmfbsf1ahaujqqsorerfotrszlldrezsnekutytdaese/t7hycgfvyr61icvhdbinkgm/o0csljlbkrvkunydlwhoeng/e86yavx0000

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GuestUser17
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There's more than 1 message

So I dialed 2010, since that was the first four numbers on one of the news articles that was linked through Twitter, and got a different message. I will transcribe it later if no one beats me to it.
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9999u1tjeg/01kdb13/gbed0jtjvxgghawwazspygf/xuywxzymvhuyhpruy/o61zdqnzrzxlymfepuf4rtmuynpwxvz/u7vstnlnppqfnfxtl/h1oxpl0000

2010.mp3
Description  The numbers 2-0-1-0 were found from the 2nd linked news article from the @AscendToday Twitter feed.
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MrToasty
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Nice, we also have 3411 and 1642 from the most recent linked articles. Whole lotta transcribing to do Razz

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Intriguing... *lurk*
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GuestUser17
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Audio recordings of the latest 2 messages - 1642 and 3411

16-4-2(8) came from the 3rd news article - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/10/lavabit_unsealed
34-1-1 came from the 4th news article - http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/national_world&id=9272746
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MrToasty
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Here are the three other recordings we have so far.

ETA - heh, beat me to it Smile
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GuestUser17
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1642

Transcript:
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9999y1akxi/03gep13/ekcotiemvlctxnbwnu1jbofulxyiaafxvzk/scvlmsfwifvtuqmerarrmefmojahooiafrjgfnd/x1bnfpldfdwfnlavhz/tgppvrqhwkeoanbygfbktuck/u1bhea0000


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MrToasty
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It'd really be nice to find something capable of transcribing these if we are going to be getting more of them in the future. It'd also be nice to figure out what the last garbled bits of the image text say as it may help us decide what to do with this data.

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GuestUser17
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3411

Transcription:
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9999x1utys/04cls13/vyvyyaralbhxbepbccipj1ybofvlkejfaf/kwhbauzzjvuigewxrztlpcoby/qenzrlhkwds0jbpfawtosacztxootvvfshgmtkwkzcrpoazhdzsh/m1asahiuubtgqtvkfv/pbujduhtjwevrwhxadwbvrdd/l1zrjz0000


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GuestUser17
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MrToasty wrote:
It'd really be nice to find something capable of transcribing these if we are going to be getting more of them in the future. It'd also be nice to figure out what the last garbled bits of the image text say as it may help us decide what to do with this data.

I just slow it down a bit in Audacity and it's not too bad to transcribe them but I have no idea what to do with them yet. They are different lengths but all start and end with 9999/0000. Hopefully I'll find some time to look at them later and also go back through the other things we have in case we missed something.

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MrToasty
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Same way I was transcribing.

All different lengths, but look at the start and ends. For a given string, same number of characters for the 9999 and 0000 parts, and the placement of numbers in each matches up. For example using the first:
9999: m86sswz
0000: e86yavx

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GuestUser17
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The first /'s appear to demarc dates - xx-xxx-13. Working on the rest of the messages now with substitution cipher to see if I can get something.

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MrToasty wrote:
... It'd also be nice to figure out what the last garbled bits of the image text say as it may help us decide what to do with this data.

Really can't improve on that beaut letter substitution 'tho spent a lil time with it at Decrypto b/c "always was a lucid butterfly" brought to mind Zhuang's butterfly lucid dream which relates into Ascend's philosophy. Fwiw, the 梅 unicode on their FB is for Plum. That's Mei in Mandarin & is a very pretty and common girl's name in China.
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