Fog and Mirrors: Decrypted messages

In case you didn’t bother to decrypt all messages (or none if you just read the guide over here), here are the decrypted messages on the phone for lore reasons.

And no, I did not all by hand. I’m a 21st century operative.

For chiper 1 (C1) I found the cipher on the phone, calculated the offset (20) and just input the code + offset here: https://www.dcode.fr/caesar-cipher

For Cipher 2 (C2) I found the cipher on the phone and input the code + the substitution alphabet here: https://www.dcode.fr/monoalphabetic-substitution

Cipher 3 (C2R) I did by hand as it combined two different ciphers + characters shifts.

Email inbox message – RE: RE: Security –

We both know that Orochi can crack any digital encryption. That’s what they’re used to. Orochi’s hackers never went to basic training or had to survive in the wilderness. They have no clue how to translate a cipher. Low tech can beat high tech.

Email inbox message – For when you get here –

HEY MARCUS, THE PC PASSWORD AT THE MEETING POINT IS IRONPUP33596. THE REST OF THE CIPHER KEY IS IN THE PASSWORD HINT.

Note:

Numbers will be 11374 when you get to the PC.

File Meeting Location.txt

Site alpha: 1472 Pearl St. That’s right, in New York. Meet there after extraction.

The front door is locked. Passcode is lat and lon of the forbidden city. You know the one. In Italy.

Proposal: Cipher C2R
Ground 3: I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE A CHANGE TO C2: ROTATION. IT’S SIMPLE, AFTER EACH CHARACTER JUST TAKE THE RIGHTMOST LETTER OF THE BOTTOM HALF OF THE KEY, PUT IT ON THE LEFT SIDE AND SHIFT THE BOTTOM RIGHT BY 1. WE CAN DENOTE IT C2R.

Lead: YES. ENACT THIS AT ONCE, MANDATORY COMPLIANCE. BUT SHIFT LEFT INSTEAD OF RIGHT, IT’S EASIER TO CALCULATE.

Code change

I changed the code on the 2nd gate. It is 112770

Personal note

The bickering between those who thinks low tech ciphers is the best thing and those asking why they can’t use proper encryption is amusing.

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Just one correction, you didn’t decipher “C4R” properly at the end of the ground 3 message. The number substition (effectively x+2) applies to anything encoded in C2.

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