Home-made cipher challenge!

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Author: universe PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:14 am    Post subject: Home-made cipher challenge!
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Hi geniuses,

Here's a challenge to decrypt a home-made hidden message.

Code:

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Download the original here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2709980/hiddenMsg.txt

Hints:
1. The hidden message was encrypted with a simple home-made encryption algorithm.
2. The message was encrypted with a simple symmetric key, i.e.: 123.
3. The message is in English.

Let's see who is the fastest to crack this code.



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