(05-24-2015, 10:47 AM)Chrysler Wrote: [ -> ]It's not assembly code or an image or anything similar. It also isn't to be interpreted as a single number because it wouldn't start with a null byte then. It appears completely random, so it's either a cryptographic key or encrypted or compressed data. I guess we'll have to wait for more clues, the ARG isn't over yet.

Well, it can't be a private key, because then the 2nd prime number would end with a 4, making it a composite number. Perhaps this is a

one-time pad? If it is, it would make sense to start with 0s because it has to match the length of the string that it encrypts.

(05-24-2015, 10:50 AM)Crypter Wrote: [ -> ]Well, it can't be a private key, because then the 2nd prime number would end with a 4, making it a composite number. Perhaps this is a one-time pad? If it is, it would make sense to start with 0s because it has to match the length of the string that it encrypts.

Private keys in RSA are not the product of two primes so no need to find any primes. The private key could start with a null byte if it is stored in the data format of some encryption software, e.g. during the AAMFP ARG there was an OpenPGP key file embedded in the HTML code (which started with a "BEGIN PGP PRIVATE KEY BLOCK" header so it was immediately clear how to interpret it).

But I think it's more likely that it's simply encrypted data and we lack the algorithm and key.

So, these are clips from them movie I assume. Reed is still alive.

(05-24-2015, 11:03 AM)Chrysler Wrote: [ -> ] (05-24-2015, 10:50 AM)Crypter Wrote: [ -> ]Well, it can't be a private key, because then the 2nd prime number would end with a 4, making it a composite number. Perhaps this is a one-time pad? If it is, it would make sense to start with 0s because it has to match the length of the string that it encrypts.

Private keys in RSA are not the product of two primes so no need to find any primes. The private key could start with a null byte if it is stored in the data format of some encryption software, e.g. during the AAMFP ARG there was an OpenPGP key file embedded in the HTML code (which started with a "BEGIN PGP PRIVATE KEY BLOCK" header so it was immediately clear how to interpret it).

But I think it's more likely that it's simply encrypted data and we lack the algorithm and key.

Why does it have to be RSA?

(05-24-2015, 11:22 AM)Kein Wrote: [ -> ]So, these are clips from them movie I assume. Reed is still alive.

It might depend on your definition of "alive".

So, I tried the Ping command. Pinged alpha, and it started pinging alpha. However, it also showed an IP address. I went ahead and pinged/traced it from cmd. The response was under 1ms, but the packets returned with a TTL of 64, meaning it had quite a long way to go. Despite that, the trace shows no locations that it went through on the way. Am I missing something?

The IP address you found is your own.

Using ping:

Alpha station is not responding

Theta station is responding (0% loss)

The signal reaches Omega station but the response is lost (100% loss)

Delta station is responding (25% loss)

Phi station: Unable to secure LUMAR link. Don't know what that means, but the ping failed

Are there any other stations?

Is this a countdown? To what?