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Regarding posting their next series of clues on a “spoof web site”, this is probably it: Cicada 3301 releases clues to BBC News When I first visited the link in question, I actually thought it was a real article.
;) Note that the real BBC site uses and not though.
However the reality behind the puzzle is no where near close to being revealed and remains shrouded in mystery and left to the speculation of online chat rooms.
The clues themselves demand a very interesting skill set; they don’t just contain cryptograms and riddles but advance far out of the traditional domain of online puzzles to include historical themes, music, literature, poetry and much, much more.
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Note that Open Puff can use multiple keys, and multiple carriers (files) with hidden data.
What appears to be a simple image with some seemingly random phrases actually gives way to being one of the most sophisticated and well thought through web puzzles in the history of the internet and has attracted the attention of some of the most talented netizens of the world – fuelling rumours that it is a recruitment campaign for anything from governmental intelligence agencies to anarchistic hacker organizations.Looking at the rest of the sequence, it turns out that it is in fact a perfect match with the fibonacci sequence, with all the 2:s removed! Please treat this message with the same level of skeptical vision as any other errant email that you receive. Good luck, 3301 Secondly, has anyone bothered to vet, and I mean, really vet the Bach clue? It’s a ruse, and leads directly to 1033 BWV Further study leads me to believe Bach never wrote that piece. The Sonata in C major for flute and continuo, BWV1033, is preserved in a manuscript in the hand of C P E Bach, dating from the early 1730s, and in which he attributes the piece to his father.:) So, the question is whether the sequence itself, the missing 2:s, or the continuation of the sequence, is the important part here. 3301 is leading us to a place where we doubt authenticity itself. Its origins are obscure and disparate, perhaps since its first two movements, at least, are arguably more convincing as pieces for an unaccompanied melody instrument.For those of you still unfamiliar with the Cicada 3301 puzzle, it has been called “the most elaborate and mysterious puzzle of the internet age” by Metro, and is listed as one of the “Top 5 eeriest, unsolved mysteries of the Internet” by The Washington Post.Here are links to some of the articles that were written about me and my work on the original Cicada 3301 challenge back in 2012: Meet The Man Who Solved The Mysterious Cicada 3301 Puzzle The Internet Mystery That Has the World Baffled Update (2014-01-05): The integer sequence found in the first QR code felt familiar, but I was not sure why.Update (2014-01-05): Two days ago I received the following message, from someone claiming to represent Cicada 3301: When is a BWV not a BWV? You have also been intelligent enough to identify false 3301s. The music of greatest substance, though, is to be found in the ‘Adagio’ which, like the concluding Minuets, ‘alternativement’, is not devoid of Bachian character.Bach’s hand can surely be sensed, too, in the fully written-out parts of the first Minuet which bears relationship to a movement of a concerto by Bach’s Merseburg contemporary, Christoph Förster; but, be that as it may, the sonata is uneven in quality and inconsistent in technique.The first one decoded to this string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or those of you who are curious how I performed the decoding, revealing the QR images was done using GIMP, by adjusting the color curves.That gave me the following image: I manually stitched together the QR code in the corners to qr1.png, and inverted the colors, and decoded it using: [email protected]:~/3301/qr1$ zbarimg -q --raw qr1| perl -pne 'ssgex' Puff_Steganography_Sometimes the stories are hidden well, with many keys and many locks 01135813134558914433377610987159758441816765 Since there is still no PGP signed message, it is doubtful that this is the real Cicada, but time will tell… The next logical step, if someone wants to analyze this further, is probably to use the Open Puff steganography software, and maybe the “01135813134558914433377610987159758441816765” string as a key (hex-encoded binary data?I must admit that I did not give it much thought either, after ruling out any hidden ASCII message. Seeing that so many false 3301’s now join the game, we will post our next series of clues on a spoof website.Today I received a message from someone calling himself Robo Simian, with the following suggestion: 01135813134558914433377610987159758441816765 Not sure if it means anything, but at first glance the integer sequence contains sub-sequences similar in nature to the Fibonacci Sequence: 0, 1, 1, 3, 5, 8, 1 3 and 13, 45, 58 but I’m not sure what to make of the rest: 914433377610,987159758441816765 Note that the fibonacci sequence begins with 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 though, so the 2 is missing. We will be watching your work, since it is superior to anyone’s work out there.