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The 1337 Passphrase

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A very difficult puzzle which requires knowledge in simple leet speak to solve. It might take a while to figure out as you have to rearrange letters and numbers to form a sentence.

Type: Test of Disorder

A Verbal Access Code is required to proceed.

Nearby you see a curious decoration on the wall. It consists of a series of removable tiles with random numbers and letters on it.

03F1H041H1M5H
GDH14N7HRTHRM
31F33445WCY34
1W714CFM8N5PN
0MCU0U4D707N7
7FPYHH3FK1N0R
LD50NR8P7FM05

Around this odd encryption is a frame with the following words: A PASSPHRASE IS REQUIRED TO PROCEED. FORM A SENTENCE WITH THE NUMBERS AND LETTERS AND RECITE IT TO PASS.

The tiles can be removed and rearranged.

Hint 1: You know I think those numbers might also represent letters as well.
Hint 2: There is a cipher known as leet speak which uses numbers that look like letters to make it difficult for people who don't know it to read it. I suspect that the sentence is in leet speak.
Hint 3: Ok I have been looking at some common leet number to letter conversions and I think that 7 might be a T.
Hint 4: The number 8 looks like it could be a B.
Hint 5: Does the number 3 look like a backwards E?
Hint 6: The number 1 has to be an I. Because all of the letters are CAPS.
Hint 7: The number 5 looks aufully alot like an S.
Hint 8: Ok it looks like the number 4 is definately the letter A.
Hint 9: The number zero is obviously an O.
Hint 10: Sometimes leet speak uses its own slightly modified words as well.
Hint 11: For example the word "MORE" can be spelled M O A R.
Hint 12: The word "THE" can be spelled T E H.

Solution:
The tiles spell out the following: L37 U5 5P34K N0 M04R 0F 73H F417H 0F M4N 8U7 1N5734D 81ND H1M D0WN FR0M M15CH13F W17H T3H CH41N5 0F CRYP70GR4PHY

Which is leet speak for: Let us speak no more of the faith of man but instead bind him down from mischief with the chains of cryptography.

Recite this phrase as the verbal access code to proceed.



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Voted Strolen
February 5, 2018, 16:18
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I like the idea and concept but not sure anybody would be able to unscramble the letters and come up with this. I would supply us with another version of all of them in order but perhaps separated in octets or something. So it is still challenging and 1337 but perhaps more near the realm that a non-techie could figure it out.

Great concept!


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