Lesson 8 - More Anagrams
This is an ongoing series to dissect the PhreakNIC v3.0 code, which
seen at http://www.phreaknic.org/phreaknic.txt.
For those of you that are still curious about the ninth "signature"
in the poem ("A data-link grumbles on the cloud"), here are a few other
resources to check:
- Search engines. www.yahoo.com, www.altavista.com,
there's a ton of 'em
out there, but www.google.com is the one that I personally tend to use most
- Movie info. My favorite movie database on the web
is called the Internet
Movie Database, at www.imdb.com. *Lots* of good info there. From searching
on gaffers to seeing multiple reviews to checking out the famous quotes or
actors in a particular movie, to finding release dates of movies past and
present, this is a great site.
- Anagram software: You can go to a search engine and
search on "anagram
solver" or "anagram server" or something like that, but here are a few of the
pages that I used:
Now, getting back to the poem. Last time, we were left pondering
highlighted letters that were scattered within it:
: t se i e m h t r . l k r
(): n O e A T l C u .
Each is an anagram. The second one, however, is a red herring.
"noeatlcu" anagrams to: "Not a clue."
<grumble> But, at least it eliminates one of the two sections,
so let's look
at the other one:
t se i e m h t r . l k r
A reminder of what we're looking for: We're trying to find something
will either help us *make* a PGP key for the next section, or will maybe
point us somewhere that we can *find* a key. There's not enough info here to
make a key, so it's gotta be a pointer of some kind. Sure looks like a URL of
some sort... It's got enough letters to be microsoft.com, but the letter
distribution isn't right. Then again, it might explain the "Satan" reference
in the poem. ;)
.com? Not the right letters. Same for .net, .gov
Hmm, but .HTM might work... What would things look like
if we moved the HTM
letters after the dot?
Tseiemhtr.lkr --> Seietrlkr.htm
Just for the heck of it, let's try typing that one in to our web browser:
Nope, nothing there. How about .HTML ?
We're close though, I know it. :) JonnyX's sekrits will soon be seen...
See you next time,
"I'm a gamer. It's what I am. It's what I do."