PhreakNIC v3.0 Code Tutorial
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Subj:  [SE2600-P] PhreakNIC Code Lab - Updated Resource List
Date: 09/16/2000 7:11:45 PM Central Daylight Time

This is an ongoing series to dissect the PhreakNIC v3.0 code, which can be
seen at

Here's a quick-reference to resources for solving the Code:

The Code itself:

The Tutorial on how to solve the Code:

Information about the PhreakNIC Convention (v4.0 will be in November 2000):

Binary/Hex/ASCII Tutorial:

Binary/Hex/ASCII Chart:

ROT-13 decoder:


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Cryptography Tools:

Dictionary & Anagram tools:

Search engines & miscellaneous databases:  (Google owns)   (excellent searchable database of movie info) (good quickref for book synopses)  (geek news galore - set this as your homepage!)

Haiku Writing Tips:

Sonnet Writing Tips:,1053,3335,FF.html

RealAudio Files of DragonCon tracks:

More info about your tour guide:

Where to download AIM software so you can ask your tour guide for more hints:

Where to find the (currently in beta) web-based Java app of AIM, so you can
still maintain plausible deniability about running AIM (for all you
AOL-hating snobs out there)  :P

Information about SE2600:

Miscellaneous other stuff:   (MIT Mystery Challenge)  (info on cryptic crossword clues) (info on PGP security hole) (details on the PGP hole)  (good pic for steganography test) (fnord)

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