There is no cheating this time,
no brute forcing my cipher,
for once try to play fair.
I really like crypto puzzles,
the hard part is using classical ciphers.
If you were to use the modern ciphers people might be in above their head.
Audio files may also be a great way,
encrypting something in sound is very tricky though.
Somehow I just don't know what I should do.
One might realize the clues but an other may not,
two can work together if they don't get it however,
eight million tries might not even be enough for some.
The only problem is every modern cipher does not operate alone
every mode is special, which one would you use?
Comparing Basic Ciphers is so much easier.
Circumstantially I come up with idea,
to initialize it with a long enough word.
Then there is the point of hiding a key,
one way is to throw some deceiving scheme,
like 54 + 46 * 178 = what color?
an other way is to hide it,
perhaps in plain sight but not make it to obvious.
it should be an acknowledgements for their suspicion.
Almost done, but what would you let them decrypt?
giving people a simple ciphertext is tedious,
Ylff hksg DBEEVMQQ VF FVEE KKEEVMQQ FVVM DBEEVMB IVFBP EEVMM VBKQQ UWEEPB WUW BEEVMK BEEYWQQ UW FVBP DBVMEE
will be what they are looking for.
Lastly modern ciphers need encoding,
classic ciphers usually don't take all the ascii characters,
this raises the question, obviously converting it is the answer
but to what? you need to make numbers of them,
well numbers and letters.
But little classical ciphers will accept numbers and letters.
luckily for that there's a solution as old as Rome.
you can sure count on a Roman to fix some of your problems :)
to me J and I are the same, double all the way.
Classic always comes before modern when unraveling the past
Numbers and letters, or in other words base 16.
You will know when you've broken the first encryption, likewise with the 2nd.
Every cipher needs a key!
EDIT very important!!
If you are able to decipher it the first time, remove 1 X at the very end before continuing.