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A famous mathematician was found on his deathbed this evening, leaving behind his lifes work trapped away on his computer.

Protected by a password, it is believed this computer contains many groundbreaking equations that have yet to be released to the public.

Luckily, it seems, our mathematician was aware of his timely demise and left us a note, ensuring his works only went to someone intellectually worthy. The note thus read:


"It seems my time has come at last, for like many before me, I have met my demise. I'm sure you'll want my lifes works, they're ever such a prize. Are you worthy?

For Fibonacci was right,  
if only he'd gone further he'd have shed some light,  
for me aabcehmu is just not enough for a key,
yet it's taken as credence,  
just adding one to each of his sequence,  
just remember to playfair,  
for names leave a legacy,  
signed hpssodge"
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I think I have found the password.

Step 1

Firstly the aabcehmu stands for Fibonacci is the alphabetic representation of the Fibonacci sequence. Now according to letter "just adding one to each of his sequence" we need to add one to each letter of the Fibonacci. and you will get bbcdfinv

Step 2

'hpssodge' is a message which we need to decode using Playfair Cipher so When you Decrypt hpssodge with key as bbcdfinv you will get

The password

puzzling

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    $\begingroup$ That was a little bit quicker than I had hoped haha.. I should have made it harder! $\endgroup$ – Alexander Wigmore Jun 12 '15 at 22:45

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